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New Danfoss LC13 Z-Wave Thermostatic Radiator Valve

Danfoss have launched a new version of their Z-Wave Radiator Thermostat. The £60 LC13 TRV has upgraded firmware for improved network range and resolves an issue with Vera home automation controllers… Danfoss has released a new Z-Wave Radiator Thermostat (TRV) for 2014. The Danfoss LC-13 (014G0013) has all the features of the previous version but has updated firmware […]

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Cytech Launch Heatmiser Interface to Comfort Smart Home Security System

Cytech Technology has announce the UCM/Heatmiser which allows the Heatmiser Smart Home heating system thermostats to be integrated with their Comfort Integrated Intruder alarm and Home Automation System. The UCM/Heatmiser allows temperature values from up to 32 thermostats to be updated to Comfort. Comfort is also able to read the heating and cooling states as well as […]

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Heat Genius

Heat Genius: Intelligent Heating Controller with Z-Wave

Heat Genius have recently launched their new intelligent domestic heating controller. They say that heating accounts for 66% of household energy usage (an average bill of £750 per year for every home) and according to a study by Microsoft and Lancaster University an intelligent heating controller can save up to 35% of a UK home’s heating bill compared […]

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Video: Tado Smart Home Heating Control From Your Smartphone

Tado° launched their smart home heating control system in Germany, Austria and Switzerland around this time last year.  Now they’ve adapted their mobile app and developed a new connector kit especially designed for UK homes, as well as launching across the rest of Europe. The two elements of the system are the tado box and the free iPhone / Android […]

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SMS Text Message Controlled Heating Programmer and Thermostat

Here’s another interesting smart home heating controller that just hit our inbox.  The £180 PT32-GST from Audon Electronics is a room programmer and thermostat and allows you to control your home heating system with SMS Text messages. Available from Audon Electronics Ltd, the PT32-GST can control your central heating system in your home by using your mobile […]

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Video: Heatmiser Neo Smart Home Heating System with API

Heatmiser have taken the wraps off their Neo smart home heating control system and released several videos.  Scheduled to go on sale in January, neo comprises of three main components. neoHub (£129.99) – The brains of the operation, neo Hub connects to your LAN via Ethernet (no Wi-Fi option available) and out onto the Internet.  There’s no […]

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Honeywell Reveal New evohome Smartphone Controlled Zoned Heating System

This morning Honeywell have announced the UK launch of evohome.  The new heating system will control the temperature in up to 12 zones plus hot water and you’ll be able to control each room individually from your smartphone or other mobile device. Honeywell quote figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), showing that up […]

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eQ-3 MAX! Affordable Wireless Heating Control with your Smartphone or Raspberry Pi

As the days begin to shorten and the leaves start to fall thoughts turn to the winter ahead and the ever increasing energy bills.  Heating control is a problem that’s made for home automation to solve and there’s always plenty of advice on our Heating Control Forum. Hello Max - One solution that’s being discussed in there […]

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Motorised Radiator Valve Harvests Thermal Energy for Battery Free Operation

German manufactures Micropelt are producing an intelligent thermostatic radiator valve (iTRV) that uses a thermogenerator chip to convert thermal energy (heat) into electricity.  This allows them to create a battery-free self powering unit that, in condjuction with its build in EnOcean radio, becomes part of a smart home heating control system. Check out the video below… Smart valve […]

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Home Automation Case Study: Custom Controls

UK specialist Custom Controls recently undertook one of their most ambitious projects. Read on for all the photos and details… This project saw Custom Controls using and integrating just about every piece of automated control kit available including advanced audio, video, lighting and heating controls. This project covered a total area of 10,000 square meters, including […]

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