Better Boost Options

I was pleased to see the boast function for the system but very disappointed that you can't select the temp (25 is way to high for my house), or select to just boost one room/trv. I find that I often want to boost a room for just 10mins, and only being able to boost for 30mins at 25 is wasteful and unnecessary. I see that others say you have to boost all and then turn off individual rooms, very clunky.

Each TRV should have boost setting where you can chose your own default time and temp, plus a master one for the whole system. Rooms heat at different speeds and there shouldn't be a 'one fits all' approach to this.

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  • Or you could use Alexa etc.....that's what I have done
  • True, I do use Google assistant but you can't ask it to boost for a set time.
  • GrayDav4276
    GrayDav4276 ✭✭✭
    edited September 28
    @Alex74
    That's a pity......however with Alexa routines you can set your desired "Boost" feature for a specified time, and also for your preferred temperature, for example
    22°c for 20 mins
    Alexa and tado° work together very well.... at least it does for me, but I've taken a bit of time to think about "my household" and the best way to achieve what I want/need.

    If users simply wait for tado° to "rectify" their product hardware/software.....then it'll be an even longer wait than is currently being achieved by tado°.
  • That's a good point. I do have Google routines, which does seem fully integrated into Tado. I will try to set up a routine for a specific boost routine. Thanks for the tip.
  • A better boost is a definite improvement need. Fully agree 25deg over all rooms is a massive waste so really makes that boost button redundant. Ok I could start playing around with some 3rd party automation but is above fix work around. Tado please stand up to the mark and get sorted.
  • rafm5
    rafm5 | Moderator

    It all depends on your current temperature. Setting your heating to 25°C doesn't mean that your room will reach this temperature, neither setting 100°C will heat your room in seconds :-)

    25°C is top max temp (without offset) that tado° supports, so this is possibly why it is also max for the boost function.

    Rather for each device to have own individual settings I would prefer ability to have fully customized shortcuts (group scenes)

    Again, every user is different and has different needs.

  • GrayDav4276
    GrayDav4276 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2

    @rafm5

    I understand your point.......but the truth behind this is that it shows either tado°s reluctance or tado°s inability to make changes to a feature that they have decided the operating parameters of.

    Paranoia or Arrogance or technical inability......take your pick.

  • I agree, the boost function needs ability to set a custom boost temperature and duration. Not everyone wants Alexa in their house.

  • There have been two threads opened on this subject within a week.......both with a "vote" request......one has 4 votes and the other has 3 votes.......by not carrying out a "search" before opening new requests, all we are doing is "diluting" the effectiveness of the request to tado°.......

  • My other half just discovered this boost button in the app, and I suddenly smelled scorching radiators as the boiler was flat out trying to boost entire house to 25°. No user adjustment of temperature or time. Not good. I've created a small IFTTT app to return all zones to auto if a particular one exceeds 21°, being the one most likely to heat quickest. Like many, I'm trying to trim schedules and zones to the minimum, with a fill of heating oil now costing €1300. Tado should allow user to disable this function.
  • A better solution in my opinion is like my old heating system worked. Boost just switched heating on for 1 hour (subject to thermostat) and then off again.

    So for Tado, why couldn't Boost switch on / resume current scheduled temperatures for all rooms for 1 hour and then 'Turn off all rooms' again.

    This would be handy for that transition period in autumn, where I don't need schedules on all the time but could do with an hour here or there when it feels chilly???