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Tado Smart Thermostat Starter Kit V3+ with 2 Add-on Smart Radiator Thermostats for £129 delivered @ box
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Tado Smart Thermostat Starter Kit V3+ with 2 Add-on Smart Radiator Thermostats for £129 delivered @ box

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Key Features

  • Works with Amazon Alexa Google Assistant & Apple HomeKit
  • Compatible with IFTTT
  • Includes Smart Thermostat & Internet Bridge
  • Smart heating control
  • Control multiple heating zones
  • LED display
  • Scheduling
  • Touch arrows
  • App for iOS & Android
  • 2 year warranty
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This is the version that needs the monthly subscription for full functionality I think
You will most likely need a extension kit as well
Can this replace a wireless drayton thermostat?
tom619507/02/2020 13:32

Can this replace a wireless drayton thermostat?


Typically, no. You will need the extension kit to make the thermostat wireless. Or you can do what I did - install the tado thermostat next to the boiler, then fit tado TRV on most of your radiators. Use the smart TRV to control the boilers.
May be a silly question but why would I need the both the thermostat and TRV?
o0bean0o0head0o07/02/2020 13:30

This is the version that needs the monthly subscription for full …This is the version that needs the monthly subscription for full functionality I think


Only for automated geofencing and air quality monitoring (Which is useless) - Perfectly usable without the additional subscription.

o0bean0o0head0o07/02/2020 13:31

You will most likely need a extension kit as well


How can you make that assumption without any knowledge of the install? Most homes don't need the extension kit unless they want to control hot water too. Or if you have a wireless thermostat.

Chigz07/02/2020 13:51

May be a silly question but why would I need the both the thermostat and …May be a silly question but why would I need the both the thermostat and TRV?



TRV lets you control the radiator in a particular room. For example I have TRVs in every room so I can heat only the rooms i'm using. All others are off.
Chigz07/02/2020 13:51

May be a silly question but why would I need the both the thermostat and …May be a silly question but why would I need the both the thermostat and TRV?


You would get both if you want to control individual room temperatures via Tado. Otherwise you can only control the entire heating zone via Tado and leave individual rooms down to traditional TRVs.
edanfalls07/02/2020 14:16

You would get both if you want to control individual room temperatures via …You would get both if you want to control individual room temperatures via Tado. Otherwise you can only control the entire heating zone via Tado and leave individual rooms down to traditional TRVs.


But if I just had the TRVs why would I need a thermostat?
Chigz07/02/2020 14:17

But if I just had the TRVs why would I need a thermostat?


Thermostat controls your boiler. Do you have a thermostat on the wall currently? If so the tado thermostat can replace it.

You can use the TRVs + The Bridge to control the radiators but they cannot call for heat. With the thermostat the TRVs can communicate to the Thermostat to turn your boiler on.
Edited by: "codebee" 7th Feb
Chigz07/02/2020 14:17

But if I just had the TRVs why would I need a thermostat?


The Thermostat is needed to control your heating zone. They call it a thermostat but effectively it is a room thermostat, a timer and a controller in one. Usually you will have a room thermostat in your wall somewhere which also performs these 3 functions.

Without the Tado Smart Thermostat, Tado TRVs could in theory open the valves on the radiators, but if the valve for the zone is not opened by the Room Thermostat, then the radiators will not get any hot water passing through.

In short, the zone valve AND the radiator valve needs to be open for the radiator to get hot.
This has everything needed then, bridge for internet connection, smart thermostat to control the boiler and 2 TRVs for 2 radiators and more can be added if and when needed.
Is the bridge similar and work the same way asthe hive hub.
What if the signal is not strong enough to go round the house.
Edited by: "hawkwind" 7th Feb
edanfalls07/02/2020 14:24

The Thermostat is needed to control your heating zone. They call it a …The Thermostat is needed to control your heating zone. They call it a thermostat but effectively it is a room thermostat, a timer and a controller in one. Usually you will have a room thermostat in your wall somewhere which also performs these 3 functions.Without the Tado Smart Thermostat, Tado TRVs could in theory open the valves on the radiators, but if the valve for the zone is not opened by the Room Thermostat, then the radiators will not get any hot water passing through.In short, the zone valve AND the radiator valve needs to be open for the radiator to get hot.


I have a room thermostat but it's an RF one that talks to the module in my boiler. How can I use a tado?
After spending ages deciding between smart thermostats, it seems the consensus was that Google’s Nest line of thermostats was best. I picked up a used Nest E on ebay for £60 and will be installing it at some point. No thermostat is currently installed in our property which makes it slightly more complicated but depending on your boiler, should be straightforward enough
Edited by: "KingCellulose" 7th Feb
tom619507/02/2020 15:05

I have a room thermostat but it's an RF one that talks to the module in my …I have a room thermostat but it's an RF one that talks to the module in my boiler. How can I use a tado?


You would need the Extension Kit I believe to replace wireless thermostats. Your best bet is to contact Tado with the details of your boiler / thermostat and they'll confirm what you require. Link below:

support-request.tado.com/
KingCellulose07/02/2020 15:08

After spending ages deciding between smart thermostats, it seems the …After spending ages deciding between smart thermostats, it seems the consensus was that Google’s Nest line of thermostats was best. I picked up a used Nest E on ebay for £60 and will be installing it at some point. No thermostat is currently installed in our property which makes it slightly more complicated but depending on your boiler, should be straightforward enough


The Nest thermostats are definitely nicer than Tados (Although the Nest E is quite basic looking) but they don't have TRVs so that was the deciding factor for me as controlling each room would mean the most cost savings in the long run.
Edited by: "codebee" 7th Feb
codebee07/02/2020 15:14

The Nest thermostats are definitely nicer than Tados (Although the Nest E …The Nest thermostats are definitely nicer than Tados (Although the Nest E is quite basic looking) but they don't have TRVs so that was the deciding factor for me as controlling each room would mean the most cost savings in the long run.


Good point! Definitely pros and cons to all the options. I was a bit worried that the Nest E would look a bit cheap and nasty but it’s surprisingly ‘good looking’ and feels quite expensive
I bought the V3 from Box and fitted this week. Also bought 4 x TRVs. Wiring was a cinch to replace my Honeywell mechanical thermostat. essentially just 2 wires.
All in all I'll have spent more than this set up and two more TRVs but I got the offer for a one off payment for the other features.
When i'm working from home I can turn the heat up in just my office. When we're at home at the weekend I can heat just downstairs. As codebee mentions teh TRVs 'call' on the Smart thermostat to turn the boiler on, but you're just heating the rooms you want. The GeoFencing works well so far so that if there's no-one indoors, it turns off.
Pretty much saves touching the heating at all.
Heat for this, in whatever room you like
Edited by: "mrew42" 7th Feb
The way I see it, in Tado's world
Thermostat - detect temperature, switch boiler heating on/off by wire or wireless through extension kit.
TRV - detect temperature, talk to thermostat/extension to switch boiler on/off as required, turn TRV valve on/off.
Extension kit - talk to boiler to turn boiler on/off. It works on heating and hot water. Require input from thermostat/TRV.
Bridge - make everything (including app/webUI) talk to one another, and talk to the server so it does all the schedule and stuff.

Missing Thermostat means you won't be able to switch boiler on/off.
Missing TRV means you cannot control individual radiator panel.
Missing Extension means you need to wire the thermostat directly to the boiler (there might be wiring already), and have no control to hot water if you are NOT using combi boiler.
Missing bridge ... I don't know, nothing will talk to anything?
Edited by: "ken218" 7th Feb
Spot on to all of the above.
ken21807/02/2020 15:31

Missing Extension means you need to wire to the boiler, and have no …Missing Extension means you need to wire to the boiler, and have no control to hot water if you are NOT using combi boiler.


Extension is only required if you want to control hot water or if you have a wireless thermostat that's connected to the boiler. If you have a hardwired thermostat then you shouldn't need the extension kit. I have a combi boiler but hot water is controlled seperately so I'd need an extension kit if I wanted to control it via the app. (I'll pick one up at some point)

And yes, you're correct. Without the bridge you cannot set them up or control them remotely. The thermostat would still work as a standard dumb thermostat without the bridge though as far as I'm aware.
codebee07/02/2020 15:43

Extension is only required if you want to control hot water or if you have …Extension is only required if you want to control hot water or if you have a wireless thermostat that's connected to the boiler. If you have a hardwired thermostat then you shouldn't need the extension kit. I have a combi boiler but hot water is controlled seperately so I'd need an extension kit if I wanted to control it via the app. (I'll pick one up at some point)And yes, you're correct. Without the bridge you cannot set them up or control them remotely. The thermostat would still work as a standard dumb thermostat without the bridge though as far as I'm aware.


Thanks, I updated my comment to prevent confusion
ken21807/02/2020 15:49

Thanks, I updated my comment to prevent confusion


Need to change can to can’t in your point about the missing TRV
codebee07/02/2020 15:54

Need to change can to can’t in your point about the missing TRV


oooooooooops! fussy, aren't you
Changed, thanks
Edited by: "ken218" 7th Feb
I have a tado thermostat and wireless bridge to fit, tado told me I can use one wired thermostat that will connect to a wireless thermostat. For the £10 difference having two thermostats seems better but; are adding thermostats and these starter kits the same ie I buy this and sell the spares to make my set?
One more thing to add, if you are going crazy with TRV like me, make sure you either have a bypass valve fitted, or leave some panels off TRV. My boiler (ideal) specified at least 10% of the minimum heating output shouldn't go through TRV. which translates to 1 small/medium size radiator panel (or 2 towel radiator).

I don't know why it is required, but that is what everyone told me, and what boiler manual stated
jamhops07/02/2020 16:33

I have a tado thermostat and wireless bridge to fit, tado told me I can …I have a tado thermostat and wireless bridge to fit, tado told me I can use one wired thermostat that will connect to a wireless thermostat. For the £10 difference having two thermostats seems better but; are adding thermostats and these starter kits the same ie I buy this and sell the spares to make my set?


I assume you mean, having 1 wired tado thermostat connecting to a wireless tado thermostat?

having 2 thermostats will give you better temperature detection coverage, but unless your heating is zoned, both thermostat will heat up the whole place (i.e. heating will only turn off when both thermostat detected temperature reached the set temperature)
ken21807/02/2020 16:39

I assume you mean, having 1 wired tado thermostat connecting to a wireless …I assume you mean, having 1 wired tado thermostat connecting to a wireless tado thermostat?having 2 thermostats will give you better temperature detection coverage, but unless your heating is zoned, both thermostat will heat up the whole place (i.e. heating will only turn off when both thermostat detected temperature reached the set temperature)


I don’t mean that and It is not zoned, I wondered about changing that but don’t think it’s that worthwhile (but the option would be there). It is only £10 difference and is a slightly nicer solution (seems more reasonable than paying £60 for a bridge!) but are all thermostats the same so I don’t need to buy an add on but two starter packs will achieve the same result & work out cheaper after selling the trvs?
jamhops07/02/2020 16:50

I don’t mean that and It is not zoned, I wondered about changing that but d …I don’t mean that and It is not zoned, I wondered about changing that but don’t think it’s that worthwhile (but the option would be there). It is only £10 difference and is a slightly nicer solution (seems more reasonable than paying £60 for a bridge!) but are all thermostats the same so I don’t need to buy an add on but two starter packs will achieve the same result & work out cheaper after selling the trvs?


mm... sorry, I am not sure I know what you are referring to when you talk about the 10 pound difference...
ken21807/02/2020 17:31

mm... sorry, I am not sure I know what you are referring to when you talk …mm... sorry, I am not sure I know what you are referring to when you talk about the 10 pound difference...


£10 cost difference Between one thermostat and a wireless bridge or two thermostats (one wired and one wireless).

My confusion is are all thermostats the same I need a second thermostat can I buy a second starter pack (this) instead of an add on thermostat on its own? (Buying a starter pack is cheaper than an add on thermostat on its own)
Edited by: "jamhops" 7th Feb
jamhops07/02/2020 17:37

£10 cost difference Between one thermostat and a wireless bridge or two …£10 cost difference Between one thermostat and a wireless bridge or two thermostats (one wired and one wireless). My confusion is are all thermostats the same I need a second thermostat can I buy a second starter pack (this) instead of an add on thermostat on its own? (Buying a starter pack is cheaper than an add on thermostat on its own)


Yes, that is exactly what i did last night.

Anyone after a wireless bridge
Edited by: "wolf33055" 7th Feb
jamhops07/02/2020 17:37

£10 cost difference Between one thermostat and a wireless bridge or two …£10 cost difference Between one thermostat and a wireless bridge or two thermostats (one wired and one wireless). My confusion is are all thermostats the same I need a second thermostat can I buy a second starter pack (this) instead of an add on thermostat on its own? (Buying a starter pack is cheaper than an add on thermostat on its own)



What do you mean one wired and one wireless? All the Tado thermostats can be wired in or wireless. They're the same. In most households you will hard-wire in one thermostat which will now control your boiler. With one thermostat you can turn on the heating in your whole house at the same time.

Most people expand this and add TRVs to the radiators so they can now control individual rooms.

I have TRVs and Wireless thermostats in each room as the TRV temp sensor isn't great at figuring out the actual room temp accurately (It's not horrific but having a seperate thermostat is much more accurate)
Can this go aside the NEST thermostat? I'm assuming this is to control individual radiators, and can these fitted by any person?
codebee07/02/2020 14:14

Only for automated geofencing and air quality monitoring (Which is …Only for automated geofencing and air quality monitoring (Which is useless) - Perfectly usable without the additional subscription.How can you make that assumption without any knowledge of the install? Most homes don't need the extension kit unless they want to control hot water too. Or if you have a wireless thermostat.TRV lets you control the radiator in a particular room. For example I have TRVs in every room so I can heat only the rooms i'm using. All others are off.


The main point of buying tado is that it automates the heating, once setup you literally do nothing else apart from carrying your phone around with you. It's perfectly useable without it but why make life harder.

The V3+ was an obvious attempt at making more money out of people, compared to V2, V3 which still has those features by default. The end user requirements are still being met with older versions.

Agreed the air quality monitoring is useless, but geofencing is a critical part.

They are even offering older versions a one time upgrade, most likely to make the stats look better, but I'm happy the way things are with mine.
Edited by: "Giwin" 9th Feb
Great deal for a super bit of kit.
for those wanting to avoid the monthly subscription, find yourself a non v3+ bridge off eBay and use that when setting this up.
Read all the above so still a bit confused so hoping one of you kind people can clear things up for me...
I have a wired thermostat in a not so ideal location (hallway) - so it does not reflect the room temperature of the living rooms.
So, if I buy this, I can replace the existing thermostat with this one - still in its not so ideal location - and then install the smart TRVs on the living room radiator. The Smart TRVs will note that the living room is not warm enough / too warm and tell the main thermostat to turn the heating on or off accordingly? Is that right?
Thanks and sorry for being a bit thick!
ken21807/02/2020 13:51

Typically, no. You will need the extension kit to make the thermostat …Typically, no. You will need the extension kit to make the thermostat wireless. Or you can do what I did - install the tado thermostat next to the boiler, then fit tado TRV on most of your radiators. Use the smart TRV to control the boilers.


Ken218 - I am confused, without an extension kit, you have installed your thermostat next to the boiler. I have just bought one and intend moving the boiler to the utility room. Rather than instal the thermostat next to the boiler, I am looking at tuning a new cable to the hallway and hard wiring it. I assume will work and not require the extension kit? Unless there is a limite on cable length?
ken21807/02/2020 13:51

Typically, no. You will need the extension kit to make the thermostat …Typically, no. You will need the extension kit to make the thermostat wireless. Or you can do what I did - install the tado thermostat next to the boiler, then fit tado TRV on most of your radiators. Use the smart TRV to control the boilers.


Why would anyone want the thermostat next to the boiler? Unless the boiler is in the front room above the settee or something.
STAPLAR09/02/2020 13:23

Ken218 - I am confused, without an extension kit, you have installed your …Ken218 - I am confused, without an extension kit, you have installed your thermostat next to the boiler. I have just bought one and intend moving the boiler to the utility room. Rather than instal the thermostat next to the boiler, I am looking at tuning a new cable to the hallway and hard wiring it. I assume will work and not require the extension kit? Unless there is a limite on cable length?


Don't put the thermostat in the hallway, that's an outdated concept with smart heating and defeats the whole point. A thermostat yes, but not the only thermostat.

This idea is to zone the house, and have thermostats or TRVs to control the zones (rooms) so that each zone can call for heat as needed.

Just putting one thermostat in the hall will still heat up the whole house when the hall get cold, which is a nonsense if the system is to be "smart".
I bought these earlier this year but I'm selling them on fleabay now. The noise they make is too annoying. As a light sleeper, they wake me up constantly.
FinbarMcDougal09/02/2020 14:29

I bought these earlier this year but I'm selling them on fleabay now. The …I bought these earlier this year but I'm selling them on fleabay now. The noise they make is too annoying. As a light sleeper, they wake me up constantly.


You should set the heating to be off or low when you are asleep. If you have the TRVs to be constantly coming on and off, then something is wrong with your system or settings anyway.
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