Some questions before buying
So we are 1 week away from getting a new boiler and cylinder and need to make a decision on the thermostat and leaning towards Tado.
Is there a practical way to overcome the problem with incorrect TRV readings next to radiators? As I understand it, this is one of the main issues.
Can you operate the app/system remotely whilst being away? (Say when you want to switch it back on 1 day before coming back from holidays)
I see conflicting comments about this online, with some saying that Tado will only automatically decide when you are back based on the location services that are part of the subscription service. This seems OK in some cases - say when out to a restaurant, etc. - but a bit silly when you are coming back after a week or two of holidays and may want to switch it manually?
Do you have to subscribe to Tado's monthly service and if not, then is the system severely limited in functionality?
Given the likely limitations, would it be fair to say that Tado is best used in combination with 'standard' system? So say we have 17 rads, 3 floors. We would then get Tado thermostat and a few TRVs only in the rooms that we use during the day (kitchen, office) whilst heat the rest of the house on standard/manual TRVs in the morning and evening when everyone is back in? (and switch on/off certain rooms, e.g. guest bedroom with manual TRVs for the time when someone is in).