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Devolo Home Control Review Part 4 – Smart Home Heating

Welcome to the fourth part in our Devolo Home Control system. In this instalment we are going to review the heating control components, a TRV replacement actuator and a wall mounted thermostat. This area of application should be one of the easier ones to justify in a smart home. It can increase your comfort levels […]

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Eco-Heating Systems with a Twist

After working for many years as a production engineer, Patrick Littlehales started to creating his own eco-heating systems. He claims many of the installations he has designed and installed over the last decade end up as ‘zero-cost’ systems which actually return an annual profit to the home owner. A compulsive inventor, he describes his installations as usually incorporating an […]

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Wi-Fi Motion Detecting Electric Radiators Learn When You’re Coming Home

Yorkshire based e-tailer Electric Radiators Direct have announced the release of the all new Haverland Smartwave – an intelligent electric WiFi radiator range which uses “advanced motion sensor technology” in order to learn your weekly routine to control your heating and conserve energy. We asked them how the system learns and operates and they told us… […]

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UK Gets 3rd Gen Nest Thermostat with Hot Water Control

The 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is now available to order in the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Republic of Ireland. In addition to its new design, the 3rd generation Nest Thermostat offers improved boiler support that now delivers remote hot water control and advanced compatibility with OpenTherm heating systems. New design features include a slimmer […]

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Loxone Valve Actuator Air For Smart Wireless Heating

The Valve Actuator Air is a new wireless radiator motor that works with Loxone’s Air technology. These modules don’t just turn your boiler on and off, but allow for intelligent temperature control on a room-by-room basis. That means each zone can be individual set and controlled independently of the other (unlike with a smart thermostat) providing the […]

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Honeywell Reveal New Wi-Fi Version of evohome Smart Heating Controller

Honeywell has revealed its new version of evohome, integrating Wi-Fi connectivity into their intelligent heating system to simplify its setup. The new WiFi version does away with the need for the Gateway of the original version, the box that needed to be connected to your Router during installation. Honeywell say the new evohome Wi-Fi has also […]

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Take Part In Our “evohome Inventor Webchat” for Chance to Win a Honeywell evohome System

Automated Home and Honeywell have teamed up for a live webchat with the inventors of the Honeywell evohome Smart Thermostat in our Chat Room from 8:00pm to 9:30pm BST on the 15th April 2015. The Honeywell team will be answering your questions regarding all things evohome and the wider Connected Homes landscape too. In attendance we will have […]

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Exclusive: The ‘Flow Energy’ Boiler That Heats & Makes Electricity Too

When the guys from Flow Energy got in touch we were intrigued by their patented MicroCHP (combined heat and power) central heating boiler that makes electricity while heating your home. We asked Flow’s CEO, Tony Stiff, to tell us a bit more about the technology and where he sees smart home micro generation heading in the next […]

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New Loxone Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensor Air

Loxone continue to expand their wireless range with a new sensor that connects to the Miniserver Go or the Air Base Extension. The retro-fit friendly unit houses a capacitive humidity sensor plus a bandgap temperature sensor. It runs on 2 x AAA batteries and so can be screw mounted or even stuck using adhesive strips to almost any wall. As well […]

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tado° Gets Its IoT On With New IFTTT Channel & API

tado° has today announced a partnership with the web’s home automation controller in the sky, IFTTT (If This Then That). tado° users will soon be able to connect their tado° Smart Thermostat to other appliances via IFTTT. This will enable the use of the tado° geolocation feature for purposes other than smart heating or cooling. […]

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