Tado V3+ Starter Kit & Wireless Temperature Sensor Launched – More accurate room temperature readings and control

I am a big fan of smart home heating, I reviewed the original Tado when it was launched, and I have been using Genius Hub in my home the past few years. Tado, or tado° if we want to use their Sunday name, has consistently upgraded both their hardware and software features consistently making them … Read more

What is OpenTherm? OpenTherm compatible smart thermostats for 2020

Smart home thermostats have come a long way since they first launched. Originally they were just a thermostat that controlled the on and off functions of your boiler. They promised various levels of savings compared to a traditional thermostat, but in reality, they were still quite inefficient in many areas. Then came zoned heating, Genius … Read more

Nest Thermostat E is available in the UK now for £199 – An easy to install smart thermostat

The Nest E has been available in the US for over a year now and is both cheaper than the Nest Learning Thermostat and claims to be easier to install. With its relatively simplistic, subtle design making it appear perhaps less prominent in your living space than other smart thermostats. You can tweak the temperature using … Read more

Heat Genius Review Part 2

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] ** As soon as I posted this blog, Heat Genius email about their new App. Apparently, the new app (v4.0.0) should appear on your devices in the next couple of days. Some more info can is here ** My first post about Heat Genius was supposed to … Read more

Win £500 John Lewis Vouchers in the British Gas History of Home Competition

British Gas have just launched an interactive evolution of home heating infographic which shows us how we have progressed from cavemen using basic fires, to the Tudors and the invention of the chimney, to modern central heating systems right up until today where we have intelligent heating systems such as Birtish Gas’ Hive Active Heating. … Read more

Honeywell Evohome smart thermostat and smart TRV

Another day and another company releases a smart thermostat. This time from the long established Honeywell who have been making some of them best “dumb” thermostats for years. Evohome seems to up the ante compared to other smart systems that we have discussed such as Tado and Hive by using a very smart looking touchscreen … Read more

Tado Smart Thermostat Review: Is it the best alternative to the Nest?

Following Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs, smart thermostats have received quite a lot of attention, however, unless you live in the USA you won’t be able to get a Nest. There is little point importing one either becuase they don’t typically don’t work with our boilers and require complex hacks to get it functional. So … Read more