British Gas and AlertMe launch Remote Heating Control

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British Gas - one of the big six energy companies - has teamed up with smart meter specialist, AlertMe, to launch a remote heating control system, according to an article published by BusinessGreen.

Smart-phone based, the Remote Heating Control could potentially enable customers to save in excess of £100 per year. It features a programmable thermostat - also wirelessly enabled - which allows users to pre-program the thermostat in their home.

Customers of British Gas will have exclusive access to the tool, which is priced at £149.

Commenting on the launch of the Remote Heating Control, chief executive of AlertMe, Mary Turner stated: "Today's typical consumer is time starved and cash limited.

"They are motivated by services that provide convenience without sacrificing comfort and efficiency.

"They're already connected to most of the things that matter to them via the web or smartphone. Remote Heating COntrol provides a first step in connecting to the home and in taking control of heating, which is a major expenditure in the home," she added.

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