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tado° Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting) - Duo Pack £69.99 delivered at Amazon
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tado° Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting) - Duo Pack £69.99 delivered at Amazon

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Posted 20th Mar

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  • Additional product of the tado starter kits: Add additional Smart Radiator Thermostats to your setup to control multiple radiators and zones individually
  • Upgrade to Multi-room Control to maximise your comfort and energy savings. Manage all zones and settings within the tado app
  • Works with all standard radiators with thermostatic radiator valves. Simply replace the old conventional radiator thermostats - no tools needed
  • tado Starter Kit (V2, V3, V3+) including the Internet Bridge forms the basis of your setup
  • Box contains: 2x Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting), various adapters, 2x 2 AA batteries
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We had a heating engineer round the other day to fix a boiler problem - he mentioned these (not this brand but the existence of smart valves) and he said that they have batteries that cannot be replaced - anyone know if that is true?
duncanhill20/03/2020 08:36

Tado use standard batteries …Tado use standard batteries :https://support.tado.com/en/articles/3403608-what-type-of-batteries-should-i-use-in-my-tado-devices-how-do-i-replace-them


Goes to show what he knows then!!

Have to admit I still struggle to understand the value of such valves - I have manual ones on all my radiators and have probably adjusted them a handful of times in the last ten years - not convinced I need to be able to mess with them via an app on a regular basis... Seems like smart for the sake of it to an extent.

Does anyone have any of these and routinely adjust them remotely (beyond the novelty period)??
Kyliehogg20/03/2020 09:12

Goes to show what he knows then!!Have to admit I still struggle to …Goes to show what he knows then!!Have to admit I still struggle to understand the value of such valves - I have manual ones on all my radiators and have probably adjusted them a handful of times in the last ten years - not convinced I need to be able to mess with them via an app on a regular basis... Seems like smart for the sake of it to an extent.Does anyone have any of these and routinely adjust them remotely (beyond the novelty period)??


When they get to 20_25quid I can see them being valuable. I do have rooms I don't need to heat at certain times and it will be beneficial. Counterintuitively, those with much bigger houses with more rooms will find it more costly in initial outlay, but probably get a better return long term.
Kyliehogg20/03/2020 08:33

We had a heating engineer round the other day to fix a boiler problem - he …We had a heating engineer round the other day to fix a boiler problem - he mentioned these (not this brand but the existence of smart valves) and he said that they have batteries that cannot be replaced - anyone know if that is true?




Never ever listen to these people! IME they are the least knowledgeable when it comes to stuff like this. Yes, they can fix the boiler and bend pipes but common sense? Lacking. I have Evohome and that happily takes rechargeables...
tapi20/03/2020 09:17

When they get to 20_25quid I can see them being valuable. I do have rooms …When they get to 20_25quid I can see them being valuable. I do have rooms I don't need to heat at certain times and it will be beneficial. Counterintuitively, those with much bigger houses with more rooms will find it more costly in initial outlay, but probably get a better return long term.




My mate (at my recommendation because, even though he loves my system, there's no way he would stretch to Evohome!) has the Meross system which was 25 a time for a rad valve and he loves it. Not as efficient as Evohome et al as no connection to the boiler but he tooled up an 8 radiator home (including the required WIFI hub) for less than 200.

hotukdeals.com/dea…917
Edited by: "POWER12345678" 20th Mar
tapi20/03/2020 09:17

When they get to 20_25quid I can see them being valuable. I do have rooms …When they get to 20_25quid I can see them being valuable. I do have rooms I don't need to heat at certain times and it will be beneficial. Counterintuitively, those with much bigger houses with more rooms will find it more costly in initial outlay, but probably get a better return long term.


I’m waiting for a price drop as some rooms in my home we don’t use and don’t need them on at certain times and I get a lot of sunshine at the front of the house I’ve heard that tado is best in market as yet for smart valves might not be true but I’ve been told
enn1920/03/2020 11:26

I’m waiting for a price drop as some rooms in my home we don’t use and don …I’m waiting for a price drop as some rooms in my home we don’t use and don’t need them on at certain times and I get a lot of sunshine at the front of the house I’ve heard that tado is best in market as yet for smart valves might not be true but I’ve been told


Who by?

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POWER1234567820/03/2020 11:32

Who by? Who by? https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/meross-smart-wi-fi-radiator-thermostat-lcd-displayprogrammablealexa-google-assistant-and-ifttt-compatible-2294-delivered-3425151


Lol that’s a good deal thank you very much I want the tado ones my heart set on it lol the guy at screw fix talked me into it and I even told him I’d only get it when prices dropped
enn1920/03/2020 11:34

Lol that’s a good deal thank you very much I want the tado ones my heart s …Lol that’s a good deal thank you very much I want the tado ones my heart set on it lol the guy at screw fix talked me into it and I even told him I’d only get it when prices dropped


Do you also need a hub with the ones you just posted
enn1920/03/2020 11:34

Do you also need a hub with the ones you just posted




Yes, as stated in the deal, the hub (which also includes a wifi rad valve) is £38.24.
Edited by: "POWER12345678" 20th Mar
POWER1234567820/03/2020 12:02

Yes, as stated in the deal, the hub (which also includes a wifi rad valve) …Yes, as stated in the deal, the hub (which also includes a wifi rad valve) is £38.24.


Ill have to look into this both tado and the link you posted.. thanks a lot I’m wanting to get them for spare rooms
Kyliehogg20/03/2020 09:12

Goes to show what he knows then!!Have to admit I still struggle to …Goes to show what he knows then!!Have to admit I still struggle to understand the value of such valves - I have manual ones on all my radiators and have probably adjusted them a handful of times in the last ten years - not convinced I need to be able to mess with them via an app on a regular basis... Seems like smart for the sake of it to an extent.Does anyone have any of these and routinely adjust them remotely (beyond the novelty period)??


I tend to agree about the adjustments but our valves are now 18 years old and the plastic has become very brittle and had a few break. These Tado valves are a cheaper replacement and require none of the adaptors so a no brainer, I'm replacing as and when needed.

I'm assuming your comment 'Goes to show what he knows then!' refers to the engineer and not my reference to the batteries?
Kyliehogg20/03/2020 09:12

Goes to show what he knows then!!Have to admit I still struggle to …Goes to show what he knows then!!Have to admit I still struggle to understand the value of such valves - I have manual ones on all my radiators and have probably adjusted them a handful of times in the last ten years - not convinced I need to be able to mess with them via an app on a regular basis... Seems like smart for the sake of it to an extent.Does anyone have any of these and routinely adjust them remotely (beyond the novelty period)??


If you have one or two smart TRVs around your house (not just Tado, but any smart TRV), then I agree - it's effectively a novelty because it serves the same functionality as a normal TRV, but without having to physically adjust it.

When you go further and fit smart TRVs round your whole house, it brings a new level of functionality. A traditional TRV is used to reduce the heat in a room - it can't increase the heat beyond what a manual valve would, because it can't call for heat. But when you have smart TRVs, they can call for heat, but this is only useful when you have smart TRVs throughout the house (or at least the heating zone).

At this point, a smart TRV can increase the heat in a room beyond what a manual valve could by calling for heat, whilst all other smart TRVs close off and do not heat.

For me, this has been very useful for heating only a couple of rooms whilst leaving the rest of the heating off. Some people will tell you "oh that just means you've configured your heating badly, because you should have put your room thermostats in the rooms you always want to heat more". This isn't practical for me as in the 5 years we've been in this house, rooms have changed purpose many times. It's not always the same rooms we want to exclusively heat.

Essentially when you have smart TRVs throughout, you have the flexibility to heat any room individually, and without rewiring all your room thermostats and rebalancing radiators every time your needs change.
duncanhill20/03/2020 16:41

I tend to agree about the adjustments but our valves are now 18 years old …I tend to agree about the adjustments but our valves are now 18 years old and the plastic has become very brittle and had a few break. These Tado valves are a cheaper replacement and require none of the adaptors so a no brainer, I'm replacing as and when needed.I'm assuming your comment 'Goes to show what he knows then!' refers to the engineer and not my reference to the batteries?


Yes - referring to the boiler guy
edanfalls20/03/2020 17:18

If you have one or two smart TRVs around your house (not just Tado, but …If you have one or two smart TRVs around your house (not just Tado, but any smart TRV), then I agree - it's effectively a novelty because it serves the same functionality as a normal TRV, but without having to physically adjust it.When you go further and fit smart TRVs round your whole house, it brings a new level of functionality. A traditional TRV is used to reduce the heat in a room - it can't increase the heat beyond what a manual valve would, because it can't call for heat. But when you have smart TRVs, they can call for heat, but this is only useful when you have smart TRVs throughout the house (or at least the heating zone).At this point, a smart TRV can increase the heat in a room beyond what a manual valve could by calling for heat, whilst all other smart TRVs close off and do not heat.For me, this has been very useful for heating only a couple of rooms whilst leaving the rest of the heating off. Some people will tell you "oh that just means you've configured your heating badly, because you should have put your room thermostats in the rooms you always want to heat more". This isn't practical for me as in the 5 years we've been in this house, rooms have changed purpose many times. It's not always the same rooms we want to exclusively heat.Essentially when you have smart TRVs throughout, you have the flexibility to heat any room individually, and without rewiring all your room thermostats and rebalancing radiators every time your needs change.


That is the best explanation I have heard for these - I had not thought of the calling for heat aspect - just thought they were a pointlessly complicated version of the manual valves - perhaps a rethink is required
Because I have a nest thermostat in my home does the smart valve work well with the nest
Kick myself for buying nest. Saw it at a friend. Whish i had gone for a system with smart trvs. Now just made sense of Homeassistant and that has integration with tado, not nest anymore due to google shutting down the dev on nest...
Anyone knows if there is a way of using the smart trv without tado bridge?
Edited by: "taz002dev" 22nd Mar
taz002dev22/03/2020 17:36

Kick myself for buying nest. Saw it at a friend. Whish i had gone for a …Kick myself for buying nest. Saw it at a friend. Whish i had gone for a system with smart trvs.




Zoning is the only real way to 'smarten' your home heating imo. Products like Nest, although they look cool and sound great, do absolutely nothing to address the biggest drawback in home heating systems, namely the whole house is either on or off. It's not like any right minded person would have just the one light switch for the whole house, is it?
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