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

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Firstly, Drayton have brought out an underfloor heating controller since I did my video 14 months ago, and also an electrical heating switch to control larger devices like towel rails, and electric and plinth radiators. But the voice commands themselves have been criticised of being quite limited, as they haven’t included a main command to “boost all”, which is something that you do get on the app. Eve is designed to heat individual rooms or the whole house to suit your routine via your iPhone or internet connection.

I have a fairly new NEST setup that controls hot water and central heating from a Valliant ECOtek plus. Put the wall thermostat furthest from the radiator where it never seemed to get sufficiently warm and it averages the two meaning that overall room reaches the set temperature. It will have some effect, but modelling it seems quite involved, because it's dynamic - until the 'unheated' room falls to its Setpoint and starts being heated as well. I do like the new setup, being able to adjust individual room temps from a phone or tablet is super convenient. But if you’re worried about paying for premium automated services, the longevity of the company who supplied your system, or even want to do away with the cloud altogether, you could embrace the open source Home Assistant software.Sadly mine is only Smet 1 and I understand from Drayton they will be using Insights + to shift the way you think of Wiser, from a heating system into more of an energy management system in the future. Any zone with just dumb TRV's or no TRV's is at the mercy of the smart zones to start/stop the boiler. Insights+ will be able to analyse your heating by reference to the tariff you’re on and tell you exactly how much your heating cost for a particularly period, and even manage EV charging and the electricity saved in your power banks from solar panels and charging directly from the grid during cheaper off peak times.

If this is the case, then I think my expectations were wrong as I thought I could just turn the thermostat up if I wanted ALL radiators to come on? Whilst this hasn’t been as issue for me, I can see how it could impact the older generation who aren’t so used to using phones.

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Multiple temperature sensors for high accuracy and automatic valve protection prevents limescale build-up. Eco, by the way, is where the Wiser system switches off your heating early depending on the weather, and after it has learnt about how well your home retains heat.And you can see this in action - how Wiser takes into account the thermal efficiency of our homes and the outdoor temperature to tailor our heating - by looking at the heat reports in the Insights section of the app, and these do go right back to when I installed the system. We also have a newborn premature baby so want to be able to ensure quite specific temperatures in the room the baby is in ie. I think you have convinced me to get two more smart TRV's and put them in the bathroom and the kitchen. During the recent cold snap I kept the overnight temperature in the lounge higher as it was taking so long to get up to a decent temperature in the day.

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