@GrilledCheese2 ......you're right....I did miss the "edit" from Tado.......however as a grade 1 cynic, my "thoughts" are still relevant (to me anyway).
I await with some enthusiasm exactly what Tado eventually propose as an upgrade to the scheduling of our Tado Rooms and devices.
I couldn't get the link to operate......
I'd like to understand how the weather compensation works within Tado. If a room's temperature is just below the required temperature in one room, the boiler fires up and heats it furiously until the room is far too hot - even though outside could be bright and sunny. I know the TRVs can work at three levels, so why not just heat slowly?
As to some extra suggestions, the first ever wireless thermostat I had (the Honeywell CM927) had three very useful options:
The day off and party functions were so simple to use, and fit most requirements to temporarily override the programme. Each could be applied either to the whole system, or just a selected room in the same way the resume, off and boost buttons do now.
Happy to see this coming to fruition as I've asked for this many years ago (having been a Tado user since launch).
Key things for me:
I work in shifts, 06:00-14:00/14:00-22:00/22:00-06:00
It would be handy for people working in shifts to set up a few smart schedules so that they can pick which ever one they need on that certain day.
I just installed Tado and I'm already dreading the idea that I will have to check/change my settings regularly due to these shift changes.
Like when I'm working night shift but sleeping during the day I don't need any heating until I wake up at 15:00. For the other shifts I could work with the geolocation feature and turn of the heating manually whenever I go to bed. But this seems a lot of work for a 'smart' thermostat.
It would be nice to save multiple schedules and be able to select the one which is needed that certain day.
Even for people not working in shifts ;)
First thing that would make a big difference is letting individual users set their own schedules. I think that's relatively simple as it shouldn't need the backend system changing drastically. Then where there's conflict the system defaults to On and the warmest set temperature.
This would address most issues caused by multiple users having different occupancy patterns, which becomes a problem where there are multiple zones.
The current setup assumes a single zone, if anyone's home turn it on. But where you have multiple zones it then matters who is home. Quick simple example; both me and my wife work at home, my wife doesn't work on a Wednesday. So we have it setup to heat just the floor we work on during the day in the week, but on a Wednesday if my wife is home the downstairs should heat too and if she goes out it should go back to just the floor I'm then working on.
After that, what's missing for me is the ability to pick up exceptions other than those that can be triggered by geolocation. Eg my parents won't install the app, but they're often here with the kids on their own in the winter. Can you pick up that from my Calendar, give me a Visitor schedule that I can set or something like that?
@paulrockliffe Thanks for your suggestion! I think you are describing "Geofencing per room" or "Geolocation per room" feature. There should be a topic about that in this forum also.
+1 I'd love something where i could have seasonal schedules and some sort of guest mode/schedule for the spare bedroom
l’m new to the tado° system and bought in assuming that multiple schedules would be a given in any smart heating control system. It's frustrating, to put it mildly, to discover that the software comes nowhere close to providing this basic functionality! I see that copy/paste schedule building has just been written into the Android app, which is another feature that I would have expected to find in the initial build.
The tado° hardware is so capable and pleasingly designed it slightly beggars belief that the software is so rudimentary in that respect. We can only hope that tado° make up for missing these opportunities that a smart system provides, by putting resources into developing this asap.
Looking at the timeline of the forum posts and the minimal input from tado°, hello Jurian, I’m not confident that this is being taken as seriously as it should be? Please tell me I’m wrong!
My idea is add a "summer maintenance" mode. In the mode, at summer, the tado radiator valves move it from min. to max. state about once a month. (without do a heating request)