Here at IFA there are loads of companies pitching Smart Tech in various different forms. I was able to visit one such company this morning. They are called Tado and they are starting to become very popular in the energy-conscious society that we live in.
As we are all far too aware the cost of us heating or indeed cooling our homes is not getting any cheaper, and this is where we can now use tech to help combat these ever-increasing costs. Tado have been pushing the Smart Thermometer for a few years and they have now brought the Smart AC to market too. I dont think I will need it any time soon in Glasgow.
Essentially though, this new Smart Thermostat is a wireless unit that will connect up to your boiler. It lets you control the heating or cooling of your home in a few interesting ways. The first way is that you can set the app up to be location aware and, as you get closer to your home, it will start to heat your home up for you. This is accompanied by a manual mode that allows you control the heating at the simple touch of a button.
Here is acbit of an overview ..
Some research has been done by Tado and they found that two thirds of people dont know how to control their central heating properly. This is really what Tado are trying to change. The app is easy to use and the UI is very simple.
As heating systems are updated and the “internet of things” expands then they are starting to pull info in from other sources such as weather conditions etc.
The base unit costs £199 and is available from Maplin and other retailers in the UK. It can be self installed or done by your boiler installer. A setup guide is availabe on the company website.
Rhey are a pretty exciting setup and I am hoping that I can work with them to get a unit into review to test. It will mean that it is much easier for me to keep my house just the way the wife like’s it, nice and toasty.
Smart thermostat company tado° presents extended portfolio
New solutions enable more households to save energy
September 3, 2015 – Intelligent climate control pioneer tado° announces an expanded product portfolio at IFA Berlin. New solutions for individual room control will bring the tado° intelligence to homes with central district heating. With these new products, over 600m households worldwide will be able to use the tado° app.
High energy prices and climate change is leading homeowners and tenants to seriously address energy efficiency at home. Billions of pounds are wasted every year through the heating and cooling of empty homes and it’s tado°’s mission to improve energy efficiency through the development of intelligent solutions for home heating and air conditioning systems.
Since 2012, the tado° Smart Thermostat and its geo-aware app have been bringing old and modern heating systems across Europe online. This has benefited homes with their own boiler or apartments with gas central heating. At IFA, tado° announces two new products for people who have a shared heating system, such as an apartment with central district heating or a boiler in the basement.
The new Additional Smart Thermostat can control multiple heating zones individually within a home. Different floors or individual rooms with underfloor heating, for example, can be controlled via a thermostat in each room. The old wall controller can be easily replaced so that individual rooms are controlled via the intelligent tado° app, providing a comprehensive household heating solution. An Additional Smart Thermostat can be purchased for £179 (€199) or rented for £6.99 (€7.99) per month and will be shipped from November 2015.
tado° is also announcing the Smart Radiator Valvewhich will replace common radiator thermostats. Available in Q3 2016, this is particularly suitable for homes with radiators but without gas central heating. Moreover, this new solution will also allow existing tado° customers to separately control their rooms. For those interested in joining the beta tester programme, information is already available on tado°’s website.
tado° gives you a first class energy label (A+++)
As of September 26, 2015 the new European ErP directive will come into force and the energy label which already applies to refrigerators and washing machines will also be compulsory for heating systems. The tado° Smart Thermostat will always rank in the highest temperature control classes and thus significantly contributes to a first class energy efficiency label. For more information visit:www.tado.com/erp.
High-resolution images are available here:https://www.tado.com/gb/press.
Headquartered in Munich, tado°, the European market leader in intelligent home climate control solutions, was founded in 2011. With its Smart Thermostat and Smart AC Control, tado° revolutionises the way energy is consumed at home. Through the use of a geo-aware app, tado° automatically adjusts the temperature based on the residents’ locations, enabling households to significantly save on energy costs while reaching a higher level of comfort.