HomeServe Alliance has announced the launch of SmartInstallers.co.uk, which will provide independent heating installers with access to smart technology.
SmartInstallers.co.uk also offers sales support, training and product discounts, helping installers to increase the number of smart thermostats they sell, providing them with an additional revenue stream and helping them to convert more quotations to installations.
The Smart Installers Club was launched following a trial that revealed 60% of customers who bought a new boiler installation also wanted a smart thermostat installed when offered the opportunity.
As heating bills remain one of homeowners’ biggest concerns, 47% of people stated that they would buy a smart thermostat if it could save them money on their energy bills.
HomeServe Alliance connected home director Peter Northwood said: “Our trial has shown that consumer demand for smart thermostats is overwhelming and customers are looking to installers for their expert advice. Those who can’t offer it are unlikely to compete.
“We launched the club in response to this demand, providing independent installers with access to sales support, discounted products and expert training, helping them to sell the smart technology effectively to their customers. We know that more than 150,000 units have already been installed by some of the national operators. The Smart Installer Club is about giving local independent installers the tools and training they need to take advantage of this growing opportunity.”