Setting to keep the valves fully open in summer

Usually the response how to set all thermostats in summer is to set OFF - but this is wrong, spring of the valve is pressed whole summer and can get stuck when heating season is back and also this reduce "the life" of the valve.

Now, there is no way in the app to set all valves to fully open state for summer, I had to manually remove all tado's Smart Radiator Thermostats from all radiators to achieve the state, which is quite annoying.

It would be nice to have a specific Summer mode in which all thermostats are set to "fully open" state.

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  • I strongly agree with the above request. I now have stuck valves..........

  • I'm in the UK, so temperatures above 25C are not that common here. I have eight SRTs, all set as independent, so they cannot request the boiler to fire. Throughout summer I have them set to 25C, so most of the time they remain fully open, at least overnight. If temps do reach 25+ then they will close down, but there's no harm in that occasional exercise to keep the pins free.

    In fact, with that in mind, I recently adjusted the schedule for all valves to turn off at 22:00 and resume 25C at midnight. That way they get at least one cycle per 24 hours, but are mostly left open for 22 hours at a time.

    Perhaps in warmer climates this plan won't work so well, but it's great for me in the UK.

  • samd
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    I do nothing at all to protect my valves and they have been in operation since 1990 and I have only had one with a small issue and even then it was not stuck. I know of many who adopt the same non-practice as myself with no issues. Semper eadem!

  • It is possible to set all valves to fully open state for summer in the app.

    Go to Settings -- Choose a room -- Heating Zone -- Zone Controller -- set it to "independent".

    Do this for all rooms.

    Then set all TRVs to the max temperature.

    This way, TRVs should remain open all the time (perhaps except the time when the temperature in the room exceeds 25 degrees..) and there should be no heating as they're disconnected from the zone controller.