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Tado radiator valves 4 pack £158.20 @ Amazon
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Tado radiator valves 4 pack £158.20 @ Amazon

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Posted 15th Oct 2018
TADO - usually 59 each
Have to wait a while but good value if you need 4. works out at 40 each
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Good price... any idea why these are dropping in price recently on amazon?
Horizontal only 😔
NeilMick1 m ago

Horizontal only 😔


What he said
They are probably the 'old' versions. They brought out the version 3+ recently, which gives you air quality reports in the app. But when I asked the tech guys the difference between v3 and v3+ from a hardware point of view, he said there wasn't any - it was just the app that was upgraded. I'm connecting the dots a little so best you confirm for yourself, but that's my guess for the price drop.
I think horizontal and vertical are the same just led is different orientation. Horizontal will fit onto vertical if it’s pointing upwards
Edited by: "azreal1983" 15th Oct 2018
They had the vertical starter kit on sale at £99 a week or so ago, which includes 2 stats and a v2 bridge. The v2 stats are identical to the v3 stats, so this was another way of getting a couple of stats for cheaper than buying them individually. So if anyone needs a v2 bridge, I have 3 going spare :-)
NeilMick15/10/2018 12:11

Horizontal only 😔


Doesn’t make any real difference. Just mount them on vertical valves. The only difference from vertical valves is that the led display appears side on. But I never use the valves manually, always via the app.
Ordered.

Estimated delivery: 17 Nov. 2018 - 5 Jan. 2019
Good deal - Thanks OP. I recently installed tado and a couple of rad valves to go with it. Want to expand to cover the rest of the house though.... Better value than the discounted starter kits too....
I heard these are not very accurate and only work well with a local thermostat thus adding to the expense in each room.
I'm after some extra ones to add to the couple I got as part of the starter deal the other week. Surely the horizonal ones mounted on a vertical valve will have the display upside down? From the photos it looks like that's what will happen.
nhigham15/10/2018 12:48

I'm after some extra ones to add to the couple I got as part of the …I'm after some extra ones to add to the couple I got as part of the starter deal the other week. Surely the horizonal ones mounted on a vertical valve will have the display upside down? From the photos it looks like that's what will happen.


Yep they will but I don’t see that as I use the app
paulj4815/10/2018 12:32

I heard these are not very accurate and only work well with a local …I heard these are not very accurate and only work well with a local thermostat thus adding to the expense in each room.


You can add an offset to each one that compensates a bit for this.
nhigham15/10/2018 12:49

You can add an offset to each one that compensates a bit for this.



I was waiting for someone to mention the offset, a member on here (cant remember who it was) said the offset needs to be over 3 degrees therefore its that inaccurate there's not a lot of point having the TVR's in the first place, this is also repeated on other forums on the internet.
azreal19835 m ago

Yep they will but I don’t see that as I use the app


Yes, I do, but I'd rather they didn't look upside down. I could cope with a vertical on a horizontal valve as it will be sideways anyway and I'm probably going to have to do that with one of mine as I have a mix of horizonal and vertical valves
paulj4839 m ago

I heard these are not very accurate and only work well with a local …I heard these are not very accurate and only work well with a local thermostat thus adding to the expense in each room.


Thats right. The temp measuring functionality is not good as the valve is obviously mounted directly to the heat source. I have found the valves on their own are good for the bathroom where you just need a quick blast of heat in the morning for say 30 minutes or so. For living areas like the lounge I have three radiators each with a tado trv but I added a cheap v2 stat off ebay mounted to the wall to monitor and maintain the room temperature.
We are using these to control what times of day particular time get heat, rather than fine tuning the temperatures, so the accuracy is is important. I.e. The kids playroom and bedroom don't get heated at all until 4pm. The office is on all day. And when I eventually link it to gmail, it will just warm the bedroom and bathroom for the missus depending on what time her shift starts. (We had this set up in the last place, but only on the main stat so the whole house got heated).
paulj481 h, 0 m ago

I was waiting for someone to mention the offset, a member on here (cant …I was waiting for someone to mention the offset, a member on here (cant remember who it was) said the offset needs to be over 3 degrees therefore its that inaccurate there's not a lot of point having the TVR's in the first place, this is also repeated on other forums on the internet.


I’m not sure what you mean here? I’ve some of these and I’ve offset some rooms by 1 degree.
Tado people, I bought the extention kit, tado said I can't fit it to my system. What systems do you have?. As I wanted to control hot water with it. I have water tank in the loft (80's house).
pebrey25 m ago

We are using these to control what times of day particular time get heat, …We are using these to control what times of day particular time get heat, rather than fine tuning the temperatures, so the accuracy is is important. I.e. The kids playroom and bedroom don't get heated at all until 4pm. The office is on all day. And when I eventually link it to gmail, it will just warm the bedroom and bathroom for the missus depending on what time her shift starts. (We had this set up in the last place, but only on the main stat so the whole house got heated).


Yes, exactly. I'm more bothered about having certain rooms heating at different times than how accurate the temperature measurement is. The offset gets mine a bit more accurate, so they work for what I want
vincentsilver2 h, 6 m ago

Doesn’t make any real difference. Just mount them on vertical valves. The o …Doesn’t make any real difference. Just mount them on vertical valves. The only difference from vertical valves is that the led display appears side on. But I never use the valves manually, always via the app.


And all indication will be upside down...
mcampster2 h, 8 m ago

They had the vertical starter kit on sale at £99 a week or so ago, which …They had the vertical starter kit on sale at £99 a week or so ago, which includes 2 stats and a v2 bridge. The v2 stats are identical to the v3 stats, so this was another way of getting a couple of stats for cheaper than buying them individually. So if anyone needs a v2 bridge, I have 3 going spare :-)


I wouldn't say no if that's ok mate. Thanks very much.
pebrey15/10/2018 13:51

We are using these to control what times of day particular time get heat, …We are using these to control what times of day particular time get heat, rather than fine tuning the temperatures, so the accuracy is is important. I.e. The kids playroom and bedroom don't get heated at all until 4pm. The office is on all day. And when I eventually link it to gmail, it will just warm the bedroom and bathroom for the missus depending on what time her shift starts. (We had this set up in the last place, but only on the main stat so the whole house got heated).


Same here, and no complaints from me. Just knowing that all the bedrooms are not being heated during the day and my study is not being heated overnight is good enough for me.

And when you compare them to a traditional TRV, they're both measuring the temperature at the same place with similar accuracy so you're not losing anything here, only gaining the ability to adjust with an offset which whilst not perfect, is an improvement.
mcampster41 m ago

Same here, and no complaints from me. Just knowing that all the bedrooms …Same here, and no complaints from me. Just knowing that all the bedrooms are not being heated during the day and my study is not being heated overnight is good enough for me. And when you compare them to a traditional TRV, they're both measuring the temperature at the same place with similar accuracy so you're not losing anything here, only gaining the ability to adjust with an offset which whilst not perfect, is an improvement.


Same here. The lounge can be cold all day and turn on around 5pm kitchen can go cold overnight etc. Not sure if my heating bill will decrease, but it’s more about having a the convenience of the room at the right temperature
Ordered 1. Thanks OP
I have these on all my rads. In some rooms I had to do a -6 degree offset otherwise they would come on and within 5/10min shut off as it thought it had reached the desired temperature because the valve sensor is too close to the rad and that's where the measurements are taken for temp. But having an offset then means you no longer know the correct temp of the room. I combatted this by adding the additional thermostats in the 3 bedrooms and having a thermostat for downstairs which covers entrance, living space and kitchen. I now have 4 zones created. I could create more but then it just means more things to programme and I cba.

The TVRs + additional thermostats did add up but I ended up to get some cheap from eBay. Now we no longer use the valves to change temp as it's all done on the thermostats as is the temp monitoring.
Edited by: "maxamus007" 15th Oct 2018
I bought the honeywell evohome smart thermostat when there was a deal but struggling to find a professional willing to do the install. I have so far contacted 5 or 6 different gas-safe engineer and all makes some excuse as soon as I tell them I hav ealready purchased the equipment.... they are more than willing to install if you get them to buy it too...... not very professional is it !!!

Does it need to be intalled by a gas safe engineer in the first place? ...could this be a diy project?
Do I need to buy anything to connect this to WiFi
nomeames1 h, 12 m ago

I bought the honeywell evohome smart thermostat when there was a deal but …I bought the honeywell evohome smart thermostat when there was a deal but struggling to find a professional willing to do the install. I have so far contacted 5 or 6 different gas-safe engineer and all makes some excuse as soon as I tell them I hav ealready purchased the equipment.... they are more than willing to install if you get them to buy it too...... not very professional is it !!!Does it need to be intalled by a gas safe engineer in the first place? ...could this be a diy project?


I reckon none of the smart heating systems need to be installed by a gas safe engineer. No installation should require touching gas pipes or your boiler. You should be able to DIY or call an electrician to install main controller unit if you are not sure.
What sort of cost savings are those of you with these kind of devices seeing on your energy bills? I've got TRVs on every rad but with 15 rads in the house it would be a significant investment to replace with these and I'm unconvinced they would realise any savings for a considerable time. Any real world evidence would be interesting.
Mildlytight1 h, 49 m ago

What sort of cost savings are those of you with these kind of devices …What sort of cost savings are those of you with these kind of devices seeing on your energy bills? I've got TRVs on every rad but with 15 rads in the house it would be a significant investment to replace with these and I'm unconvinced they would realise any savings for a considerable time. Any real world evidence would be interesting.


The main benefit is the ability to have heating zones instead of a single zone, so effectively each room with one of these TRV's in becomes a zone and so is individually controllable - these valves will bring the boiler on which you wont get with normal TRV's.

Things like not heating the whole house when the traditional central thermostat brings the heating on will bring savings, but the biggest benefit for me is that family members can heat up their own rooms as necessary, or only parts of the system need to call for heat at certain times of the day.

I dont monitor savings and usage, but I do know that comfort has improved and complaints about rooms being too cold or too hot have reduced

IMO, no smart heating system is really smart if it relies on a single central thermostat - ie Nest, Hive etc
dennisuv2 h, 54 m ago

Do I need to buy anything to connect this to WiFi


Yes you need a hub to plug into your router. Get a starter kit next time they're on offer.
Thanks for that Waldolf. Just reducing the too hot/too cold moaning might make it worth the money on its own!
Superb price just ordered a pack. Beem using tado for few years with room thermostat setup but wanted a bit more control for specific rooms. Can always sell any spare after as price hasnt dropped since last April, guessing due to the long bad winter last year they didnt need to!
Good price for these! If you can wait till Black Friday, I Think amazon did them for £35 each last year.
dahokolomoki16th Oct

Good price for these! If you can wait till Black Friday, I Think amazon …Good price for these! If you can wait till Black Friday, I Think amazon did them for £35 each last year.


As it’s amazon will place order now and see what happens on Black Friday..
So if you only part do the house with these, then all the non tado radiator TRVs, will come on when the tado radiator valve turns the central heating on?
Yes. Unless they are set to a lower temp and therefore not come
Ed.de.Balle16/10/2018 12:25

So if you only part do the house with these, then all the non tado …So if you only part do the house with these, then all the non tado radiator TRVs, will come on when the tado radiator valve turns the central heating on?


Yes, but that is the case with dumb trvs too. Thermostat will fire up the boiler and send hot water to all radiators. Trvs, whether smart or dumb, just control the water flow to that radiator.
Edited by: "dahokolomoki" 16th Oct 2018
Do I need to pay money for using tado app ..I saw 2.99 for subscription
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