Ris Zee

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Tuesday 19th April 2016


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Ris Zee

10:15 AM, 5th May 2016, About 6 years ago

Controlling heating via smart thermostats and smart TRVs?

Reply to the comment left by "John Frith" at "05/05/2016 - 08:57":

Hi John,

Thanks for your perspective. This helps greatly.

On that note, what radiator would i be better off installing in the hall? A single panel radiator or a double panel and should the BTU exceed the space requirements?
I'm thinking single panel with moderate BTU to ensure this is not the warmest part of the property.
The hall location would be ideal as the router is located here too.

The solution i was referring to is:
Inspire Home Automation for landlords.... Read More

Ris Zee

0:06 AM, 5th May 2016, About 6 years ago

Controlling heating via smart thermostats and smart TRVs?

Reply to the comment left by "Ris Zee" at "05/05/2016 - 00:01":

Thank you John, Tim and Louise for your responses.

Louise regarding the electric radiators with window sensors, could you send me more details about these including how cost efficient they are say compared to standard non electric radiators?... Read More

Ris Zee

0:01 AM, 5th May 2016, About 6 years ago

Controlling heating via smart thermostats and smart TRVs?

Reply to the comment left by "Robert Mellors" at "21/04/2016 - 23:48":

Hi Robert,

My apologies for the late response.
Thanks for the helpful explanation.

So perhaps the communal hall isn't the best location for the stat. That leaves either the 1st floor hall which has a small radiator, or the kitchen.

Regarding your stat installation, was that relatively straight forward for the electrician? I understand a boiler needs to support external controls to work with this solution, so this should just be a case of wiring in, or so i hope.

Thank you... Read More

Ris Zee

22:12 PM, 21st April 2016, About 6 years ago

Controlling heating via smart thermostats and smart TRVs?

Reply to the comment left by "John Frith" at "20/04/2016 - 16:14":

Spot on regarding the window sensor ! A while just being 30 mins.

I looked at Heat Genius, however i can see it practically costing £100 for each room (combination of radiator sensor and room sensor). But then i can imagine the savings being very good too.

Do you have HG and if yes, what savings have you seen?... Read More

Ris Zee

22:09 PM, 21st April 2016, About 6 years ago

Controlling heating via smart thermostats and smart TRVs?

Reply to the comment left by "Robert Mellors" at "20/04/2016 - 12:15":

Hi Robert,

Thanks for your informative response.

I note inspire have both a wired and wireless product.

How have you set yours up program wise?

From an installation perspective (not programming) was this relatively straight forward?

The TRV idea is short lived, after calling the manufacturer.
The window sensor works by sensing a drop in temperature and closes the valve for 30 minutes, thereafter opening it again. Now if the window is still open (which it most likely will be) the TRV will then assume it IS very cold and open fully. Or at least that's my understanding of it.

As for the tamper proof aspect, i don't think it is.

So I'll resort to fitting standard TRV's and hope the tenants will turn it off when opening windows.... Read More