With energy costs still incredibly high and not set to decrease for some time, more people than ever are looking to reduce energy consumption and monthly bills. The Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1 is a smarter, more comfortable and energy saving heating control experience for the home.

Users can enjoy the benefits of the fastest, most stable and energy efficient Zigbee 3.0 technology and be confident knowing Matter is also supported if connected to the Aqara M2 Hub or Camera Hub G3. The Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1 is available from Aqara and Smart & Secure for an RRP of £54.98, currently discounted to £49.49 and B&Q (Twin Pack) for £108.99. In Ireland it can be purchased from Expert and Heavins for €64.99.

The E1 thermostat has a colourful backlit display with an increased viewing angle as well as extra high contrast plus crisp and colourful icons. Geofencing technology means no more entering a cold home as it turns on the heating before users arrive home and even if users have more than one home, the thermostat can set up independent automations. Schedules can be set for desired periods of time, such as different temperature settings for day and night, and the transition between them is smooth and fast. The thermostat can also receive the temperature readings directly from the connected Aqara Temperature and Humidity sensor from another corner of the room, even in HomeKit. With the optional Temperature and Humidity Sensor it can accurately control the temperature of the room, ideal for situations where the radiator is behind a sofa or similar. In the case of having multiple radiators in one room, all of them will be synchronised in the most efficient way based on the actual temperature of the room. All can also be controlled remotely.

With the Aqara Radiator Thermostat E1, there’s no need to change the batteries after a few weeks of usage thanks to the Zigbee 3.0 protocol and energy-efficient hardware meaning the battery can last up to one year. It also includes adapters that make it compatible with the majority of the radiator valves so can be used in most UK homes. It only takes a few minutes for installation and does not require additional tools so ideal for the most inept DIYer!Just follow the manual or the installation video and complete the installation in a few minutes.

It is compatible with the most popular ecosystems such as Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google, IFTTT, and Alice and can also be voice controlled. Matter is also supported if connected to the Aqara M2 Hub or Camera Hub G3.

The Thermostat E1 supports automatic door and window opening detection and will turn off the heating to save energy in case of such events. Also, unlike most competitor thermostats, it can be linked to the Aqara Door and Window Sensor to increase the detection accuracy. By setting a low temperature protection such as 5°C, the thermostat is able to guard the pipes from freezing and bursting in the winter months, even when away from home.