tado° Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting) - Duo Pack, Add-ons for Multi-Room Control, intelligent heating control - £79 @ Amazon
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tado° Smart Radiator Thermostat (vertical mounting) - Duo Pack, Add-ons for Multi-Room Control, intelligent heating control - £79 @ Amazon

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These are on back order. It's quite common for Amazon to do a crazy low price on something to generate traffic and back orders. Often they are fulfilled ahead of the timeframe quoted.

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I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house.
So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.

What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.
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The quad pack was in stock the other day too at £1 more than if you bought two of these
Edited by: "vaderag" 11th May
vaderag11/05/2019 09:13

The quad pack was in stock the other day too at £1 more


That would have been a crazy price for 4 but I don't see it anywhere near that low in the history for either vertical or horizontal.



Stu11/05/2019 09:19

That would have been a crazy price for 4 but I don't see it anywhere near …That would have been a crazy price for 4 but I don't see it anywhere near that low in the history for either vertical or horizontal.[Image] [Image]


Yeah it wasn't on offer at £80. At the current £159 price though it's same per thermostat as your deal. Perhaps he was confused with that.

Great price here for just 2
nellybauer11/05/2019 09:23

Yeah it wasn't on offer at £80. At the current £159 price though it's same …Yeah it wasn't on offer at £80. At the current £159 price though it's same per thermostat as your deal. Perhaps he was confused with that.Great price here for just 2


What are you guys on about? He was not confused. He clearly stated that you could get 4 with that deal for a quid more (than 4 with this deal.) And this deal duo for 79 quid was mentioned in that thread. Heat
Edited by: "FunkiestMonkey" 11th May
FunkiestMonkey11/05/2019 09:57

What are you guys on about? He was not confused. He clearly stated that …What are you guys on about? He was not confused. He clearly stated that you could get 4 with that deal for a quid more (than 4 with this deal.) And this deal duo for 79 quid was mentioned in that thread. Heat


It’s not clear at all, the post says the quad pack was in stock the other day at £1 more. That suggests to me a quad pack for £1 more than this duo pack.

It doesn’t suggest £1 more to buy a quad pack than if you bought 2 duo packs.
Edited by: "Stu" 11th May
Not come across this brand. Any good?
Gees. Updated my comment to clarify. If people want 4 and want them now then a better option. If you only want two and prepared to wait then this is a good deal
RudeYute11/05/2019 10:24

Not come across this brand. Any good?


Tado? Yes. I would say it is better than Nest or Hive.
Title bit misleading as it's not the "lowest ever price" for a single unit - although possibly lowest for a pair. Lowest for ONE of these was £35 back in Summer of 2017 when Very, Amazon and others were flogging them.
Still decent find and a good deal as of today tho.
dimav8311/05/2019 10:53

Tado? Yes. I would say it is better than Nest or Hive.


How does it compare with the Honeywell Evohome?
Jules_HT11/05/2019 11:09

How does it compare with the Honeywell Evohome?


What are your criterias?
It controls heating and hot water, can control air conditioning. Zone heating wia TRVs or thermostats, depending on your heating set-up. And very good app. (colleagues with Nest are jealous)
So I would say that it is, possibly, better...
I bought an Evohome about a year ago and it wasn't very good. Kept going wrong and the app was rubbish. Honeywell customer service was awful. Had my Tado system for just over a year now and its great... can't complain at all.
Just bought all radiators now for whole house with this deal.
I see that it says usually dispatched within 1 or 2 months when I go to the Amazon listings!! What’s that all about!!
They have sold out I expect. I see them still for sale at this price on AO.com (thats where I got mine from).
I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house.
So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.

What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.
dimav8311/05/2019 10:53

Tado? Yes. I would say it is better than Nest or Hive.



But the Hive ones aren't released until the end of this month.
rob1511/05/2019 13:11

But the Hive ones aren't released until the end of this month.


I suppose this doesn't stop us predicting their functionality? Plus their design, IMHO, is not as good as Tado.

So until they are available, Tado is significantly better than Hive. After that - just better.
jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.


It is not only about savings, but comfort as well. (I also have 12 radiators. Now with Tado trv for each of them, although not all installed yet)
jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.


I think these will only really save you money if you would really benefit from rooms being different different temperatures, your house is poorly insulated so you would save a lot from turning off bedrooms during the day or you have a problem with one room being cold which means you heat the rest of your house more.

If your house heats evenly and is well insulated then you are right, a normal thermostat would be sufficient and save you money. You can have multiple thermostats if, for instance, you want the heating to only trigger is upstairs is xx.x degrees OR the downstairs is xx.x degrees, although obviously it will heat the whole house.

For me the Tado has been fantastic as I work shifts (obviously) and so having the GPS on/off works really well. I think it costs a subscription on the new thermostats though - the v2 one I have is free. I've saved loads of money not least because the timers allow you a lot of control - turning off the heating overnight, giving it a boost first thing and then down during the day has saved us a load. It is also nice being able to control it via Google Home so if you are snuggled up on the sofa you don't need to get up.

The thermostat has worked well for us but the house heats fairly evenly with the normal thermal valves.
It's a good price but I agree with jaizan, I would hardly recover the cost of them over time. Plus you have to change their batteries too
Apparently these are quite noisy and wake people up if used in a bedroom.
I have them on every radiator in the house, 2 in the main bedroom. They give a little whine for about a second as they adjust. You can hear it but it certainly wouldn't wake you up.
We have 8 of these installed, including in 3 bedrooms, neither my wife and I or the children have been woken up by the valve activation. Very happy with my tado installation and plays nicely with Alexa too.
jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.


your house very well insulated..but for most its not that easy working tech
I have had the Honeywell Evo home now for over two years and think its brilliant, batteries need replaced on the wireless try's about every year, but i think we have saved a considerable amount. Never had any issues since installed.
dz111/05/2019 15:50

Apparently these are quite noisy and wake people up if used in a bedroom.


Had mine for 18 mths and not had this problem. Make a bit of noise but hardly going to wake you up unless you are a super light sleeper
jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.


These won't be for everyone but in our bedrooms we can turn the heat completely off during the day giving a substantially greater saving than 10%. We also have them in the offices where my wife and I work allowing these rooms to be warmer than the rest of the house during the day. They're not cheap but they are fantastic.
I have these rads fitted in this way. Would these TRV’s go on there?

Yes they should fit, but they are slightly big - so might be a tight fit. You will need the Tado system to go with it.
JonT11/05/2019 20:26

These won't be for everyone but in our bedrooms we can turn the heat …These won't be for everyone but in our bedrooms we can turn the heat completely off during the day giving a substantially greater saving than 10%. We also have them in the offices where my wife and I work allowing these rooms to be warmer than the rest of the house during the day. They're not cheap but they are fantastic.


Agreed, it all comes down to the house and insulation that you have. I have them fitted on to 8 radiators in the house. Total cost £360, main control was included on the boiler install. Our house is a 1960's with big windows so insulation is not good, and my wife works from home. I can heat one room and not the whole house, which saves money, geo location means it's off when we are both out and weather and open window detection is good as well. But even if we don't save much a lot is down to comfort, I can turn off/on/boost rooms as and when needed.
Holyman4vr12/05/2019 00:57

...But even if we don't save much a lot is down to comfort, I can turn …...But even if we don't save much a lot is down to comfort, I can turn off/on/boost rooms as and when needed.


I find it doesn't save me much, because the money saved when it detects I'm out, is balanced out by the ease with which I can boost heating when sat on sofa or in bed. Also in winter I'll turn it on remotely an hour before I'm home, so house is lovely warm when I get in, but then I've spent an hours worth of heating that I wouldn't of previously.

Great for comfort and convenience - but changes behaviour so savings aren't quite so high.
Has anyone noticed that these are just the rad valve heads and not the valve's?! And if you think they will fit any thermostatic rad valve I would suggest that they most likely won't, and even if they screw on and seem to fit the inside of the valve may not reach the thermostatic rad valve pin that controls it.
Wow. The cost of fitting 11 of them in my house
I had 2 tall collum rads fitted in my lounge 4yrs back and now they dont get hot, just stay warm. And the lounge is where the fitted thermostat is so the whole house runs inefficient due to this.
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jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.


Trv’s and centrally controlled thermostat is the cheapest way to control the heathing, anything above is luxury stuff (gimmicks)
jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.



I completely see where you're coming from. To be honest, we stopped using the Automatic schedule as it used far more energy. Our house is an old one with different parts built on. The boiler is inconveniently located for boosting and we don't have a wired thermostat. Two kids under 4 and one is in a bit that insulation is pretty bad. My wife is also a newborn photographer and uses our converted garage. Purely having control over the individual rooms and being able to set minimum temperatures has been a god send without needlessly heating parts of the house we don't need heated at other times. Plus we can switch rooms off entirely without having to go to the room. Is it necessary? Not really. Has it been helpful? Oh god yes. This is an excellent price....and the last point after having tried Hive, Nest, Honeywell and Drayton, the wireless is exceptional. It builds its own mesh and doesn't need boosters. It's the only system that has worked straight out of the box and apart from a problem with the hot water booster which was quickly solved by support...it *touch wood* has had only a couple of missteps in the two years we've had them....oh and even if the kids change the settings like they could do with standard thermostatic heads, you can set them to switch back after a predetermined time and not get caught out that way..our living room has two radiators that switch back after 1 minute of being twisted mercilessly.
codjerlfc12/05/2019 09:04

Has anyone noticed that these are just the rad valve heads and not the …Has anyone noticed that these are just the rad valve heads and not the valve's?! And if you think they will fit any thermostatic rad valve I would suggest that they most likely won't, and even if they screw on and seem to fit the inside of the valve may not reach the thermostatic rad valve pin that controls it.


They come with a range of adaptors to suit most current fitted valves. I think you’ll find a list on the Tado website.
montana7812/05/2019 10:09

Wow. The cost of fitting 11 of them in my house I had 2 tall …Wow. The cost of fitting 11 of them in my house I had 2 tall collum rads fitted in my lounge 4yrs back and now they dont get hot, just stay warm. And the lounge is where the fitted thermostat is so the whole house runs inefficient due to this. [Image]



Your rads are poorly balanced. Presumably these 2 rads are last in the system before the water gets back to the boiler. Turn all the rads before them down ever so slightly and then check again. Once you're in a position where they all get as warm as each other then you have properly balanced the rads. Nb. the ones closest the boiler will still get hot first- so don't turn the system on then check straight away, make sure the whole system is running for a while before adjusting.

I wasn't aware that Tado could zone. Was just about to push the button on £900 of Evohome, so grateful to find this out now. Will check in more detail.
jaizan11/05/2019 12:53

I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 …I have 12 radiators and my annual gas bill is about £600. About £260 of that is for cooking and water heating, leaving about £340 to heat the house. So these valves could be fitted to 2 radiators and manage about £57 of my annual heating. If they reduce that by 10%, this is £5.70 per year. I imagine these valves will fail long before they ever pay back the investment.What I do have is some programmable stats on a couple of radiators, which were bought from Conrad electric for about 10 Euros each. These will give a payback. For example, I had them in the lounge which I do not need to heat in the morning on work days. Also, my bedroom is programmed to be warm when I get up, then hardly any heating until just before bed time. However, in most cases I have non-programmable thermostats which are reliable, cheap and do just fine.


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Doesn't have kids. Eats only baked beans on toast. Lives in a cold house. Student life is forever lol
Edited by: "Slurrpy" 13th May
Jules_HT13/05/2019 13:12

Your rads are poorly balanced. Presumably these 2 rads are last in the …Your rads are poorly balanced. Presumably these 2 rads are last in the system before the water gets back to the boiler. Turn all the rads before them down ever so slightly and then check again. Once you're in a position where they all get as warm as each other then you have properly balanced the rads. Nb. the ones closest the boiler will still get hot first- so don't turn the system on then check straight away, make sure the whole system is running for a while before adjusting.I wasn't aware that Tado could zone. Was just about to push the button on £900 of Evohome, so grateful to find this out now. Will check in more detail.


Thanks for reply. Will try it. If not will get a heating guy to come take a look.
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