At cold outside temperatures, buildings are constantly losing heat to their surroundings, requiring the heating system to provide heat continuously to maintain a set temperature. Heat losses in houses and apartments are driven by a temperature difference between the warm interior and the cold exterior. While the insulation of the building envelop has a significant effect on the heat loss, the temperature difference between the inside and outside is of similar importance. A bigger difference results in higher losses. If the temperature is kept at an evenly high level, the losses are also consistently high.
If the temperature is lowered in the absence of the residents, the losses to the surroundings can be minimized. During the heating process prior to the return, less energy is needed than if the temperature would have been maintained.
The comfort of the residents should not be affected by reducing the temperature during the absence. Therefore tado° does not let your home cool down completely. It automatically calculates the ideal reduced temperature specifically for your home. This reduced temperature minimises the energy requirement when no one is home. tado° also makes sure it is warm by the time you arrive home. The amount by which the temperature is reduced depends on the weather, the building insulation and, of course, the behaviour of the residents.