tado° can control most kinds of heating systems. The precise way tado° controls your system depends on which heating system you have. tado° devices usually either replace existing room thermostats/controllers or connect directly to your boiler.
Depending on your setup, you’ll need different tado° devices.
tado° replaces your existing controllers
tado° will replace your existing heating controls in the following situations:
1. You have an existing wired room thermostat
A wired room thermostat is typically mounted in the living area. It can be wired to the boiler, to underfloor heating, or a zone valve. On the thermostat you can set a target temperature. The thermostat compares the actual temperature in the room to the target temperature and adjusts the heating accordingly.
A tado° Wired Smart Thermostat will replace most wired room thermostats and take over their functions. To get instructions for replacing your wired room thermostat, simply select its make and model name when requesting installation instructions for your Wired Smart Thermostat.
2. You have a controller next to the boiler
A tado° Wireless Receiver/Extension Kit will usually replace a controller that is right next to the boiler or elsewhere in your boiler room.
Typical examples for controllers next to the boiler are:
Timer / Programmer - These devices allow you to set fixed times for the central heating and/or the production of hot water.
Receiver - These devices work in conjunction with a wireless thermostat. The wireless thermostat measures the temperature in the room and sends it wirelessly to the receiver which controls the heating.
The tado° Wireless Receiver/Extension Kit can replace most of these controllers and take over their functions. It controls the heating together with the Wireless Temperature Sensor/Smart Thermostat which measures the temperature in the living area. To get instructions for replacing your controller, simply select its model when requesting installation instructions for your tado° Wireless Receiver/Extension Kit.
tado° connects to your boiler (you have no existing controllers)
If you don’t have existing controllers to replace, the tado° Wireless Receiver/Extension Kit can be connected directly to your boiler. It is installed next to your boiler and works together with the Wireless Temperature Sensor/Smart Thermostat which is placed in the living area to measure the ambient temperature.
To get instructions for connecting tado° to your boiler, simply select your boiler make and model when requesting installation instructions for the tado° Wireless Receiver/ Extension Kit.