Now homeowners can remotely control their heating and costs and automatically receive servicing reminders
The new technology will enable homeowners to control their heating and hot water settings from anywhere in the world that has a mobile phone or internet connection, simply by using the new, free Viessmann Vicare app.
The app – available for Apple and Android smartphones, as well as the iPad, iPod touch and Android tablets – allows homeowners to set the boiler’s daily programme and to adjust the boiler’s functions, improving heating comfort and convenience and saving unnecessary energy costs. The app will also remind the homeowner and the homeowner’s chosen registered gas engineer when the boiler’s annual service is due.
Unlike other apps for domestic boilers, which communicate only with thermostats, Viessmann’s is the first to connect with the boiler and to continually monitor its performance. If a technical fault should develop, the app will automatically inform the gas engineer, with a diagnosis of the problem and list of the parts needed for rectification.
All new Viessmann Vitodens 100 and 200 gas condensing boilers, which go on sale in September, can be WiFi enabled. All 100 and 200 range models installed since 2007 can also be WiFi enabled retrospectively, with a £60 control accessory. Internet-connectivity is achieved via Viessmann’s Vitocom 100 system, which connects to the homeowners’ WiFi.
Viessmann’s marketing director, Darren McMahon commented: “We’re living in an increasingly connected world where we expect to have all information at our fingertips, and the health and servicing needs of our domestic heating and hot water boilers should be no different. Internet-enabled boilers are a big step forward in boiler development and Viessmann is proud to be the first manufacturer to make this available.
We’ve given homeowners increased security and the potential to save money and reduce their carbon foot print, whilst increasing peace of mind.”
About Viessmann Limited
The Viessmann Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, cooling and climate control technology. Founded in 1917, the family business maintains a staff of approximately 11,600 employees and generates 2.2 billion Euro in annual group turnover.
With 22 production divisions in 11 countries, subsidiaries and representations in 74 countries and 120 sales offices around the world, Viessmann is an internationally orientated company. 56 percent of sales are generated abroad.