At this time of year we’re starting to think about switching the heating on to fight back against the winter chill. While many of us are against such a drastic move because we don’t want to let go of the summer, others are opposed to switching the heating on because they know that will mean an increase in their energy usage and – consequently – their heating bills
Instead of sitting at home shivering on the sofa or wearing your big winter jumper you could opt for a new form of smart heating system that has been designed to give you complete control over the temperature inside your home as well as your energy usage.
Who are tado° and what do they do?
Okay, so first things first. Founded in Munich, Germany, in 2011; tado° specialise in the development and manufacturing of smart home heating systems and devices including smart thermostats and air conditioning units.
The brand launched their first range of smart heating products in Europe in 2012 before putting their products on sale here in the UK in 2013. Since then the company, and the product range, has evolved and tado° are now one of the world’s leading names in the smart home sector.
How can a tado° smart thermostat save me money?
As arguably the brand’s signature product, the tado° smart thermostat has been designed so that the user can control the temperature in different rooms or areas in the home. In a different way to how traditional central heating systems work with it being simply on or off; a smart thermostat gives you the ability to have it turned on – and at different temperatures – in certain rooms, or turned off completely in others.
Not only will that bring an end to family arguments over someone being hot and someone else cold, it also gives you the ability to schedule the systems to come on at certain times to help you save energy and money on your heating bills meaning you can wake up to a nice warm home or arrive home from work in the winter knowing it’ll be just right indoors without having had the system on all day wasting energy and money.
You also have the ability to monitor your energy usage and savings through the tado° app. The handy Energy Savings Report gives you a percentage saving over the course of a month, along with where those savings have been made – such as the system adapting itself according to the outside temperature and even if the windows have been opened.
What smart home devices are in the tado° range?
In addition to the main tado° smart thermostat which helps you to control the temperature across the whole house, you can also buy a tado° smart radiator thermostat which is easy to fit and easy to manage meaning that you can control single radiators in your home without having to go near the hot pipes yourself.
Is there a tado° starter kit?
The tado° Smart thermostat starter kit gives you everything you need to turn your home into a smart home for complete control whether you’re at home or out and about. Showing you exactly how warm it is on the clever smartphone app you can make instant changes to the system and schedule it to come on – or go off – as the weather and temperature change during the day.
Within the tado° starter kit are the smart thermostat itself along with an Internet bridge, USB cables, connectors, Ethernet cable, mounting screws and adhesive pads for you to attach the thermostat, labelling for cables, a screwdriver and three AAA batteries.
Is a tado° smart thermostat compatible with other smart home systems?
The tado° smart heating system is compatible with a number of other smart home devices and systems including the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers – and their assistants, Alexa and the Google Assistant.
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