Saving energy, maximising comfort
Firstly, what is a smart home?
A smart home is a home which uses a range of interconnected devices which can all be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. This type of living is designed to improve efficiency whilst improving home comforts.
A smart App control for your boiler plays a part in having a smart connected home as it means your central heating and hot water can be controlled from anywhere via the internet.
How do smart controls work?
You can use a smart control to personalise your home to suit your individual needs. Whether you want to turn off the heating as you won’t be home until later on or if you want to pre-heat the hot water ready for a bath when you’re home. Smart home systems can be programmed to fit your lifestyle with ease.
Using the Glow-worm smart controller MiGo, with it’s dedicated app, you can be in control of your home using the internet.
Through the ability to programme your home to provide energy only when you need it, these devices have the potential to help you reduce your overall energy consumption.
Using the MiGo smart home app?
You can download the free MiGo app from the Google play store for Android phones and the App store for Apple devices with both iPad and iPhone versions available.
The MiGo app gives you control over your heating system as well as information on your hot water and heat consumption, inside and outside temperatures and overall status report. The app has been designed to be simple and easy to use. You can even run a system analysis through a short questionnaire when you first set the app up to find the most efficient setting combination for you.
Here are a few of our frequently asked questions…
What is a Glow-worm MiGo?
The MiGo is an ErP class IV control that is a wirelessly operated thermostat with an electronic display allowing control of the heating and hot water in your home.
What is the guarantee period on the MiGo?
The MiGo comes with a 2-year manufacturers guarantee as standard. Terms and conditions apply.
What do you mean by self-learning?
The MiGo learns from the environment around it, collecting thermal data from the house. The MiGo also learns using data from the internet, including weather information. After just two weeks in your home, the MiGo is able to communicate with the boiler to set functionality allowing optimum temperature and energy control of your home.
Where can I download the MiGo app?
How can I connect my mobile device?
- Activate your device’s Bluetooth connection, normally found within ‘settings’.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth button/comfort safety mode button on the MiGo for at least 5 seconds. The screen with flash blue when the Bluetooth is active.
- Turn on the WLAN settings which can be found using the app. Follow instructions on the screen to connect your device to the control.
NOTE: WPS is not supported on this control.
What frequency does the MiGo communicate on?
The MiGo uses 868MHz transmission frequency between the thermostat and the communication unit.
What is the maximum range of the wireless signal?
100m maximum free field range, ≈ 25m maximum range in a building.
Does the thermostat need to be on the wall?
The Migo can be mounted to the wall or left freestanding on a surface top.
What batteries do I need for this thermostat?
Three AAA batteries.