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Thread: Evohome professional install costs & benefits

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    Hopefully Honeywell will make you a nice offer to commercialise the product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cchris View Post
    I think the honeywell system beats the hive/nest hands down in terms of flexibility and ability to micro manage large houses to maximise the savings. However for many, it looks complicated. A single remotely configurable thermostat like Hive or nest is about the most they could handle. I know my parents would be overfaced by Evohome, even a small setup.

    If they really want to penetrate the market, imho they should have a range extender as an absolute must. The system can them be deployed to some very large prestigious houses, all you need is one daft celebrity endorsement from their mansion, and the ability to demonstrate that the same technology can be had in a 3 bed semi for a reasonable price, and its sold. Those with the most to gain by micromanaging zones in very large properties simply cant use Evohome because of range issues. The lack of a range extender, or the system using mesh technology is its achilles heel.

    Its possibly too expensive compared to Nest/Hive for a smaller property that may not see the full benefit, and its range issues prevent it being suitable for the very large houses, or those with thick solid walls or those with newer foil backed boards etc.
    I really don't see the point in Hive/Nest they're just stats you can turn on or off using your phone there is nothing smart about them and they don't save energy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulockenden View Post
    I hope to have a range extender working soon....
    Please PM me when you have it I can help with the commercialisation bit if you need it!

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