Switchee – An Introduction
Switchee is a simple way of helping social housing residents reduce their energy bills and save money. We’re very proud to be helping families across the country manage their budgets, stay comfortable through the winter, and ultimately, avoid fuel poverty.
The Switchee in all it’s glory.
Of course, we hope residents will want to use Switchee. It has a large, intuitive touchscreen: the heating controls are easy to use and designed so that residents can use Switchee easily, if they want to, without the need for an instruction manual. Landlords can even send messages and energy saving tips directly to Switchee’s screen.
We also do a lot of work to help our customers – large housing associations and local councils – save money too. The sensory data is also used to provide building and welfare performance indicators, e.g. mould and fuel poverty risk. If used to trigger proactive, or better organised repairs and interventions, Switchee can optimise landlords’ maintenance and retrofit budgets whilst empowering them to create better outcomes for residents. This is a win-win situation that our current customers have already benefitted from. Switchee is just one example of how smart technology is beginning transform social housing – saving time, money and energy.
Saving landlords and tenants money.
We covered some of these same themes in the November issue of Housing Technology magazine, discussing in more detail how the IoT can affect social housing.
In future blogs we will be looking at different technological advancements and showcasing what new insights we can expect to see from IoT adoption in social housing and beyond.
For now, join us on Twitter (@SwitcheeUK) using the hashtag #SwitcheeBlog to continue the conversation.
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