Update from the tado° Heating Installation product team about the Zone Controller Feature
We would like to share some of the smaller product improvements that the Heating Installation product team has been working on.
The primary reason is to get feedback from our community to see if certain features are clear or if more clarity is required.
As the Heating Installation product team we mainly deal with the DIY step by step instructions that we provide to each customer. Furthermore, we want to improve the settings page to allow you to make adjustments to the configuration of your tado° products in your own account.
As you may know, if you have multiple tado° devices in your account, they can communicate with each other to control the heating together. Whether they communicate or not, however, depends on the configuration of the devices in your home settings. Whenever you add a new tado° device to your account, a default setting for the communication is applied. We at tado° put a lot of thinking in our defaults with the goal to cover most setups and installations. But we are also aware that these default configurations do not fit every heating system, that is why we are working on implementing further settings in your app to allow you to set up your tado° system without the need to contact our support teams.
Since recently, you can change the configuration of the Smart Thermostat in your account. By default, it’s set as a Zone Controller in your home, but this can be changed based on how you select to install the Smart Thermostat:
For certain situations, you might want to use your Smart Thermostat as a Wireless Temperature Sensor. When you choose the option to install the Smart Thermostat as a Wireless Temperature Sensor in the app, its configuration is automatically to purely measure the temperature. To be able to actually control your heating system, you need to either have it in the same room as a Smart Radiator Thermostat or have it assigned to a Zone Controller (such as a Wireless Receiver or Extension Kit).
The option to install the Smart Thermostat as a Wireless Temperature Sensor is given when you click on “Installation Instructions” for the Smart Thermostat for the first time. Later, it’s accessible when you go to Settings > Rooms & Devices, select the room with the Smart Thermostat and click on “Zone Controller”. You’ll then see the option to “Reconfigure as Wireless Temperature Sensor”.
For other situations, you might want to actually use the Smart Thermostat as a Zone Controller. This is the default configuration but in case you already made changes to the defaults, you can always restore the Smart Thermostat as a Zone Controller: Go to Settings > Rooms & Devices, select the Smart Thermostat and click “Installation instruction”. Select the model you want to replace with the Smart Thermostat to wire it to your heating system. After you select the model, the Smart Thermostat is automatically configured as a Zone Controller again.
We are continuing to work on other related topics and will post further information in this thread once features become available.