I use the early start feature on a number of rooms but would like to disable it at certain times I.e. I would like it on in the morning but not in the evening. Would it be possible to have the early start assigned to a time zone rather than a heating zone?
to turn on the heating you only need to change one thermostat or TRV, not all of them.
Please explain against the issue 'ability to turn off all heating'
Yes, please. Totally agree this would be a VERY helpful feature, ensuring many houses pipes during winter.
Optimally it would be a frost protect that you can set the threshold on yourself. Like starting at 8c, 3c or other.
Hi community! This is my first contribution! I have many TADO thermostatic valves 10, plus the bridge and the thermostat. But also I have three little children! And here it comes my Idea! Unfortunately there is no way to stop them touching the valves, and I am forced to continually monitor the state of the heating to avoid excessively heat or cool the house because of their tampering. So my proposal is to have more triggers from TADO like the change status to manual so I can create an alert from TADO and set the status back to automatic, and while I'm at it, I'd like to have also humidity threshold triggerable.
I hope this proposal can be shared by many and implemented as soon as possible!
Thank you community!
I completely agree with the sentiment and the proposed solution. I think this one is important.
Radiator valves have existed for decades. In that time, expectations of how they operate have built up. Muscle memory has developed that leads to me instinctively believing that screwing in a radiator valve to close it, and that unscrewing it will open it.
I feel that Tado's decision to reverse this well-established behaviour is a design oversight. These TRVs operate more like a traditional wall thermostat or an amplifier volume control than the device they skeuomorphically replace.
As a solution: give people the choice. It's hopefully not too much of a challenge to add this setting to the device firmware and allow it to be set via the app.
I love the new feature, Care and protect. But it would be a major improvement if the Heating Activity was shown for each radiator.
I have two radiators in my living room. It would be nice to know if one of them was heating for 5 hour a day and the other for 8 hours.
I really like this idea. I would really use this for certain rooms at night.
It would avoid the central heating to heat up every few minutes for a few minutes. Instead it would heat up a room when it gets beneath the minimum setting and heat it up to the maximum setting and then letting it cool down to minimum before again heating it. Right now my system activates about 10 times an hour for only one room. Wouldn't it be "better" to let it heat for a longer period of time?
There is already an active suggestion which you may want to add your vote to.
I doubt that flooding the forum with separate posts is going to achieve much.
Our house has a traditional heating system with radiators and a "furnace" (CV in dutch).
I equipped al radiators with smart thermostats, and in the living room we have a Smart wall thermostat. This system works well.
We also have a Heat pump airco (HVAC system), which we can use for cooling in summer, and heating in the winter. I am thinking about buying the Taco AC airco controller, but I read it is not communicating in a smart way with the existing wall thermostat, and it just forms its own separate room.
I have a big solar array, so heating the living room with natural gas if not absolutely necessary, is not smart. Also, heating the living room in the morning is a fast way of heating the room and it saves a lot of gas.
In my opinion, it should be a fully integrated system, where an owner can set his heating preferences (gas vs electricity) based on either:
-The price of the energy source
-Using only when solar array is generating energy for these countries without net metering (saldering in NL)? Using the Api of many Invertor vendors or data via local tcp modbus. I have a SolarEdge system with an energy monitor on top.
This seems like a nice challenge to develop the system further IMO.
@Mooresy and @Karine - Thanks for the advice, I have finally managed to find it! I can't believe the number of discussions I have had with Tado Technical Support on this issue and they have never pointed me in the direction of their website. Attached (hopefully), for anyone else who struggles with this issue, is a screen snip of the website with the "Heating Zone" section highlighted.
After reading this useful thread, I'm also wondering this about the Independent option. I have several SRTs and only one Thermostat. I'd like to separate some of the SRTs so they don't switch on the whole heating system when they call for heat, and I wonder if this is the way to do it?
Hello @ahmedt and @Heleen_60,
My best guess would be that "independent" would only be an option in situations where you have no control over the boiler for a particular zone (i.e. it is assumed that hot water is available to that zone at all times).
If you have a Smart Thermostat which controls the boiler then the SRT needs to ask the Smart Thermostat to tell the boiler to supply hot water. For a radiator to heat it needs a supply of hot water and it needs the SRT to open to allow the hot water to flow through the radiator.
If you have several SRTs and one Smart Thermostat then it is possible to have individual control over the rooms/radiators with the SRTs fitted. However, you will not be able to have separate control over rooms where SRTs are not fitted. These rooms will receive hot water any time the Smart Thermostat requests hot water. So the non-SRT rooms will always receive hot water whenever the SRT rooms are being heated.
If you have a mixed system (i.e. some rooms with SRTs and some rooms without) then it is better to think of the SRTs as tools to stop heating rooms you don't want heated, rather than tools to heat rooms you do want heated
Thank you ceeceedee. Yes I think I was misinterpreting the option, and reading (hoping) that the Independent option was also for the SRVs, but it's only for the thermostat :(.