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The best smart home investment I've made so far.
30 December 2017
Tado is hands-down the best smart thermostat on the market, and so far, the best smart home device I own. The best thing about it is that you just don't have to think about it once it's installed; as soon as you leave your house, it starts saving you money. There were so many times before we got Tado that we forgot to turn the heating off when away for extended periods, and now we save money even if we're just going to the shops for a couple of hours. My wife is slightly less tech-savvy than me, and doesn't have time for tech for the sake of tech, but she's also been impressed and not had a bad word to say about it. To prove the point, while I was away recently on a business trip, my wife also went away for the weekend. When I spoke to her on the phone, she said "sorry, I forgot to put the heating in holiday mode before I left". Of course she needn't have worried, as Tado had already taken care of that for her, the second she walked out the front door.
I should add, even though Tado is a system you can easily forget about once installed, if you're like me, you'll become mildly obsessive over the graphs and advanced settings it provides, and rarely an hour goes by that I don't check on my heating while I'm away from home. I'm sure the novelty will wear off eventually, but 3 months in, and it certainly hasn't yet!
Finally, Tado keeps adding more features as time goes on: open window detection, extra IFTTT triggers, and more. I'm really excited to see what they add in the coming year! Don't hesitate to order; you need this in your life.
P.S. I've been staying with a family member who has Hive thermostats over Christmas, and it is truly awful. Constantly disconnecting, and the geolocation service is close to useless (Hive just sends you a notification prompting you to manually turn off your heating, but has no automatic heating control when you're out of the house). Hive tech support is equally awful, whereas Tado have been extremely responsive and helpful.