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bandfodder

Forgot to mention they’re also quite useful if you want to help elderly or disabled people to live independently. Carers, children can be given access to the account/app giving them control of the system and the knowledge their love ones have a warm house and hot water.

   
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Jan Evans

Thank you bandfodder. I knew I could turn it on and off while away from home, but not the rest of it. I can't find those instructions anywhere for my system. If my phone or iPad suddenly stop working, then I'm stuck, hence my wariness of it all. Technology is not my strength.

   
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Jo S

Sorry, but there's not all that much point in having smart controls for your heating system, if you have not done the really basic and cheap things such as draught-proofing windows, outer doors, chimneys etc. (And if you can afford it, carefully insulating walls, uppermost ceilings or roofs, and lowermost floors AND making sure you have effective ventilation preferably with heat recovery - N.B. do not seal your home without ventilating it as well!) Otherwise all your expensive "smartly" managed heat will go straight out through the outer layers of your home and you will still need a lot of expensive heat. Better to get the basic fabric of your home right first before you start adding techy bling.

   

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