Home News Forum Articles
  Welcome back Join CF
You are here You are here: Home | Forum | Smart Thermastat

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most of the discussions, articles and other free features. By joining our Virgin Media community you will have full access to all discussions, be able to view and post threads, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own images/photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please join our community today.


Welcome to Cable Forum
Go Back   Cable Forum > General Discussion > Lifestyle

Smart Thermastat
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 25-09-2022, 12:28   #1
SnoopZ
CF Resident Dog
 
SnoopZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,473
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
Smart Thermastat

I've just started looking into Smart Thermastats as I saw Bulb Energy give a 35% discount on the Tado brand.

I currently have a conventional boiler with a wired Honeywell thermastat and my understanding is I can get their wired starter kit and replace the Honeywell.

How much of a difference do these things have on heating bills based on your opinions?
__________________
PSN: Snoopzster
SnoopZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 25-09-2022, 13:33   #2
Jaymoss
Just a Geek
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,447
Jaymoss has reached the bronze age
Jaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze age
Re: Smart Thermastat

The only way I would use a smart stat was if the boiler has the receiver and the stat can go anywhere. I was looking into it and my boiler would allow it but often older boilers would have to have the stat wired in one place.

In my house the wired stat is in the hall which is the most stupid place of all because as you know hot air rises up the stairs making it impossible to set a temp and it holds that temp in my living room which is where i would want a stat if anywhere. The only benefit I would have had was not having to get up to constantly have to moderate the living room temp


Thankfully all became moot with the price increases and no using heating anymore so did not follow it up
__________________
Is your muffin buttered? Would you like me to assign someone to butter your muffin?
Jaymoss is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 13:46   #3
SnoopZ
CF Resident Dog
 
SnoopZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,473
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Smart Thermastat

Mines also in the small hall but that is right next to my livingroom and the stairs are in the livingroom.

The smart thermastat starter pack would detect when I'm not at home and turn the heating right down or off so I would definitely save on that when I'm at work and wouldn't want to come home to a frozen house at 10.30pm on late shift so it could turn it on before then saving around 5hrs of heating on that shift, but I don't think I would fit the special valves to the radiators.
__________________
PSN: Snoopzster
SnoopZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 13:57   #4
Jaymoss
Just a Geek
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,447
Jaymoss has reached the bronze age
Jaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze age
Re: Smart Thermastat

Doesn't your boiler have a timer on it? up to you of course but I would just switch to timer when you are at work and then on to manual when you are off
__________________
Is your muffin buttered? Would you like me to assign someone to butter your muffin?
Jaymoss is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 14:39   #5
Taf
cf.mega poster
 
Taf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kairdiff-by-the-sea
Age: 66
Services: TVXL BBXL Superhub 2ac (wired) 1Tb Tivo
Posts: 9,406
Taf has a nice shiny starTaf has a nice shiny starTaf has a nice shiny starTaf has a nice shiny star
Taf has a nice shiny starTaf has a nice shiny starTaf has a nice shiny starTaf has a nice shiny star
Re: Smart Thermastat

The only advantage is to the installer in that it won't need a cable run to the master thermostat, as they operate via a radio signal.

Some are purely thermostats, but others operate as timers and/or override switches.
Taf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 14:42   #6
SnoopZ
CF Resident Dog
 
SnoopZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,473
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Smart Thermastat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaymoss View Post
Doesn't your boiler have a timer on it? up to you of course but I would just switch to timer when you are at work and then on to manual when you are off
There is a control in the airing cupboard, on/off first thing in morning for a few hours which will heat the hotwater in the Megaflow tank and heating the house in that time and then on again around 4pm until 10pm I think as my boiler is conventional this is for both heating and hot water.

So you can see why I would benefit from better control with a smart thermastat when I'm not at home with the heating part of it as long as no one else is in the house.

Basically when I finish work I don't want to come home to a frozen house at 10.30pm when I go to bed so I need the heating on a few hours before that when I'm not there.
__________________
PSN: Snoopzster
SnoopZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 14:45   #7
Jaymoss
Just a Geek
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2,447
Jaymoss has reached the bronze age
Jaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze ageJaymoss has reached the bronze age
Re: Smart Thermastat

yeah I get ya bud
__________________
Is your muffin buttered? Would you like me to assign someone to butter your muffin?
Jaymoss is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 14:49   #8
SnoopZ
CF Resident Dog
 
SnoopZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,473
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
SnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny starsSnoopZ has a pair of shiny stars
Re: Smart Thermastat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaymoss View Post
yeah I get ya bud
And then when I'm at home all the time I don't want to freeze my bollocks off so will have the heating come on whenever it wants to with hopefully better control so it will turn off more economically and hopefully save money.
__________________
PSN: Snoopzster
SnoopZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2022, 16:35   #9
Paul
Dr Pepper Addict
Cable Forum Team
 
Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nottingham
Age: 60
Services: VM Phone : Sky Mobile : Sky TV : VM BB (350 Mbps) : Talk-Talk FTTP (150 Mbps)
Posts: 26,068
Paul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered stars
Paul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered starsPaul is seeing silvered stars
Re: Smart Thermastat

I have used Hive for many years now.

Remote wi-fi receiver to control the heating / water, remote wi-fi thermostat (in my hallway atm) and a hub that links them plugged in near my router (as it needs internet).

The receiver and hub need mains power, the thermostat is battery powered.
__________________

Baby, I was born this way.
Paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:37.


Server: osmium.zmnt.uk
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.