During my use of tado equipment I noticed the early start algorithm can start very early, heat the heater to 80 degrees, and occasionally really ask for a lot of power from the heater very quickly.
Especially in older homes/older installations, this can cause issues:
- You wake up early when the heater wakes up, even at times you don't want to
- A high heater temperature causes radiators that cannot be retrofitted with tado to heat up their respective rooms really quickly and at too high a temperature
- The switch from no power to lots of power has a high chance of causing ticking noises in the heating system. Also not fun
These situations can be prevented by allowing users to set parameters in the app (or via the installation menu of the thermostat) so they can be set in the heater via OpenTherm or in the tado system itself.
My previous thermostat (Remeha iSense) allowed for this on my heater (Remeha Tzerra M39), which prevented the above issues that I am now sadly facing again.
I believe adding these parameters should cover most user needs:
- Maximum pre-start time (if set at 1 hour, it can only start heating 1 hour before the desired program time
- Maximum heating temperatur (sets the maximum heating temperature, say at 60 degrees)
- Heating speed (if it should heat quickly, normally or slowly)
- Cooling speed (inverse of 3)
Hi guys, it would be great to have possibility to change temperature via thermostat manually by 0.5 degrees. Now it is just one full degree. Sometimes, it is good to use manual thermostat control instead of mobile app (e.g. during internet outage or when your kids want to heat up the room little bit and you dont want them to use mobile app etc.).
I think this feature will make tado thermostat more convenient product.
Thanks for your feedback.
We had to wait four days for OpenReach to come and replace the broken cable, during which time we had no access to our Thermostat via the App.
We had a bit of a cold snap at the same time and had to go back and forth to the thermostat to get the heating to come on (and adjust temp) outside the programmed times.
It would be ideal to still be able to control the stat from the App when we are at home, with both the App and Phone sharing the same wi-fi network.
Could this feature be enabled, to make the control work over local network when at home, so that any loss of internet does not affect local control of Heating?
When there for some reason isn't any remote access to my thermostats, it would be nice to get a notification on my cell phone.
Maybe I'm nitpicking, but Tado tells me my room is too cold with 19 degrees and an outside temp of 20 degrees. Can I change my comfortable temperature? :)
I suggest a feature in line with “early start” called “slow start” to automatically ramp up the opening of the valve for cold systems.
- I would rather just live with it being a bit colder than using energy so early (2 hours early) in the morning
- The boiler wakes me up!
I would like there to be a way of preventing heating in a room (other than frost protection) at certain times.
It could be as simple as adding an option under the advanced options (where geofencing is) that you can use to enable / disable early start. This would mean that if a subsequent time block had a higher heat level than current, the heating would only come on earlier if early start was true in this block.
Alternatively, you could create an optional value for early start so you could specify the how much earlier than the required temperature time, early start would be permitted to kick in (e.g. max 1 hour early).
Allow for a second internet bridge in a home setup in order to improve coverage throughout the house
Currently, I'm having quite a hard time to find a spot in my house for the internet bridge that makes sure all my tado stuff (Smart Thermostat, Smart Radiator) connects reliably.
It would be very useful to have a way to extend the reach of the tado network, for example by being able to add a second internet bridge, so it's easier to achieve full coverage everywhere.
Please enable this, it would make full use of tado products possible even in more 'difficult'. homes.