Product package for you with direct electrical heating (with wall-mounted radiators, non-storing underfloor or ceiling heating) and/or possible heat-storing or partially storing underfloor heating. Also for houses with a combination of these in different parts of the building. System also controls your possible domestic hot water tank.
System secures desired inside temperatures and minimizes the cost of electricity used for heating. The savings are made by reducing the amount of heating energy by lowering temperatures in various living situations according to your expectations, and shifting heating to less expensive hours. This is done by taking into account building insulation (heat storage capacity), weather forecast, electricity spot price and allowing a temperature variation range defined by you.
The product consists of three devices: central unit, control relay and one temperature sensor. Your home temperature is controlled based on the temperature measurement.
You can expand the package with needed amount of additional temperature sensors if your home has more than one floor or wing, or different heating methods in different areas. You can also connect possible air-to-air heat pumps to it.
Product package for you with waterborne underfloor electrical heating, with a water tank of at least 1 500 liters. System also controls your possible separate domestic hot water tank.
System secures desired inside temperature and minimizes the cost of electricity used for heating. The savings are made by shifting heating of the tank to less expensive hours. This is done by taking into account the daily heating energy needed by the building, depending on outside temperature, and selecting the cheapest hours to produce the energy.
The product consists of three devices: central unit, control relay and one temperature sensor. Your home temperature is controlled by room thermostats as before. The measured temperature is indicated to you in user interface.
You can expand the package by connecting possible air-to-air heat pumps to it.
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We have noticed that usually also the next homeowner continues to use the system. For that reason, we recommend you two to first discuss that alternative, and to agree a suitable price for the equipment. Of course, all your data will be deleted from the system. And if you are happy with your experience with us, we trust you buy a system also to your new home 😀
If the equipment is to be removed from the building, a professional is needed, preferably one trained by There.
Usually three: (1) Central unit, (2) control relay and (3) usually one wireless room temperature sensor, two or more if needed. For device locations, see the question “Where are the devices installed?”
Central unit and control relay are installed inside your home electrical center, on its installation rail if it has sufficient space. If not, an additional rail is installed in the center. If even that is not possible, a small installation box with a rail is installed next to the center.
Temperature sensor(s) are placed in a suitable reference place, according to which the temperature of your home is controlled. Sensor is connected with a cable to a nearby normal 220 V wall outlet.
We have done smart home heating already for 10 years. We have noticed how important price is in customer’s investment decision, and for that reason continuously developed our products to be less expensive.
This year we launched our new generation product family, which is already our third. It is designed in many ways so that it is inexpensive to manufacture. For instance, we use only commercial standard components and devices to the extent possible.
The system architecture is also quite simple for the same reason. For example, we bring usually only three devices to your home. That has an impact not only on manufacturing cost, but especially also on the amount of needed installation work. We noticed early on that installation amounts to a significant portion of the total system price to customer. That is why our new equipment is designed easy to install. They equipment is simply snapped on the installation rail of your electrical center.
Our equipment does not include batteries, so replacing them is not needed. The power is supplied to them as follows:
A. Equipment in electrical center get their supply from there.
B. Temperature sensors need a small amount of power to transmit the measurement value with WiFi technology. We have manufactured sensors with batteries, but our customers have not been happy with changing batteries. Today our sensors are simply connected to a normal wall 220 V power outlet.
The term refers to a house with direct electrical heating. When configuring There Direct product package, the house is divided into one or more temperature zones. A zone refers to a part of the house for which heating can be controlled from the electrical center. The simplest configuration has only one temperature zone.
More zones are added if the house has
1. Different direct electrical heating methods or their combinations in different areas,
2. More than one floor,
3. Separate area e.g. garage, which is to be controlled individually,
4. Different areas e.g. a wing, for which different temperature settings are desired.
In practice each temperature zone is heated by one of the following:
1. Direct electrical heating with wall radiators, non-storing underfloor cable heating or ceiling radiators, or
2. Storing on partly storing underfloor cable heating.
Usually yes. The question refers to direct electrical heating, where temperature is measured and regulated with the help of our sensor. With underfloor waterborne heating the regulation is done with room/radiator thermostats as before. One temperature is also then brought to your home, but only to indicate to you the state of your home.
There Direct measures temperature usually in one reference point, first because sensors in each room would significantly increase hardware price. Second, they are usually simply not needed. For U- or L-shaped houses or those with more than one floor, we of course install additional sensors. Each will increase the HW price with some tens of euros.
We made experiments early on with our customers, and noticed that people usually keep their interior doors open. Quite satisfactory temperature control can then be reached with one or few reference temperature points.
In other words, the system operates quite well with the number of sensors we install to you. But of course you can add more, if you consider it useful. Expanding the system with sensors is carried out by simple configuration, and does not require any system modifications. The number of sensors is limited only by how different parts of the building can be individually controlled from the electrical center. (See another question “What is a temperature zone?”). Our software limit of 256 sensors should be enough 😀
Our online shop has photos of all equipment installed in your home. Central unit and control relays are installed in your electrical center. There they are not visible, and look like industrial electrical components.
The only visible devices are room temperature sensor(s) and possible air-to-air heat pump controller(s). The come with plastic enclosures designed for residential use. If you wish, you can hide also them e.g. above or behind furniture, as long as you make sure with the installer that the location is suitable.
Central unit receives weather forecast and electricity spot price information from our cloud service with your home internet connection. Together with these and your home characteristics, it then optimizes your heating. It controls heating by sending wireless commands to control relay, which is connected to the power supply of your heating equipment. Temperature sensor measures your home temperature and sends it wireless to the central unit. With direct electricity heating, your home temperature is controlled with the help of measured temperature. With waterborne underfloor heating, measured temperature is only indicated in your user interface.