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How To Install Halo Combi Smart Thermostats Without Hardwiring

Blog04 February 2022

Tired of hardwiring smart thermostats? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution in the form of Ideal Heating’s Halo Combi smart thermostat. The demand for the best smart thermostat has increased significantly over the past five years, driven by their ability to save consumers money on their energy bills while also giving them the option to tailor their heating around their lifestyles. As a result, many consumers now want a smart thermostat to be fitted with their new boiler installation or retrofitted into their existing heating systems.

For you as an installer, this adds additional revenue onto a job which can only be a great thing. However, installing a third-party smart thermostat could also present additional challenges - namely hardwiring them in. 

The Issues With Hardwiring Smart Thermostats

There are two installation options available when looking at how to install a smart thermostat:

  1. Hardwire the thermostat in yourself

  2. Bring in an electrician to hardwire the thermostat in

Both smart thermostat installation options take time and effort. If you choose to hardwire a smart thermostat in yourself, you’ll need to consider the measuring up and trimming of wires, drilling in the receiver, clearing up the snippings and dust etc. However, bringing in an electrician will impact the final job profitability, whilst forcing you to rely on another person (electrician) to finish the job to your standards.

Another issue is many consumers are now working from home and need both the internet and mains power to undertake their job. Turning off the mains power not only causes disruption to a consumer’s daily work schedule, but if you’re having to rely on an electrician to complete the installation, it leaves you at the mercy of their schedule and any delays they suffer.

Install Halo Combi Without Hardwiring

There is another option for installing a smart thermostat: choosing a model that doesn’t require any hardwiring. Ideal Heating’s Halo Combi can be installed in just four minutes from start to finish. It requires no hardwiring, no electrician and minimises disruption to a consumer’s daily life. 

Our Halo range of smart programmable room thermostats have been designed specifically for Ideal Heating’s boilers. The Halo Combi range comes with a pre-wired smart interface module. All you need to do to install our Halo Combi is remove the plastic timer plate and simply plug the module into the aperture on the front of Logic and Vogue boilers. 

From the start to finish this can be done in four minutes by following these simple steps: 

  • Isolate the boiler and perform the necessary safety checks.

  • Pop out the timer plate.

  • Plug in the smart interface module.

  • Pair with the Halo thermostat and Play!

If you’re an Ideal Heating installer, why not try the Halo Combi smart thermostat range with your next installation to see the savings you can make on-time, effort and money? 

There’s never been a better time to try Halo either! Until the 28th February 2022, you have the opportunity to earn triple Connect points on every Halo programmable room thermostat registered on installerconnect.com through our Connect loyalty programme. If installing a Halo Combi, that’s £15 cashback for just four minutes of work!

For more information on our smart thermostats and their benefits for both consumers and installers, visit the Ideal Heating blog or follow us on Facebook.