TADO Smart Radiator Thermostat Starter Kit - Horizontal/Vertical at Currys for £139
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TADO Smart Radiator Thermostat Starter Kit - Horizontal/Vertical at Currys for £139

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Found 26th Dec 2017
TADO Smart Radiator Thermostat Starter Kit - Horizontal/Vertical now in currys for £139
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BFCsider2 h, 3 m ago

In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. …In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. Smart technology is great but it's going to go too far sometimes.


To be able to independently heat different rooms at set temperatures is not really technology going to far though is it?
I understand there are things like smart kettles & fridges etc which really aren't needed.
But a heating system that can independently heat each room to a desired temperature is in my opinion an evolution of central heating.

If my wife is at home on her own she can just have the rads on in the front room rather than heating 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, the kitchen, downstairs toilet & dining room.
Im not sure how that isn't smart compared to most existing heating sytems that heat the whole house from a thermostat in a hallway.
But each to thier own I guess.
Edited by: "mattk" 26th Dec 2017
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In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them.
Smart technology is great but it's going to go too far sometimes.
BFCsider6 m ago

In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. …In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. Smart technology is great but it's going to go too far sometimes.


I agree,
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Please explain why you think this not needed , and how it relates to a Wi-fi kettle?
Good deal, thanks for sharing.
Tado is one of the best smart heating systems you can buy. Mine has already paid for itself many times over in energy savings.
BFCsider1 h, 26 m ago

In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. …In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. Smart technology is great but it's going to go too far sometimes.


Disagree. Until you have it you don’t realise how convenient it is.
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Geordio1 h, 6 m ago

Good deal, thanks for sharing. Tado is one of the best smart heating …Good deal, thanks for sharing. Tado is one of the best smart heating systems you can buy. Mine has already paid for itself many times over in energy savings.


How long have you had it?
BFCsider2 h, 3 m ago

In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. …In my opinion some things really are not needed. This is one of them. Smart technology is great but it's going to go too far sometimes.


To be able to independently heat different rooms at set temperatures is not really technology going to far though is it?
I understand there are things like smart kettles & fridges etc which really aren't needed.
But a heating system that can independently heat each room to a desired temperature is in my opinion an evolution of central heating.

If my wife is at home on her own she can just have the rads on in the front room rather than heating 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, the kitchen, downstairs toilet & dining room.
Im not sure how that isn't smart compared to most existing heating sytems that heat the whole house from a thermostat in a hallway.
But each to thier own I guess.
Edited by: "mattk" 26th Dec 2017
deleted103252026th Dec 2017

How long have you had it?


I’ve had mine 4 weeks so can’t say weather I’ve saved money or not but it is definitely convenient and has its uses for all of the family.
Good deal. I got it from Amazon at this price a few weeks ago. Great bit of kit
mattk1 h, 1 m ago

To be able to independently heat different rooms at set temperatures is …To be able to independently heat different rooms at set temperatures is not really technology going to far though is it?I understand there are things like smart kettles & fridges etc which really aren't needed.But a heating system that can independently heat each room to a desired temperature is in my opinion an evolution of central heating.If my wife is at home on her own she can just have the rads on in the front room rather than heating 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, the kitchen, downstairs toilet & dining room. Im not sure how that isn't smart compared to most existing heating sytems that heat the whole house from a thermostat in a hallway. But each to thier own I guess.


I don't disagree but this does seem like a very expensive way of doing it compared to manual radiator thermostatic valves that have been fitted pretty much as standard now for many years. At £139 for the starter kit and then £59 for each additional radiator thermostat that's well over £1000 to kit my house out. No doubt the ease of use would mean i would adjust it more often than I walk round and change the thermostats manually but I really don't see how I would ever get that investment back let alone make a saving?
Great idea, but overpriced. The Novo version of these (currently no kickstarter ) are £140 for 6, I know it's a kickstarter project rather than actually buying them so there's no guarantees, but still a much better price point in my opinion.
Mildlytight5 h, 18 m ago

I don't disagree but this does seem like a very expensive way of doing it …I don't disagree but this does seem like a very expensive way of doing it compared to manual radiator thermostatic valves that have been fitted pretty much as standard now for many years. At £139 for the starter kit and then £59 for each additional radiator thermostat that's well over £1000 to kit my house out. No doubt the ease of use would mean i would adjust it more often than I walk round and change the thermostats manually but I really don't see how I would ever get that investment back let alone make a saving?


I have an even more expensive system installed in the house, Honeywell’s Evohome System. The house is setup as 12 separate zones with 15 smart TRVs. All in cost about £800 when buying on deals etc.

Prior to that I had Tado before they offered zoned heating, so I had to change.

All in smart heating has saved us about 15-20% on our annual heating bills. Things like setting different heating profiles in rooms depending on the day of the week. Occupancy on/off based on who is in the house, if anyone. Adapting to each room in the house for how long it takes to heat. Not being reliant on when the boiler timer is set to in, each valve can turn the boiler on.

There is a lot of convenience but also utility. Is it for everyone? probably not however it is far more practical than a smart kettle.
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