Honeywell evohome starter kit (incl 3 trvs!) £230.00 @ Conrad Electronics
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Honeywell evohome starter kit (incl 3 trvs!) £230.00 @ Conrad Electronics

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Found 24th May 2015
wireless thermostat system which provides different zones within your home for saving on your heating bills. review here -

pocket-lint.com/rev…iew

better possible savings than using a nest thermostat if you can be bothered setting up the programmes manually. usually £260 but £30 off. don't seem to do many of this starter package, it comes with the monitor as well as 3no trv replacements (which are normally about £70 each!) to provide up to 4 zones. phone apps available for android and iOS, but you need the router add-on for this.

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not bad - its like 2 free TRVs. The Honeywell evohome would be my ideal set up but those trvs would add up.

good price but I got 3 sets from amazon Germany, worked out at £194 per set with the exchange rate I got

amazon.de/Hon…8UQ

just for the record I sold one of the control panels for £120 on ebay and kept the second for a spare

Can you use these in addition to existing Honeywell thermostats such as Cm901 ?

you_gotta_be_kidding

just for the record I sold one of the control panels for £120 on ebay and … just for the record I sold one of the control panels for £120 on ebay and kept the second for a spare


why did you buy three and sell one at such a loss?!

aforumac

why did you buy three and sell one at such a loss?!



he sold the control panel and keep the 3 trvs

You're going to save **** all in a standard 3 bed house over the Nest. Heat is just going to escape from heated rooms to unheated (unless you're insulating every interior wall). Boiler is going to cycle more because the heating load is not matched to the minimum output, batteries need changing regularly on every TRV.

Still seems a good price if that's what you want. I've fitted a few and they are nice if you can afford it.

But can it control the hot water?

There crap get nest and run it in manual mode you'll save at least a couple hundred quid a year better than a kick in the dick in IMO

And nest easier to set up

nah33d

There crap get nest and run it in manual mode you'll save at least a … There crap get nest and run it in manual mode you'll save at least a couple hundred quid a year better than a kick in the dick in IMO



Actually we've had Hive, Nest and Now Evohome, evohome is saving us another £20 a month over Nest. Our house is a 4 bedroom with a garage and two conservatories. At night the garage and Conservatory radiators are off completely and downstairs is set to 18 degrees. We also have a full loft conversion which is just for guests so those are off completely but turned on when guests come. The fact that our zones are automated means we don't forget to turn the radiators off or down etc....

It's also significantly easier to customise over Nest, with nest we found it kept changing our settings from what we liked so we changed it to manual but then we found ourselves constantly either too hot or too cold. The evohome with having thermostats in each room can detect cold spots and keeps the house an even temperature.

We used to spend £110 a month on gas, that dropped to £70 with Hive but we got rid of that because we kept having connection issues, so we got Nest, we didn't save anything extra over Hive but hated it so we got Evohome and now our gas is at £50 a month, another £20 saving.

If you say they are crap atleast tell people why?

As for the comment about heat escaping through floors so boiler working overtime, surely the fact that we're saving over 50% with this system means the boiler is NOT working overtime but infact doing half as much? Not that I'm bothered anyway because we've got a 2yr old Ideal Vogue 40kw which has a 10yr warranty... Happy days....

nah33d

And nest easier to set up



You really haven't had this have you? This has zones so ofcourse will take longer to set up but easier....? No way

themorgatron

You're going to save **** all in a standard 3 bed house over the Nest. … You're going to save **** all in a standard 3 bed house over the Nest. Heat is just going to escape from heated rooms to unheated (unless you're insulating every interior wall). Boiler is going to cycle more because the heating load is not matched to the minimum output, batteries need changing regularly on every TRV.Still seems a good price if that's what you want. I've fitted a few and they are nice if you can afford it.



The controller and App gives you warnings on battery levels for each TVR, they tale AA batteries, we've put rechargeable in. We've had the system for 7 months and the batteries are still showing as full which is way better than I expected, I thought they would last 3-6 months but it's looking like 1-2 years or maybe more? either way, we'll just take all the batteries out on one day, charge the lot and wait till the next year. Not really an issue for the convenience it gives.

For a family with kids this system is a life saver for us, our kids now how to change the temperature of their rooms using the little control panel on each TRV and we can use our phones from our bed, we're all at a temperature we're happy with and we're saving money, what's not to like?

you_gotta_be_kidding

The controller and App gives you warnings on battery levels for each TVR, … The controller and App gives you warnings on battery levels for each TVR, they tale AA batteries, we've put rechargeable in. We've had the system for 7 months and the batteries are still showing as full which is way better than I expected, I thought they would last 3-6 months but it's looking like 1-2 years or maybe more? either way, we'll just take all the batteries out on one day, charge the lot and wait till the next year. Not really an issue for the convenience it gives.For a family with kids this system is a life saver for us, our kids now how to change the temperature of their rooms using the little control panel on each TRV and we can use our phones from our bed, we're all at a temperature we're happy with and we're saving money, what's not to like?



If you're saving £60 (Over 50%) from the original controls to evohome I'm assuming you just left heating on constant before, without a thermostat, otherwise that saving is crazy.

themorgatron

If you're saving £60 (Over 50%) from the original controls to evohome I'm … If you're saving £60 (Over 50%) from the original controls to evohome I'm assuming you just left heating on constant before, without a thermostat, otherwise that saving is crazy.



Yes we did, we just left our house in 22.5 constantly.....

you_gotta_be_kidding

Yes we did, we just left our house in 22.5 constantly.....

The energy companys love people like you, did you ever consider thermostatic rad valves?

note this isn't the new wifi version. £they are 105 at b&q without any valve heads

diy.com/dep…prd

needs a wifi bridge if you want to use your phone
Edited by: "daveangel69" 2nd Oct 2016
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