British Gas has this week announced its plans to make your home smarter, with new technology to monitor your home’s boiler system.

The new smart technology used to do this has been named Boiler IQ, and allows users to self-diagnose problems on compatible boilers to let you know about problems before they affect you.

This will be launched as part of the company’s HomeCare package, which will mean that it will allow you to get an engineer sent out to fix any problems as you know what is wrong.

The HomeCare package is a maintenance and repair sevice offered by British Gas, and covers a range of domestic system for a monthly fee.

It has been developed by the Connected Home team at British Gas, and is based on the same sort of technology that is used to diagnose faults on aircrafts.

British Gas has already trailed the Boiler IQ software, in which they say they have detected the problem 19-24 hours before the customer knew what was wrong.

Boiler IQ will be compatible with around 2 million Worcester Bosch boilers in the UK, but British Gas is already looking to expand the technology to other manufacturers.

It will be available to HomeCare customers from March 21st, with a £49 installation fee, and a £3 monthly fee on top of your existing bill.

 

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