Octopus Energy has unveiled the next stage in its smart heat revolution at the Energy Tech Summit in London. The company’s new Cosy Octopus system is designed to make heat pumps accessible and affordable for everyone, and to help the UK decarbonise its heating sector.
Cosy Octopus is a complete smart heating system that includes:
- The Cosy 6 heat pump, which is designed to be more efficient and affordable than existing heat pumps on the market.
- The Cosy Hub, a home controls system that allows customers to manage their heating remotely and efficiently.
- Cosy Pods, room sensors that help to ensure that every room in the home is heated to the desired temperature.
- A bespoke smart tariff that is designed to work with Cosy Octopus and save customers money on their heating bills.
The Cosy Octopus system is powered by Octopus Energy’s Kraken technology platform, which uses artificial intelligence to optimise the system’s performance. This means that the system can automatically adjust the temperature of the home to the cheapest and greenest times of day, without compromising on comfort.
Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson said that Cosy Octopus is “the next step in the smart heat revolution.” He added that the system is “designed to make heat pumps accessible and affordable for everyone, and to help the UK decarbonise its heating sector.”
Cosy Octopus will be available from December 2023, and will be priced from £3,000 after the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant. Octopus Energy is also offering a free installation service for customers who do not need any work to fit the system.
The benefits of Cosy Octopus
Cosy Octopus offers a number of benefits to customers, including:
- Lower heating bills: Cosy Octopus is designed to save customers money on their heating bills by automatically adjusting the temperature of the home to the cheapest and greenest times of day.
- Reduced carbon footprint: Heat pumps are a low-carbon heating solution, and Cosy Octopus can help customers to further reduce their carbon footprint by optimising the system’s performance.
- Increased comfort: Cosy Octopus uses room sensors to ensure that every room in the home is heated to the desired temperature. This means that customers can enjoy a more comfortable home, without having to worry about adjusting their heating manually.
- Peace of mind: Cosy Octopus is a complete smart heating system that is backed by Octopus Energy’s award-winning customer service. This means that customers can have peace of mind knowing that their heating system is in good hands.
The importance of decarbonising the UK’s heating sector
The UK’s heating sector is responsible for around 35% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonising the heating sector is therefore essential in order to meet the UK’s net zero emissions targets.
Heat pumps are a key technology in the decarbonisation of the heating sector. Heat pumps use electricity to extract heat from the air or ground, and they can be up to four times more efficient than traditional gas boilers.
However, heat pumps can be more expensive to install than gas boilers. This is one of the reasons why the UK government has introduced the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which provides grants to homeowners who install heat pumps.
The future of smart heat
The future of smart heat is very bright. As heat pump technology continues to improve, and as the cost of heat pumps falls, more and more homeowners are expected to switch to heat pumps.
Smart heat systems like Cosy Octopus will play a key role in the transition to a low-carbon heating future. These systems can help to make heat pumps more efficient, more affordable, and more convenient for customers.
Smart heat systems can also help to integrate heat pumps with other renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels and battery storage. This will create a more resilient and sustainable energy system.
Octopus Energy’s new Cosy Octopus system is a significant step forward in the smart heat revolution. The system is designed to make heat pumps accessible and affordable for everyone, and to help the UK decarbonise its heating sector.