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tado° Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting) - Add-on for Multi-Room Control, intelligent heating control £32 @ Amazon
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tado° Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting) - Add-on for Multi-Room Control, intelligent heating control £32 @ Amazon

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3386190.jpgAdd-on for Multi-Room Control
A tado° Starter Kit forms the basis of your setup.

If you already have a tado° Starter Kit (V2, V3, V3+) with an Internet Bridge you can use several additional Smart Radiator Thermostats to control multiple radiators and zones independently from one another. This helps you to save even more.

The Smart Radiator Thermostat works with all standard radiators. Simply replace the old radiator thermostat - no tools needed. Comes with six different adapters.

This product contains:

  • Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting)
  • Adapters: 6 adapters
  • 2 AA batteries
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unavailable11/01/2020 09:29

BT?


Yes and no. But mostly no, or yes!

I hope this comment has helped in your buying decision
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Looks like they are matching BT.
Good price.
miffyl11/01/2020 09:26

Looks like they are matching BT.Good price.


Cool I know which I'd rather buy from
Good price.
unavailable11/01/2020 09:29

BT?


Yes and no. But mostly no, or yes!

I hope this comment has helped in your buying decision
Would this work with hive?
Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you can make by switching off say; kitchen and living room radiator overnight/ while ur at sleep. Just trying to work out the ROI,
MrSwitch11/01/2020 09:29

Yes and no. But mostly no, or yes! I hope this comment has helped in your …Yes and no. But mostly no, or yes! I hope this comment has helped in your buying decision


It depends...
Sirisena11/01/2020 09:58

Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you …Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you can make by switching off say; kitchen and living room radiator overnight/ while ur at sleep. Just trying to work out the ROI,


A lot of difference in my opinion, if you have a smart meter you can work it out obviously it differed from various homes as it’s down to heat retention plus boiler economy etc but I’d say give it a go and see what you think I personally turn off what I can and see a difference on the smart meter good luck 🏼
Sirisena11/01/2020 09:58

Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you …Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you can make by switching off say; kitchen and living room radiator overnight/ while ur at sleep. Just trying to work out the ROI,


For me, it’s less about saving when you’re asleep and more about being able to only heat rooms you’re using. For example, I’ll regularly have the living room set to around 20° in the evening when watching tv, with the rest of the house off. In a traditional system, the whole house would be heated just to heat one room. As per the app, I save around 27% on average each winter month. I love that if I’m feeling cold, I can just open the app and increase the temperature just in the room I’m in.
Sirisena11/01/2020 09:58

Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you …Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you can make by switching off say; kitchen and living room radiator overnight/ while ur at sleep. Just trying to work out the ROI,


It is difficult to say how much savings you can make as when you keep some rooms colder it takes longer to heat the other ones. In my personal experience i use the Tado system more for comfort and automation. I'm sure there are some savings involved but considering the cost of the whole system probably takes years to offset. Regardless of cost, i'm really happy with it so far as i have not done any changes to settings for a year now. I have the bedrooms cooler in the night for better sleeping and set up temperature at different points in various rooms and one of the best things once we live the house the system automatically drops the temperature so we do not waste energy. Once we get closer to home it starts heating so all is warm when arrive. I'm still on the V2 free geolocation version and i know some people have issues with the V3+ subscription model.
Thanks OP I had issues ordering from BT store for some reason, much rather order from Amazon
lewiso11/01/2020 10:12

Thanks OP I had issues ordering from BT store for some reason, much rather …Thanks OP I had issues ordering from BT store for some reason, much rather order from Amazon


No problem
Do these need their own hub or do they connect to Samsung smartthings hub?
Heat OP, been looking for one of these to add to the ones I have already. Great price
Edited by: "Skerry" 11th Jan
Thanks so much for posting this. I'm also really grateful for the comment on the BT thread that you can use these horizontally!! Heat added (as I hope these will )
I can see this heating up!
a7awo11/01/2020 10:29

Do these need their own hub or do they connect to Samsung smartthings hub?



matrich161011/01/2020 10:37

Thanks so much for posting this. I'm also really grateful for the comment …Thanks so much for posting this. I'm also really grateful for the comment on the BT thread that you can use these horizontally!! Heat added (as I hope these will )


Not a problem you two
Nicolidus11/01/2020 10:08

For example, I’ll regularly have the living room set to around 20° in the e …For example, I’ll regularly have the living room set to around 20° in the evening when watching tv, with the rest of the house off. In a traditional system, the whole house would be heated just to heat one room.


That's not true at all, manual TRV's can be set to different settings in each room.
If you want to heat a room with single TRV, its not possible unless the main thermostat is on in a transitional setup. With these they can individually call on heat which for me is a big plus!

Fantastic price I paid double for these originally, and could not recommend tado enough.
Ordered from BT yesterday but ( once again ) seems like it failed on the payment via PP. Amazon never has any problems taking my money thanks OP
Nicolidus11/01/2020 10:08

For me, it’s less about saving when you’re asleep and more about being abl …For me, it’s less about saving when you’re asleep and more about being able to only heat rooms you’re using. For example, I’ll regularly have the living room set to around 20° in the evening when watching tv, with the rest of the house off. In a traditional system, the whole house would be heated just to heat one room. As per the app, I save around 27% on average each winter month. I love that if I’m feeling cold, I can just open the app and increase the temperature just in the room I’m in.


I agree but turning down the rest of the house while you're asleep is exactly the same as the example you gave - it's turning the heat down in rooms you're not in.
paulj4811/01/2020 11:17

That's not true at all, manual TRV's can be set to different settings in …That's not true at all, manual TRV's can be set to different settings in each room.


Correct, but are you really going to go around your house adjusting them as you need the room to get warmer or colder? If I have the heating on as per the schedule and will be just in one room, I can adjust everything on my phone or tablet.
Oh and accurate temperatures are hard to achieve on manual TRVs. Tado isn’t exact, but way more precise than twisting a manual dial.
Edited by: "Nicolidus" 11th Jan
edanfalls11/01/2020 11:38

I agree but turning down the rest of the house while you're asleep is …I agree but turning down the rest of the house while you're asleep is exactly the same as the example you gave - it's turning the heat down in rooms you're not in.


I have mine completely off when I’m sleeping
paulj4811/01/2020 11:17

That's not true at all, manual TRV's can be set to different settings in …That's not true at all, manual TRV's can be set to different settings in each room.


You can't have TRVs in the same room as a room thermostat. Meaning you can't turn the heat down in the room with the thermostat without also turning off every other room in that zone.

Smart TRV systems overcome that.
Nicolidus11/01/2020 11:43

I have mine completely off when I’m sleeping


Me too. My bedroom used to be really hot at night as the thermostat is in that room, so I had to have the heat on in that room even though I didn't want to.

Now with Tado I'm cool again at night Apparently 14 or 15 degrees is the best temperature at night to get the best sleep. Most people have it much warmer.
Thanks! Bought the v3 smart hub and installed it a few weeks back and getting along great with it Have just bought four of these to upgrade all radiators so I can control individually. Excited to get them installed!
Can I just put these onto my radiators and use a app or need something else to make these work?
Thanks for posting, I have now completed my tado setup..
rbsub11/01/2020 13:37

Thanks for posting, I have now completed my tado setup..


No problem
Shame, there is no sale on horizontal mount on Amazon
birminghamlad11/01/2020 13:29

Can I just put these onto my radiators and use a app or need something …Can I just put these onto my radiators and use a app or need something else to make these work?


You need Tado Bridge to talk to the TRVs via App.
Shurov11/01/2020 13:50

Shame, there is no sale on horizontal mount on Amazon




Both are the same mount and are the exact same product. It's just the matrix display that gets rotated. Doesn't bother me and I think on its side still looks okay

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Edited by: "maxamus007" 11th Jan
maxamus00711/01/2020 13:59

Both are the same mount and are the exact same product. It's just the …Both are the same mount and are the exact same product. It's just the matrix display that gets rotated. Doesn't bother me and I think on its side still looks okay[Image]


Yes, I'm aware of this, thank you, and I completely agree that it may look good on its side.
However, it depends on the radiator position in the room and the side you are looking at it. My radiator is near the corner and TRV is on the wall side, so vertical model would be well readable from the corner and not from the room...
Edited by: "Shurov" 11th Jan
Nicolidus11/01/2020 11:42

Correct, but are you really going to go around your house adjusting them …Correct, but are you really going to go around your house adjusting them as you need the room to get warmer or colder? If I have the heating on as per the schedule and will be just in one room, I can adjust everything on my phone or tablet.Oh and accurate temperatures are hard to achieve on manual TRVs. Tado isn’t exact, but way more precise than twisting a manual dial.


couple of things, manual TRV's only have numbers and not temperatures because as you said TRV's are not accurate and thats because of the way they measure the ambient temperature rising into them, radiators convect and not radiate most of their heat (contrary to their name) Room layout,radiator placement and furniture all make a difference as the heat convects around the room before the TRV measures it. Thats why the electronic type have to have an adjustable offset.

And no I wouldn't go around my house manually changing the temperature as I have my TRV's set to around 18 degrees upstairs and non inhabited rooms, 20 in living rooms and about 21 in the bathroom and most of the time this is fine, if I want to manually adjust just 1 its not an issue.

Its also not a good idea to heat just 1 room with a central heating system, boilers have a minimum output and that can be anything above 4kw but if you have a combi boiler then its normally at least 8kw. Heating just 1 room with a 2kw radiator as an example will not be energy efficient and put excessive wear and tear on the boiler as it won't be able to modulate the power down low enough.
Shurov11/01/2020 14:08

Yes, I'm aware of this, thank you, and I completely agree that it may look …Yes, I'm aware of this, thank you, and I completely agree that it may look good on its side.However, it depends on the radiator position in the room and the side you are looking at it. My radiator is near the corner and TRV is on the wall side, so vertical model would be well readable from the corner and not from the room...


Hi Shurov,

When if ever will you _really_ need to use that display?

If you're changing it by hand you're either visiting somebody else's house, are a child in their room, or are missing the point. These devices are meant to be smart-controlled from something like the TADO app or Alexa. At which point the display is virtually pointless. It's off 99% of the time in any case, except for when you are at the radiator turning it - which is how often?
Sirisena11/01/2020 09:58

Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you …Sorry if this is a silly question, typically how much monthly savings you can make by switching off say; kitchen and living room radiator overnight/ while ur at sleep. Just trying to work out the ROI,


I'm not sure if you'd see a saving. My main stat is in the hall, and the radiator gets very very hot. The heating stays on until the hall gets to the desired temp. The main difference turning another radiator off will have is that the hall radiator will be slightly hotter (as the hot water didn't pass through another radiator). The boiler stays on the whole time, and doesn't adjust the water temp. If you left the door open between the hall and that other room, you'd be heating a bigger space with the hall radiator, and would probably need the boiler on for slightly longer. This is likely less efficient than having two radiators heat that space, so probably won't make a big difference.

All these things do is kick the boiler on when any room with this fitted falls below the set temp, so it's more likely to cause your boiler to be on longer (unless you have your radiators well balanced and all rooms are represented well by the main thermostat, in my case the hall). That depends on how well insulated your rooms are and the size of the radiators.

TL;DR - I don't think they're a cost saving device, but are convenient if you have big differences in temp between rooms.
Edited by: "danopia" 11th Jan
edanfalls11/01/2020 11:51

Me too. My bedroom used to be really hot at night as the thermostat is in …Me too. My bedroom used to be really hot at night as the thermostat is in that room, so I had to have the heat on in that room even though I didn't want to.Now with Tado I'm cool again at night Apparently 14 or 15 degrees is the best temperature at night to get the best sleep. Most people have it much warmer.


pretty sure its more like 18C (or a drop of a couple of degrees) but I take your point
Edited by: "coalfield" 11th Jan
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