Balance AC helps to reduce electricity costs for users with electricity tariffs with real-time pricing and an air-to-air heat pump (AC). It limits your heat pump (AC) use when electricity prices are high, while still maintaining comfort in your home.

To benefit from Balance AC you need the following:

  • An air-to-air heat pump (AC) controlled by a tado° Smart AC Control.

  • An electricity tariff with real-time pricing (hourly or even more precise prices throughout the day).

How does Balance AC work with my tariff?

Once you activate Balance AC in the app, you’ll be able to access it from the Home screen.

How Balance AC works

Balance AC tracks fluctuating electricity prices throughout the day to identify when prices will be highest, to help you reduce consumption during those times. It identifies up to six periods per day when tariffs are forecast to be expensive, that overlap with times your AC is scheduled to be on in your Smart Schedule. In these periods, it will turn off your heat pump (AC) for up to 60 minutes, as long as the temperature is within your selected comfort limits in the Balance AC settings. This can help you save up to 22%* on your electricity bill.

To see these identified periods, go to Balance AC from the Home screen in the app. You can also choose to skip scheduled off-times, by deselecting certain time blocks for that day.

Balance AC ensures that your room temperature doesn’t go too far below or above your desired temperature to maintain your comfort

Note: at the moment, your estimated savings are not yet visible as part of Energy Savings in the tado° app. This will become available at a later point in time.

Savings from Balance AC

Based on data from tado° beta testers between February and April 2022, Balance AC leads to estimated savings of up to 22%. This estimate considers the proportion of time the AC was on and the electricity prices corresponding to those times, as provided by ENTSO-E (market prices) and Octopus Agile (consumer prices currently used for all UK users).

These testers lived in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and Balance AC completed at least 25% of the scheduled off-times.

Available in: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

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