2,100 Louth County Council residents have seen the installation of the climote remote control heating system in their homes which allows users to remotely control their home heating and adjust the temperature from anywhere using smart technology, allowing families ensure that the heating is only on when they require it. The local authority has recently completed a major Energy Pilot Project with upgrades to 2,100 homes across the county, including, Drogheda, Dundalk and Mid-Louth.
Termonfeckin resident Claire Duffy is high in her praise of the system and she welcomed outgoing Cathaoirleach, Cllr Oliver Tully into her home recently to let him see firsthand the benefits of the new climote installations.
“climote is so simple to use. Previously we had a manual thermostat with just an on/off button. Now with climote we have much more freedom to control our heating system remotely via the smartphone app.”
“We’ve a new baby and my husband and I really notice the increased comfort and convenience of being able to boost the heating on the way home, or if we need to pop the heat on when getting up for a night feed. The great thing is the convenience and knowing that we are saving energy costs. With climote, I know exactly when and for how long the home heating or hot water will be on for.”
Councillor Tully said “Energy efficiency is a key priority for Louth County Council and I salute the great work that has been carried out all over the county. Louth County Council has been working with climote – itself one of Louth’s modern day success stories – on this project since 2013 and it’s great to see people being able to take control of their home heating systems, with simple and easy to use heating controls. As part of this work, Louth County Council has been able to reduce energy costs for homeowners as well as improve the BER ratings of the Council’s housing stock.”
Louth County Council’s project partners on the innovative scheme included Electric Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Kingspan and climote.