gfu: smart thermostats can be found in more and more homes



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According to a recent study by YouGov, which was carried out on behalf of the industry organization gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH, more and more consumers use smart radiator thermostats in the home and thus save on heating costs. Last year, for the first time, about 1.2 million devices were sold. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of 25%.

2,067 people participated between 02/15/2022 and 02/17/2022. 71% of people interviewed for the study indicated that rising energy costs led them to save. 74% also said that they would like to save energy, regardless of price developments, to protect resources and the environment.

However, according to the study, many respondents are not really aware that they could save money at home with smart technologies. Only 13% trust sensors that automatically turn down the heat when windows are open. Many of the people are still of the opinion that replacing simple thermostats with smart variants would be difficult for them to implement. Many people do not understand that the conversion is now easy to implement, even for laymen.

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