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    Evohome security opinions?

    I installed evohome heating nearly a year ago and apart from a few initial teething problems, have been very happy with it.

    My next project is to look at setting up a home security system. We're...
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    I had a good look at tado before buying evohome...

    I had a good look at tado before buying evohome back in November. I was turned off by some of the negative reviews of the existing tado thermostat - although there are no review out there (yet) for...
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    I've only had evohome for a couple of months, but...

    I've only had evohome for a couple of months, but the reason we bought was for comfort and not to reduce cost. Any cost savings you might generate are unlikely to offset the cost of the system before...
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    Just read this thread and it made me go look at...

    Just read this thread and it made me go look at the Orbi. Wow that is an expensive wifi router!

    We've always had wifi reception issues in different parts of the house. I recently moved to a BT...
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    I've been using smappee for around 3+ years for...

    I've been using smappee for around 3+ years for monitoring electricity usage, and loop for around 15 months for gas (at the time smappee didn't have a gas monitor otherwise I would have gone with...
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    Netatmo have also released a very similar looking...

    Netatmo have also released a very similar looking smart radiator valve (are they oem'ing Tado or vice versa?). I looked at both Tado and Netatmo before deciding on Evohome back in October. I did also...
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    I finally think I've solved the overshoot problem...

    I finally think I've solved the overshoot problem - and it was a setup issue on my part. I noticed that the UFH BDR91 was being enabled at times when it shouldn't have been. On digging into this I...
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    I'm home now and able to check the settings on...

    I'm home now and able to check the settings on evohome and realise I may have been using some of the wrong language. Looking at the settings, the kitchen is configured as a zone valve with a BDR91...
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    I do have the evohome controller, but the...

    I do have the evohome controller, but the temperature for the zone is being controlled by the T87RF. For the first week it worked fine, but the last few days have been a nightmare with the overshoot....
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    The boiler is driven off the end-switch on the...

    The boiler is driven off the end-switch on the zone valve.



    The flow temperature is at 40 and hasn't been touched since the old system was in. We did use to have some over-shoot with the old...
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    I have a netatmo thermostat in the Kitchen. The...

    I have a netatmo thermostat in the Kitchen. The redline shows the high point and the blue line the low point. The settings for the zone have not changed during this period. 878
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    Evohome over shoot on UFH zone

    I've had evohome installed for around 10 days now. For the most part it is working fine except for the Kitchen which is the only room in the house that has UFH. This zone is has a T87RF wireless stat...
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    First some feedback - I installed everything over...

    First some feedback - I installed everything over the weekend. Was relatively straight-forward and only took a couple of hours. Thank you everybody for your help!

    As an aside, does anybody use...
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    @DBMandrake - thank you! That's cleared the fog...

    @DBMandrake - thank you! That's cleared the fog away from my head about why the radiator two port valve had to be latched open.

    I'd do have an ABV - although I will come back at some point and ask...
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    Existing system is combi boiler (no hot water...

    Existing system is combi boiler (no hot water tank) and two heating zones. The first zone is UFH in the kitchen, the second zone is the old part of the house which (currently) has thermostatically...
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    Thanks little tinker and g6ejd for your feedback...

    Thanks little tinker and g6ejd for your feedback - this has been very helpful!



    The radiators will all be controlled by HR92's (with the exception of bathroom towel rails). The UFH is a single...
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    Evohome wiring

    Hi,

    I've just purchased evohome and am getting my head round the wiring required. At the moment I have a combi boiler driving to heating zones, where zone-1 is for UFH in the kitchen and zone-2 is...
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    Thanks - that is a pretty good idea. My kids are...

    Thanks - that is a pretty good idea. My kids are old enough to at least be educated in how to turn the alarm off at night. My wife maybe a lost cause:rolleyes:

    Don
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    Richard, rcopus, thank you! I guess the bit I...

    Richard, rcopus, thank you!

    I guess the bit I get stuck on with the tags for a part-alarm is that you have to carry something with you. Sitting back and thinking about it, a traditional alarm...
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    Ah, my wife might get jealous if I take the fob...

    Ah, my wife might get jealous if I take the fob to bed :rolleyes:

    In all seriousness, that solution doesn't work when kids are involved or when I'm in a dazed state in the middle of the night. A...
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    Hi Richard, I'm still not sure that solves the...

    Hi Richard,

    I'm still not sure that solves the problem of how to disarm the alarm in the middle of night.

    Imagine the scenario where you have door contacts on the front and back doors, PIR's...
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    I really like the look of the security system,...

    I really like the look of the security system, and the tags in general sound like a great way of arming/disarming the system. I'm assuming that I could partially arm the system at night so that only...
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    Thanks for your detailed reply, this has helped...

    Thanks for your detailed reply, this has helped significant :D



    So it sounds like optimal start won't help with getting my room to temperature by a set time in the morning, but evohome could...
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    evohome and S-Plan

    I've been looking at Evohome for sometime and came very near to purchasing earlier this year before I got cold feet around my current setup. The recently announced evohome security system has got my...
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