/  Harri Iisakka

Just in: Optimize your heat pump temperature according to spot electricity prices


As autumn turns to winter and colder weather arrives, many consumers are reminded of the memories of a year ago of very high electricity prices and rising heating bills. At Synergi, we couldn’t help noticing these events a year ago and are very pleased that during the coming winter, we will be able to help households meet the challenges of colder weather and rising electricity spot prices with our new Smart Climate feature.

In this blog post, we will fully cover our new Smart Climate feature – how it works, how to save money, and the devices supported – to make it as easy as possible for you to get started.

Why Smart Climate?

Heating and cooling systems are a primary source of household energy consumption and contribute to a significant proportion of household energy costs. Especially in winter, these costs are further exacerbated by cold weather and rising electricity prices. To help households meet the energy costs of heating systems, we have now released the Smart Climate feature in the Synergi web app, which allows families to save up to 20% percent off their heating and cooling electricity costs.

How does Smart Climate work?

Synergi’s Smart Climate is one of the first products on the market to optimize the use of air-source heat pumps, smart AC controllers, and smart heaters based on the real-time price of electricity, requiring no additional equipment to operate and without compromising the comfort of your indoor environment. To start using Smart Climate, all you need to do is connect your device to the Synergi app, set your target average temperature, and switch on Smart Mode in the app.

Based on your information, Synergi will automatically optimize your device’s temperature based on real-time electricity prices. In practice, as electricity prices rise, the target temperature you enter in the app is slightly lowered, reducing the device’s energy consumption. When electricity prices fall, the temperature of your device is increased. However, all this is done without compromising the comfort of your indoor environment. Optimizing your heating according to electricity prices will help you save on your electricity costs, saving you up to 20% on your overall heating & cooling device electricity costs.

Please note that when Synergi Smart Climate momentarily lowers the target temperature of your device, it can make other heating appliances in your home run at a higher pace during this time. The expected savings are more significant if, for instance, heat pumps or smart heaters are your home’s primary heating and cooling method.

What heating & cooling devices are supported?

Synergi Smart Climate supports Wi-Fi-enabled Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and Toshiba heat pumps and Wi-Fi-enabled Adax heaters. It works with other air-source heat pump brands connected to a Sensibo AC controller. A large number of heat pumps do not have WiFi capabilities as standard. Sensibo is a WiFi controller that costs around €90 and replaces the remote control. It can be used to send commands to control consumption remotely. If you have a heat pump without WiFi, you need a Sensibo, which you can buy from the Synergi webshop.

Synergi supports all heat pumps with a Sensibo!

We will also be adding support for NIBE, DaikinBosch, and Viessmann WiFi-supported heat pumps in spring 2024. We would also like to hear which other brands we should add support for – let us know!

Smart climate continues to evolve

We are constantly developing smart climate and are open to suggestions for improvements to the current version. There are many possibilities for future developments, so it is valuable to hear which features would be most beneficial. In any case, the future of Smart Climate will include more customization – without sacrificing ease of use. Furthermore, although initially, the feature is only available in the Synergi web-based app, the development of smart climate for iPhone and Android apps has already started. Stay tuned!

We’re excited that you’re interested in the new Smart Climate feature and can’t wait to hear your feedback. Have a smart and warm winter!

Get the Synergi app and start saving on your electricity bill! Here’s how:

  1. Get the app and connect your devices: Download the Synergi app and connect your devices. You don’t need any extra equipment.
  2. Change settings and preferences: Set up and use the smart features you want! Set preferences for smart charging, set limits for home heating & cooling systems, and more coming to the app soon!
  3. Enjoy the savings: Sit back and save money as Synergi adjusts your electricity use to cheaper times.

Download the app in Apple App Store or Google Play Store

Harri Iisakka