Summer/Winter Mode

The app should have a summer mode which, once activated, amends all schedules down by a predetermined amount, to counter ambient temperatures. For example, 22 degrees in winter feels comfortable, whereas 22 degrees in summer feels too hot. This is due to ambient temperatures, which affect heat retention. Now that temps have increased for summer, I either have to turn off all rads, or manually adjust them all down. It would be great if summer mode could just amend all schedules at once.
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  • GrayDav4276
    GrayDav4276 ✭✭✭
    Why don't you simply use 1 of the 3 existing schedules for your Summer settings
  • Yes, now it is needed to save print screens to remember what to have different time of the year.

    In the schedules for each thermostat etc I want an "Add schedule" - button, then I can choose template to use on that schedule like "Mon-Sun" or "Mon - Fri, Sat, Sun" or "Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun", then I can give it a name (which I can rename later too).

    I want to be able to make several schedule for each thermostat etc.

    Then there shall be a "dot"-option to choose what schedule to be activated.

    Looking forward to se it in next version ;)
  • GrayDav4276
    GrayDav4276 ✭✭✭
    There are already 3 schedules supplied fit each tado° Room...... I use one for a Summer Time schedule.
  • PaulDG
    edited June 18
    @GrayDav4276 What 3 schedules?

    I have "Home" and "Away". That's all.

    Edit. Ah. Do you mean the three different "Days of Week" options - That Mon-Sun can be different to "Sat/Sun, MTWTF", etc.?

    I hadn't realised they were different, and it does have limitations, of course, but yes, interesting possibilities.
  • XKRMonkey
    XKRMonkey ✭✭✭

    In the UK, most digital timeclocks have a "Summer" button or switch which simply disables the CH side of the timer (probably a literal switch in the demand circuit). My dad used to religiously and ruthlessly engage "Summer" mode on May 1st with a cheery "Summer is here - wear a jumper if you're cold!". Summer mode was never turned off again until October 1st. Actually the jumper thing is good advice.

    @TalentedFergal makes a good point about temperature perceptions, and although theoretically the system won't turn on the CH if the rooms are warm because Summer is here, a simple Summer setting that can take the schedule and adjust temperatures down by a user-specified value is a very easy way to ensure that the boiler isn't kicking in to warm one room that doesn't get as much sun or on a slightly cooler summers day just because the windows are open.

    Perhaps "Summer Mode" has a user-configured start and end date, plus a temperature reduction value. Maybe there is an option to simply suspend the schedule (Zone CH Frost Protect) as an alternative to adjusting the target temp, offering flexibility for the user to choose. Add a simple "override" slider to activate Summer mode immediately without having to change the programmed "expected" summer period dates. In each room schedule, there could be a "Activate Summer Settings" mode switch under the "Early Start" mode switch, to allow individual zones to be included/excluded from the Summer settings.

    The main Tado view should show an icon on the Room Tile to indicate that the room is currently applying the configured Summer mode settings.

    I think this feature is overdue. I manually turn off all rooms right now, which isn't a drama but on suddenly cold days I then need to manually go round and enable things and then remember to disable again later. A proper Summer mode that adjusts the comfort according to the season would be much better.