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Drayton Wiser Smart Heating Radiator Thermostat Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT

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It has up to six daily programmable settings, is voice (through Alexa and Google Home) and remote controlled. This is a UK and ROI specific subreddit, r/DIY has a lot of US Specific content, things like products to use, where to get them, laws and codes that don't apply to the UK. Now this is a proper rabbit hole, but with a bit of tech savvy and a small computer like a raspberry pie, or off the shelf hardware like Odroid, you can integrate your smart heating system into a sophisticated home automation ecosystem where you’re powering multiple devices including your heating. Jon Giles got me excited by pointing out there’s a Nefit Opentherm adaptor he was hoping to be able to fit to his Worcester Bosch boiler, but sadly my 10+ year old Greenstar Camray isn’t compatible with Opentherm - and even if it was, I’d need to change my plumbing and fit an integral diverter valve kit to adapt my Splan system to the EMS/Opentherm system. Being able to set the temperature in Celsius, which makes more sense than a number between one and seven, or one and five if you have a newer thermostat radiator valve.

The two smart modes on the Wiser system, Away mode and Eco mode can save an extra 14% and 2% respectively. Some boilers can be adjusted to reduce this and this should have happened at the point of installation, but often does not. You probably want to be able to control the kids room independent of others and that's good for a smart TRV. so if by setting a TRV to 20 degrees and a thermostat in a non-TRV area to 14 degrees that area may get to over 14 degrees before the TRV gets to 20I'm not sure how I "tell" the hub that the thermostat exists. The big downside is, being lithium they won’t gradually lower in strength and the app won’t consequently update you on the battery status.With this, you can ensure the baby’s room is at a safe temperature at all times, or the kids’ rooms are warmed up for when they get home from school. I’m always looking for ways to make this sustainable now I’m doing it full time, so if you like my content and to help me keep providing it here on this channel for free, I would be so grateful if you could visit my Patreon page, to support me.

We work from home so mostly we will keep 1 zone to temp all day, while bedrooms only trigger before night time.

In most cases I would have rooms that are not being used at that particular time set back to 16 degrees - cool enough to save energy but not so cold as to take an age to warm up to comfort levels when you want to use them. It seemed obvious that individual control of every room was the holy grail but it's been a long time coming. As there are fewer radiators allowed to operate then the water will be heated more quickly and therefore the boiler will switch off more quickly. You’ll need a connecting device to go into your modem so your mobile phone can communicate with the smart valves. They don’t need a charger as you simply plug the cable that comes with the batteries directly into your socket or an appropriate charger and wait for the lights to turn green.

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