Midlands-based electric heating specialist Ecolec recently met up with star of the Apprentice – Alan Sugar’s ex-right hand man – Nick Hewer and impressed him with the latest offerings from the company.
Managing Director Chandru Ray was delighted that Nick Hewer, the Guest Speaker, at the recent BSRIA event - Building Services Research and Information Association – at the Brewery in Central London took such an interest in his product ideas. This annual event where leading companies in the building services sector gather at this venue for the launch of the unique Ecolec Multiple Zone Smart Thermostat App.
Renowned for innovative electric heating solutions, Ecolec has launched its novel design solution – Ecolec Multiple Zone – a new wireless, remotely controlled Smart Controller – using a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone – that allows you to control temperature and heating in up to 10 separate zones within your home with absolute precision.
You simply need to log in to a home or office Ecolec heating system via the internet to check the air temperature in any zone or room and make the program schedule changes necessary. This system offers a unique level of flexibility for controlling a heating system remotely – the user can issue the same app to his maintenance engineer if he is away!
The Ecolec Multiple Zone Gateway is connected via a network cable to a home or office internet router. Programming and control is then available using a PC, tablet, or mobile device with a PC app, browser or mobile app via the internet. The signals between the Gateway, thermostats and heaters are all wireless. Wireless signals between the gateway and each zone’s thermostats and radiators communicate at 433 mHz.
"In many applications – particularly in new and refurbished apartment blocks, electric heating is far preferable to wet heating systems and far less expensive to install,” says Chandru Ray. "With these wireless controls you can control the heat in various areas of the home or office remotely – it’s deceptively simple.”