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Category: Energy

TADO° smart-phone heating control by TADO°

tado° – set out to revolutionize the way we heat our homes. For that is has created the first intelligent, smartphone-based heating control system that adjusts automatically to the residents’ behavior. tado° works like a personal heating assistant taking care that it is always warm when you need it. The tado° app on the mobile phones of the residents detects when the last person has left the house, with no user action required. A signal is then sent to the heating system to turn down the temperature. As soon as one of the residents starts to head home, tado° reacts immediately and warms up the house to the desired temperature. Since no two buildings are the same, tado° learns about all the significant properties of a home in just a few days. For instance, how quickly it cools down or how the sunshine influences the interior temperature. Furthermore it takes current weather data into account. If the sun is going to shine the next day, tado° will include this information and heat on a lower setting. This saves energy and prevents the building from overheating. In this way, tado° helps consumers to cut their heating costs by an average of 27%.