Tech That! Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat – Starter Kit V3 –  ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡  
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Tech That! Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat – Starter Kit V3 –  ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡  

Despite a tricky installation, tech editor Daniel Elias gives a big thumbs up to this voice-controlled thermostat, which is perfect for timing the heating during Shabbat

Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat linked to an Amazon Echo
Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat linked to an Amazon Echo

Plus points: 

  • Easy set up process
  • Works with the Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa for voice commands
  • The feature rich app, which is simple to use, provides analysis on indoor air comfort, such as humidity, as well as pollen forecasts and air quality index ratings
  • Smart schedule allows you to turn the heating to your desired temperature at pre-set time blocks, which is perfect for Shabbat!
  • The auto assist feature turns off the heating whenever you are out or it detects a window open, helping to reduce energy bills
  • Additional smart radiator thermostats can let you control your home room by room
  • Care & Protect feature monitors and alerts you to any boiler system faults
Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat’s app

Nil points: 

  • Removing my old boiler thermostat and hooking up the Tado wireless receiver was daunting, but after a few YouTube tutorials and a screwdriver it was up and working!
  • People with very limited DIY or technical skills may need to hire an electrician for installation
  • Extra features such as auto assist cost an additional £2.99/month or £24.99/year
Tado Wireless Smart Thermostat

Verdict: ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡  

I really enjoyed using Tado over the past few months. The thermostat may seem very basic on the surface, but it’s ease of use and feature-packed app makes it one of the best ways to heat your home during colder months.

Reviewed by: Daniel Elias

Instagram @Daniel_Elias

 

Available from: Tado.com, Currys, Screwfix, Amazon 

RRP from £199.99

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