If you want to upgrade your home with smart heating, the Black Friday sales weekend is a great time to buy – and the deals are here. But hurry. Most of these deals end today.
Just to be clear: these are real discounts that are only available only for a couple of weeks each year. If you're considering investing in smart heating, this is a good time to go for it.
Get a third off Tado smart heating products
These are some of the best savings we’ve seen on Tado products.
If you want a full Tado smart heating system, you’ll want to invest in one of the V3+ Starter kits, which we've tested and rate highly. They come in both wired and wireless form, depending on whether or not you have a wired thermostat connected to your boiler.
If your home has a thermostat with a wireless connection to the boiler or no thermostat at all, you should opt for the Wireless Smart Thermostat Starter Kit V3+. If your home has a hot water tank and you want to control the hot water via the Tado app, this is also the kit to go for.
There’a a huge discount on this product, which is on sale for £135.90. Amazon is quoting an RRP of £239.99, which would make this a 45% saving. In reality, you can usually buy this starter kit for around £199.99, which still makes this a 32% saving.
If your home has an existing wired thermostat (typically mounted in the living room) and a combi boiler (no hot water tank), you’ll want the Tado Wired Smart Thermostat Starter Kit V3+, which is discounted from an RRP of £199.99 to £149.99, which would be a saving £50 or 29%. We’ve got to say that you can usually buy this system for £179.99, so more realistically you’re saving 17% or £30.
Save 43% on Tado smart TRVs
The biggest discount overall is on a three-pack of smart thermostatic radiator valves, which are on sale for £119.90, down from £209.99, saving £90.09 or 43%. This is a great deal if you already have a Tado smart thermostat and you’d like individual control over more rooms in your home.
A single smart TRV is down 31% from £67.87 to £46.90.
Get 25% off a Hive smart thermostat
Hive has slashed the price of its smart thermostat from £179 to £134.25. That's 25% off. Get the deal on Hive. You’ll also get a free, 3-month trial of Hive Heating Plus, which could help you to make savings on your home heating.
This is a decent deal but bear in mind that professional installation through Hive is not currently available, and you'll also need a Hive hub, which is cheapest to order via Hive, where it'll cost £60 if you buy now - it's usually around £80.
We gave Hive Active Heating 2 4.5 stars out of 5 in our review, particularly praising its intuitive and easy to use interface and stylish thermostat design. Just about anyone with a boiler can get a Hive heating system installed. If you’re not sure, you can check compatibility with Hive.
Save 20% on a Nest thermostat E
It has an RRP of £199 but for Black Friday, you can get the Nest Thermostat E from Google for £159. That's a saving of £40/ 20%. Full disclosure: it's discounted to this price a couple of times a year but the price is unlikely to drop further in the near future. You can find out more about it in our review.
Save 25% on a Drayton Wiser smart heating system
We gave Drayton Wiser four out of five stars in our review. One of the things we like about it is that it’s easy to use. And this begins at installation: you should be able to do it yourself and not have to worry about calling out an engineer.
In spite of the RRP on the sales page which is given as £209.98/ £219.99, Amazon’s usual price is usually around £200, although it does fluctuate. So this is still a very real saving of a quarter off the usual price.
In the box, you'll get a central room thermostat, a heat hub and two smart TRVs (smart radiator valves, which replace the 'dumb' existing valves on your radiators).
Multi-zone means you can control the heating room by room (creating up to 16 different zones), all via the app.
The Drayton Wiser Smart Thermostat Dual Zone Heating and Hot Water Control is also down by around a quarter to £149.99. You can also get about a third off the Heating and Hot Water Control Kit and Heating Control Only Kit (both are down to £94.99).
Wiser is Alexa and Google Assistant compatible. It also works with IFTTT, which means you can set up features including geofencing, so that when the last member of the family leaves the house, the heating will immediately turn down, and turn back up when they arrive home.
You can check out all the deals on the Drayton Wiser Amazon page.
Save over 25% on Netatmo thermostats
There's a solid deal from Amazon on Netatmo's smart thermostat for an individual boiler. It has an RRP of £139.99 but you can get it now for £99.99, saving over 28%.
Netatmo itself is offering 25% off its modulating thermostat, which works with OpenTherm boilers (which can precisely adjust the temperature of a home's heating by changing the burner power). It's an energy efficient system but our quibble with it was its RRP of £219.99. It usually sells for a little less than this but for Black Friday you can buy it direct from Netatmo for £149.99.
For more advice and information, check out the top-rated smart heating systems in our round-up of the best smart thermostats we've tested.