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Hi, To compliment the existing Amazon Echo and Phillips Hue lighting Threads. I thought I would create one for Tado Thermostats. Home automation is really excelling this year. I have ordered my … Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi,

To compliment the existing Amazon Echo and Phillips Hue lighting Threads. I thought I would create one for Tado Thermostats. Home automation is really excelling this year.

I have ordered my thermostat starter kit (only v2 though). So wanted to create a place for discussion ideas etc.
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I love ours we only installed in oct so easy and simple to use. Great for hose times you forget to turn it off plus the manual control is good if u need to boost the heating
#2
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)
1 Like #3
Got a MiGenie Wish 1 (I get staff discount at work so got it half price)
Wondering why i diddn't get it sooner. Love the ability to turn the heating on when travelling home.
#4
Yay. I just installed my Tado Thermostat. Apart from a technical problem with the thermostat, which had to be fixed over the phone, the rest was extremely easy. I just need to setup the settings on my App now, and connect it to the Amazon Echo. Hopefully the App settings are easy to do?

Got a bit of a bargain, as I got the Thermostat starter kit for about £95 from Amazon warehouse, so very good value.

I just need to get the radiator thermostat starter kit now, as I installed our one in the hall, which is the coldest room in the house.
#5
Oneday77
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)

18 Radiators, that is loads. Our house has 7, and the thought of getting a thermostat for each of those is off putting lol.
#6
allsa001
Oneday77
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)
18 Radiators, that is loads. Our house has 7, and the thought of getting a thermostat for each of those is off putting lol.
I've been buying TRVs as deals crop up. The ensuite towel rail can't take a TRV and the 2 rads in the loft, no idea don't ask, are on normal TRVs at frost settings.
The house is setup as 13 different zones. Living room 3 rads 1 zone and upstairs hall 2 rads 1 zone. . Each one has the ability to be set to different temps and schedules. Also each one has the ability to fire up the boiler.
The TRVs aren't super quiet but you get used to them. Tado we're going to start doing zones, hopefully they have. I wish they had when is started zoning the house. The interface was far better than Honeywell's attempt. I'm too invested now to switch back to Tado.

Edited By: Oneday77 on Jan 05, 2017 21:31
#7
Oneday77
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)

Hello there :) Is Evohome the only option for a multi zone setup? I've been wrecking my head looking, love the look of the Nest but it's not going to work. I'm looking to control underfloor heating zones down stairs and then radiators up stairs in a new build. I think the evohome is the only system capable of doing it. Don't like having just the one option, surprised the other manufacturers haven't tackled this
1 Like #8
sparkyIreland
Oneday77
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)
Hello there :) Is Evohome the only option for a multi zone setup? I've been wrecking my head looking, love the look of the Nest but it's not going to work. I'm looking to control underfloor heating zones down stairs and then radiators up stairs in a new build. I think the evohome is the only system capable of doing it. Don't like having just the one option, surprised the other manufacturers haven't tackled this
Tado was going to pilot multizone last year. Not sure if they moved on or not. I've not looked into it much in the last year and a bit.
Evohome will do underfloor heating with the right controllers. I've bashed the interface a little. It's not awful but geofencing should be included. Instead I use Life360 to allow for multiple people to come and go, then an IFTTT rule to turn on certain rules.
1 Like #9
HI OneDay77 and SparkyIreland,

Tado now do multi zones, I think it works very similar to the Evohome. In the fact that you can buy a seperate thermostat for each radiator, and you can then zone similar radiators (I think that is how it works).

I spoke to Tado today about them, and they do sound good. I think it will solve my current problem of having the thermostat in the coldest room in the house, which then make the rest of the rooms too hot, and too difficult to gauge with the dials on individual radiators. This way I think I can just create a warm room zone, and a cold room zone, with two other radiator thermostats.
#10
Oneday77
sparkyIreland
Oneday77
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)
Hello there :) Is Evohome the only option for a multi zone setup? I've been wrecking my head looking, love the look of the Nest but it's not going to work. I'm looking to control underfloor heating zones down stairs and then radiators up stairs in a new build. I think the evohome is the only system capable of doing it. Don't like having just the one option, surprised the other manufacturers haven't tackled this
Tado was going to pilot multizone last year. Not sure if they moved on or not. I've not looked into it much in the last year and a bit.
Evohome will do underfloor heating with the right controllers. I've bashed the interface a little. It's not awful but geofencing should be included. Instead I use Life360 to allow for multiple people to come and go, then an IFTTT rule to turn on certain rules.

Thanks for the reply, yeah I've been looking at the evohome underfloor controller, £260 on it's own :( . I think it's a big plus also not needing a thermostat on the wall for each zone. Just the one controller and iphone app etc appeals to me. The underfloor controller does 5 zones which should be enough, and 12 zones total which would do the most of the upstairs. I'm far from an expert but it's probably the only system that will suit. Hopefully the wifi works over a distance :)
1 Like #11
One of the benefits from Tado (And I promise I am not a salesman) is taht you can rent their equipment, and then buy it later. Therefore if you do not like it, or do not make a saving, you can return it. I think it is a minimum of 12 months rental, although you can buy the products sooner than that.

If you want underfloor heating, you can take a photo of your existing equipment, and send it to them, and they will say what is possible with their equipment.

Sorry, I promise I am not a salesman, just passing on the info from my recent phone calls to them.
#12
allsa001
One of the benefits from Tado (And I promise I am not a salesman) is taht you can rent their equipment, and then buy it later. Therefore if you do not like it, or do not make a saving, you can return it. I think it is a minimum of 12 months rental, although you can buy the products sooner than that.
If you want underfloor heating, you can take a photo of your existing equipment, and send it to them, and they will say what is possible with their equipment.
Sorry, I promise I am not a salesman, just passing on the info from my recent phone calls to them.
I rented mine after a deal found on here a couple of years ago. That was when it was over £200 to buy outright.
It is not a bad option for anyone, think I was £42 or something for a year up front. Though after 5 years it's a bad option.
#13
Oneday77
allsa001
One of the benefits from Tado (And I promise I am not a salesman) is taht you can rent their equipment, and then buy it later. Therefore if you do not like it, or do not make a saving, you can return it. I think it is a minimum of 12 months rental, although you can buy the products sooner than that.
If you want underfloor heating, you can take a photo of your existing equipment, and send it to them, and they will say what is possible with their equipment.
Sorry, I promise I am not a salesman, just passing on the info from my recent phone calls to them.
I rented mine after a deal found on here a couple of years ago. That was when it was over £200 to buy outright.
It is not a bad option for anyone, think I was £42 or something for a year up front. Though after 5 years it's a bad option.

Yeah I agree. I bought the wall thermostat starter kit, as i got a good deal. But i may consider renting the individual radiator thermostats for 6 months, and then buying them after that.
#14
Just a quick question. Does anyone on here have, or is thinking of getting any other smart technology in their house?
1 Like #15
sparkyIreland
Oneday77
sparkyIreland
Oneday77
I've had Tado. It's great for small homes that can deal with a single zone controlling the heat. The geofencing works really well and the self installation instructions were very good.
I had to ditch mine as it was not capable of controlling multiple heating zones. Didn't help my house is plumbed as one zone for 18 rads. I now have an Evohome with multiple zones setup using remote TRVs. Not for everyone but worth considering if you have a larger home.
Tado, Nest and Hive are similar to each other and ideal for a single Thermostat house. People think it's lazy having smart heating. I think saving money is clever not lazy :)
Hello there :) Is Evohome the only option for a multi zone setup? I've been wrecking my head looking, love the look of the Nest but it's not going to work. I'm looking to control underfloor heating zones down stairs and then radiators up stairs in a new build. I think the evohome is the only system capable of doing it. Don't like having just the one option, surprised the other manufacturers haven't tackled this
Tado was going to pilot multizone last year. Not sure if they moved on or not. I've not looked into it much in the last year and a bit.
Evohome will do underfloor heating with the right controllers. I've bashed the interface a little. It's not awful but geofencing should be included. Instead I use Life360 to allow for multiple people to come and go, then an IFTTT rule to turn on certain rules.
Thanks for the reply, yeah I've been looking at the evohome underfloor controller, £260 on it's own :( . I think it's a big plus also not needing a thermostat on the wall for each zone. Just the one controller and iphone app etc appeals to me. The underfloor controller does 5 zones which should be enough, and 12 zones total which would do the most of the upstairs. I'm far from an expert but it's probably the only system that will suit. Hopefully the wifi works over a distance :)
The comms between base unit and controllers are done at different frequencies to WiFi so travel better and through more stubborn materials. Coverage shouldn't be an issue.
I bought several items as Amazon Warehouse deals and on eBay. Even got a 4 pack from Amazon Italy when 20% deals were on :)
My advice would be look at Evohomeshop. Maybe consider the relevant starter kits they sell. The guy who runs it is helpful getting things setup. Then top up your requirements afterwards from various sources.

Edited By: Oneday77 on Jan 05, 2017 22:32
#16
allsa001
Just a quick question. Does anyone on here have, or is thinking of getting any other smart technology in their house?
I have an Eve weather station, Owl energy monitor, Hue lights, Solar Panels with micro inverters allowing for individual output monitoring think that's about it ;):{
Edit: Oh and WeMo and Edimax smart sockets.

Edited By: Oneday77 on Jan 05, 2017 22:34
#17
Oneday77
allsa001
Just a quick question. Does anyone on here have, or is thinking of getting any other smart technology in their house?
I have an Eve weather station, Owl energy monitor, Hue lights, Solar Panels with micro inverters allowing for individual output monitoring think that's about it ;):{
Edit: Oh and WeMo and Edimax smart sockets.

Oh wow. Looks like you are well into this smart house malarky. I bet it is amazing having it all setup to suit your needs.Which part do you think is your favourite? or can you not really say as they all do different things?

I am just working on a one room at a time basis, and I am currently working on the living room. I have an Echo Dot, Phillips All 8 Speaker, 3 colour hue lights and a hue light dimmer. I have a hue motion sensor being delivered next week.

Thinking of getting a smart socket to test with the light on my fish tank, one that I could schedule to turn on and off at set times hopefully, and communicate with Amazon Echo for voice overide. Hopefully one of these exist!

Other than that I want to get some more Hue colour lights for the lamps, and a Harmony hub, to link Amazon Echoand the tv.

Would love to know what else I can add to the living room to make it more smart.
#18
allsa001
Oneday77
allsa001
Just a quick question. Does anyone on here have, or is thinking of getting any other smart technology in their house?
I have an Eve weather station, Owl energy monitor, Hue lights, Solar Panels with micro inverters allowing for individual output monitoring think that's about it ;):{
Edit: Oh and WeMo and Edimax smart sockets.
Oh wow. Looks like you are well into this smart house malarky. I bet it is amazing having it all setup to suit your needs.Which part do you think is your favourite? or can you not really say as they all do different things?
I am just working on a one room at a time basis, and I am currently working on the living room. I have an Echo Dot, Phillips All 8 Speaker, 3 colour hue lights and a hue light dimmer. I have a hue motion sensor being delivered next week.
Thinking of getting a smart socket to test with the light on my fish tank, one that I could schedule to turn on and off at set times hopefully, and communicate with Amazon Echo for voice overide. Hopefully one of these exist!
Other than that I want to get some more Hue colour lights for the lamps, and a Harmony hub, to link Amazon Echoand the tv.
Would love to know what else I can add to the living room to make it more smart.
My favourite bit has to be the heating. It saves money, makes the house more comfortable and setting different temps in each too is just geeky :)
The lights are cool too. Though smart sockets for me have limited use, except with the Christmas lights.

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