Smart AC control to activate AC based on room temperature

Currently the Smart AC control turns on the AC unit at the start of a time block, regardless of the temperature.

In my opinion that's a major flaw, because most (all?) home AC units still run their fan even if the room temperature is below the setpoint, so it's a waste of energy and also annoying to have the fan blowing continually when not needed.

What I would like Tado to do is turn the AC on at the start of a time block BUT only if the temperature is above / below the set point.

With this feature, you could set the AC to turn on overnight, cooling to 22degC. If it’s a cool day the AC won’t turn on, but if it’s above 22degC when the time block starts, then the AC will be turned on. After that, the AC will maintain the selected temperature until the end of the time block, at which point it will turn off.

Without this feature, then the AC will come on every night even in winter, or you just have to manually turn it on / off. Not very 'Smart'...!

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  • This sounds like a good feature!

  • I agree 100%. The AC system is currently not very smart. Not switching the unit off when the desired temp is reached is a major flaw. It should at least be an option. Also not being able to assign the AC into an existing room is annoying. Its entirely feasible that if you leave it to its own devices, the radiator and ac compete against each other wasting energy.

    I also really dislike the app layout for AC - unlike the radiator section (which is lovely and easy), when you change the temperature on the AC you must press the tick in the top right hand corner. Annoying!

  • Agree! Would be a good feature. And the graph displays on all the time.

  • That is actually what i was trying to achieve!