Tado smart thermostat £2.82 rental per month @ Tado
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Tado smart thermostat £2.82 rental per month @ Tado

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Found 20th Aug 2014
Down from 6.99
Ends 31/08

Monthly rental fees will be charged annually in one amount (12 months x £2.82 = £33.84 per year). You have the option to cancel at the end of each month with a 2 week notice period. Payments made in advance will then be proportionately reimbursed.

Use m_sauter_5 for 5% off.
Code given by live chat advisor - not a reward code

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Anyone used one? Just looking at this bit:

Internet connection

In order to connect tado° to the internet the gateway needs to be plugged into your DSL-router.
tado° box and tado° gateway also communicate via radio.


By radio do they mean wireless? Its no good to me if it needs to be wired, yet the picture shows it wired?

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you pay monthly? why cant you buy it like the nest one?

Just fitted one on this offer, there are 3 parts to this - the tado box, gateway and temperature sensor.

The gateway connects to a port in your router and connects wirelessly to the tado box (this replaced your wall thermostat or programmer for your boiler) and the temperature sensor is wireless too and is solar powered.

So the only wired bit is the gateway to router, and replacement of your thermostat with the tado box. they all communicate wirelessly.

I just replaced my thermostat and set my programmer to be on continuously. doddle to fit and should more than pay for itself in savings, if it doesn't i'll just send it back.

Original Poster

two pieces of equipment

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+ a sensor

i take it back, you can. at this price if it stayed at this price, would take 5.8 years to get to £199

bouncy99

you pay monthly? why cant you buy it like the nest one?



You can do for £250 (or £200 until end of Aug). But I opted to rent to verify any savings without shelling out £200 upfront. If it doesnt save I'll send it back and if it does you have the option to buy it and they'll refund 6 month rent.

Seems like a really good price given how much it is outright and how much compared to nest.

Im assuming its just control over heating and not water too?

DsK

Seems like a really good price given how much it is outright and how much … Seems like a really good price given how much it is outright and how much compared to nest.Im assuming its just control over heating and not water too?



Yes just heating as far as I can see.

Don't forget quidco cashback for 10% cashback on renting. Probably works at at £3.30 seeing as you have to pay for 6 months up front.
Edited by: "cmrule" 20th Aug 2014

cmrule

Yes just heating as far as I can see.Don't forget quidco cashback for 10% … Yes just heating as far as I can see.Don't forget quidco cashback for 10% cashback on renting. Probably works at at £3.30 seeing as you have to pay for 6 months up front.

I have one - also on rental for making sure it does the job as per poster above - yes it does do hot water currently either by presence at home or by timer schedule.

tek-monkey

Anyone used one? Just looking at this bit:Internet connectionIn order to … Anyone used one? Just looking at this bit:Internet connectionIn order to connect tado° to the internet the gateway needs to be plugged into your DSL-router.tado° box and tado° gateway also communicate via radio.By radio do they mean wireless? Its no good to me if it needs to be wired, yet the picture shows it wired?


the small box is connected to your router (with a 10cm patch lead they give you!) and takes 5v power from a USB PSU (same as iPhone). That talks to the main box via RF which is installed in place of your timeclock. That box can also act as the thermostat or you can use the wireless 'stat which is solar-charged (but has micro usb for emergency charging)

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Apparently it controls water too.

If you enter into live chat an advisor will give you a 5 percent off code

Sid Harper

I have one - also on rental for making sure it does the job as per poster … I have one - also on rental for making sure it does the job as per poster above - yes it does do hot water currently either by presence at home or by timer schedule.



Great, thanks for confirming!

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Thought if get a bit more heat here. What's the self install like?

I like the fact you can cancel or if you like it goes part way for paying for the full thing!

Original Poster

Think I'm taking the plunge on this one!

Finally a deal to save me money. Ordered through quidco and used m_sauter_5 for 5% off
Been looking for a smart heating solution for a while so what's to lose here.

Even if it doesn't save me money or cost anymore. I at least have the gadget factor
Edited by: "Oneday77" 21st Aug 2014

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Oneday77

Finally a deal to save me money. Ordered through quidco and used … Finally a deal to save me money. Ordered through quidco and used m_sauter_5 for 5% offBeen looking for a smart heating solution for a while so what's to lose here.Even if it doesn't save me money or cost anymore. I at least have the gadget factor



I think we have the same brain!

Original Poster

Bump- this expires on 31/8

Anyone received their order?

Took about 3 days after order for mine to be delivered. Fitted and working well

Original Poster

How was the self install?

3 days to deliver and 24 hours to fit. Fitting should be straightforward for most but I ended up having to pull the floorboards to rewire the thermostat...
All done and working now.

Missed this. good deal and just the right time to get it in and working ready for the winter.

tado.com/gb/…ech

Not sure why the above rewired their thermostat the supplied stat is wireless to "the box" which could be next to the connector box where the current controls are replacing the thermostat connections there rather than at the wall end.(although that does loose what seems to be the only button on he box "home").

Cannot find the specs on-line yet, but suspect the box(where the relay is) requires a 3wire room stat with a neutral to be placed where the current stat is .

edit: the video clearly shows the "box" which has the relay needs 3wire (neutral) so if not just wire into the connecter box near your current controls.,

Also not clear how it does the water for a conventional setup with tank.


Been looking for a while for a heating/HW solution

Went for the Owl £200.
This has variable temp for the hot water rather than a traditional tank stat.
has data logging and can add a electricity data logging monitor for £25.

For a traditional programmable stat with wifi as a local/web solution heatmiser has one for around £90
For a trad programmable stat (set forget)I think Honeywell do a good one with 6 settings boost and holiday options.
Edited by: "getmore4less" 29th Aug 2014

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[quote=getmore4less]Missed this. good deal and just the right time to get it in and working ready for the winter.

tado.com/gb/…ech

Not sure why the above rewired their thermostat the supplied stat is wireless to "the box" which could be next to the connector box where the current controls are replacing the thermostat connections there rather than at the wall end.(although that does loose what seems to be the only button on he box "home").

Self install sounds quite tricky then?

I think it is relatively easy,

if you have a 3 wire stat just a straight replacement of the stat.

if not, you have to understand a little about how the installations are done and where the other end of the thermostat wires go..

Usually a connector box where the stat, cyl stat, frost stat, timers boiler all connect together.
Most manufacturers have all the wiring diagrams on-line or they should be with the docs left when the system was installed. I think some more modern installations have some in the boiler.

you can replace the room stat wires in the connector box and add the neutral from in the box, as you would have to know how to do this to run a new cable might as well just put the tado box there.

if you have a look at your current stat docs(on-line if you don't have them) it might say or just open up and have a look. .

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I've got a danfoss fp715 - ill have a look

I just replaced my thermostat in the hallway with the tado box, as the poster above says, its just 3 wires and really easy. Fitted and working within an hour.

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did you have to switch off the mains?
pleased with it?

Would this replace the timer? I have an old boiler which is due to be replaced in the next 6-12 months but the timer doesn't work correctly (for the water and heat), this could be a good short term fix.

Edit: Seems it would as it replaces the timer and a blanking plate is placed over the the thermostat.
Edited by: "Mada06" 29th Aug 2014

hukddg

did you have to switch off the mains?pleased with it?



Yes I did switch off the mains to be on the safe side. Pleased with it so far, still tweaking the temperature - old dial thermostat was set at 20c, Ive got this set around 17c as it's near the front door. It did work well last week in the cold spell, went off when we left the house and came back on when we were about 10 mins away. Have to see how it goes over the winter.

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My only concern is the reliance on the wifi. If your broadband goes down, things could get tricky

hukddg

My only concern is the reliance on the wifi. If your broadband goes down, … My only concern is the reliance on the wifi. If your broadband goes down, things could get tricky



This is also true, I live in a quite large house so you are also reliant on the wifi signal being good enough as well.

It's not clear but all the other systems the "box" has the timer/temp settings as back up so it all works like a standard programmable thermostat. when the net is down

All these programmable systems make the old timers redundant, you can rewire them out or just set them to on always and the new thermostat do the job. keeping the old stat as a backup.

The Owl system I am looking to use recommends you leave the old tank stat in series as a backup anyway.

Mains off if not comfortable playing with live 240v (as most should not be).

Still no idea how this does the water from what I can see online.

If planning a new system definitely look at programmable thermostats, internet connected and hot water management.

You can zone with programmable radiator valves
Edited by: "getmore4less" 29th Aug 2014

Ordered mine yesterday on rental,can't wait to see what savings I can get

Original Poster

Same

Just gone through rental deal this morning but have opted for the installation as we don't have a wired thermostat/programmer, ours is a wireless rf one currently and the boiler is in loft. Hoping that they will run cable from loft down onto landing but if not will get them to site it next to boiler and then get an electrician to run it down and move it

Ps, the 5% discount code didn't work but the one on TopCashBack did

1jim

Just gone through rental deal this morning but have opted for the … Just gone through rental deal this morning but have opted for the installation as we don't have a wired thermostat/programmer, ours is a wireless rf one currently and the boiler is in loft. Hoping that they will run cable from loft down onto landing but if not will get them to site it next to boiler and then get an electrician to run it down and move it



The box(relay) that replaces the thermostat only has one button on it that does very little, the home button, not needed if you all have phones.

The thermostat is the portable unit, but that can just be stuck on the wall where the current stat is if thats where you want it.
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