Top positive review
25 September 2018
Been using this for a year almost. It's been quite the useful little device.
Having this has given me complete control over when I want the house to be warm and in the easiest way.
It really learns the house and your usage. Setting a preferred temperature will have it work around that temperature for you. So when your out or in bed it's off, or lower. Then when your home it's right where you want it.
It even learns your houses heating system. When we first fired it up we had it sent to bring the house to a set temperature in the morning, this meant that it would be warm for the time I got out of bed. On the older system, this wasn't so great because you needed to choose when it came on. So say 1 hour before you get up. Problem with that is, if it was really cold through the night, it might not make it to the desired temperature on time, then you got to call in sick for work cause you can't get out of bed! With this system, it's figured out exactly how long it takes to get the house up to the right temperature. If I set it to 18, and it is 17, it will only come on just before getting up. If it's dropped to 14 through the night, it will come on much sooner. The moment we leave the house the system shuts down and you aren't wasting any energy through the day.
Controlling it through the phone is awesome too. Lets say you been out all day, or even away for the weekend. It's December and most of the nights it's been freezing. Firstly, the thermostat will protect your pipes by ensuring the temperature cannot fall bellow a certain level within the house. You can then remotely tell the system to heat the house to the desired temperature for you coming home, no more coming in to a chilly house after a long day or weekend away.
Would highly recommend picking one of these up. The device should allow you to shave a bit off of your heating bill. At the same time it's going to simplify your home heating routine and give you more control of your system while you are away.
Oh, and it works great with Google assistant