Grouping functionality is essential!
Currently we do this with Alexa, but this is only good for "turn upstairs on/off". When setting smart schedules it is still frustrating having to do the same schedule for each and every room.
I have 10 radiators, all with a smart TRV.
I have one smart thermostat in my kitchen/diner/lounge (both rads in this area have smart TRVs too)
I have kind of worked out how to group areas through Alexa but it isn't exactly user friendly.
it involves me not using the Tado app, which i would normally use to control heating in individual rooms (which I do more often).
There are unscheduled times when we want to heat all of downstairs or all of upstairs, but leave the other 'zones' off. Equally, I might want to heat just occupied bedrooms upstairs rather than all of upstairs.
To do this, i would have to go into each bedroom individually, and increase the temperature of each. rather than simply being able to heat 'Bedrooms' or 'Upstairs' or 'Downstairs'.
I would welcome a drag and drop feature so I can maintain individuality of my rooms, but also be able to quickly change a group, without using Alexa.
This request has been on the notice board for 2 years. Can the developers give us some visibility, or is there someone who's written some code to use the unsupported API to give this functionality.
Probably not going to happen in the lifecycle of the current generation of tado° devices......sorry to say.
I thought it was possible to group valves by giving those to be grouped the same room name?
I thought I'd read that one of the valves in that 'room' communicates with the boiler on behalf of the others, but how do you define (or find out) which one is the 'master'? And do any schedules on the 'subordinate' valves then become redundant?
Tado° don't make "valves" they make Smart Radiator Thermostats.......is this what you are commenting on ??🤔
@BridgeSide If you mean the Tado devices (not the zone valves), you can group them as a single room. The Landing here has two rads, so two Tado SRT devices grouped in the one Tado room.
To work out which one is the 'Measuring Device', go into the Tado app > settings > room and that will tell you which is the 'Measuring Device'. Tap on the 'Measuring Device' and you can 'Blink' the individual Tado devices in the room.
Yes, I meant the 'TV' devices when I mentioned valves. The devices are valve heads and little use without a valve base to sit on, so I consider them to be 'valves'. I've now had my valves 'grouped' by tado support. It seems that you cannot do this yourself. When grouped a 'leader' is nominated to hold the common schedule and instruct the subordinate ones what to do, so that they mimic what the 'leader' wants. Subordinate valves (devices) can be used to manually request a boost or down-turn (so long as they're not 'child-locked') but cannot be given independent instructions. The term 'leader' was used by tado support to describe the device being used to control a group. As said, this is identified within the particular 'room' as the 'Measuring Device' in the tado app.
Thanks for the 'Blink' tip, @wateroakley , I was not aware of that!
That's right. (I regard a 'room' as an area under one controller)
The 'room' appears above the controllers it's grouped with.
Nicely pointed out @johnnyp78 ......it makes it difficult when users apply their own nomenclature to already known items.