Added all the devices, cannot see how to turn hot water on off.
I have a lounge Tado thermostat but not one on the water heater.
As far as I can tell, turn Tado hot water on and the hot water tank manages heat delivery, ie gas furnace tuns on, valve sets to hot water tank, hot water flows through tank until thermostat triggers valve to go back to heating, Hot water turns off.
If Tado turns off hot water before reaching target temp then it has done its best.
But I cannot find out how to turn on the how water.
Ideally, I can decide between using the gas furnace or cheap rate elec, I can turn on off the elec immersion heater but cannot control the HW through Homey.
Not a big issue, I can manually turn off HW in the Tado app on my iPhone
@Busta999 I suspect you have what I have which is a full Tado system including Hot Water Extension to enable sending hot water to storage tank and not radiators. In the Tado phone app I can turn on Hot Water by itself and not rads
From having wondered about this months and months ago I’m not sure how much of Europe actually had hot water storage tanks. Discussing this seems to confuse many who assume that hot water all goes to radiators. But it does indeed look like we have the same set up
I have just finished updating central heating and hot water in my house along with adding 20kWh of batteries.
We need very little hot water, the power showers, washing machine, dishwasher etc all heat their own water.
So have just a 90l tank that can be heated by the gas system boiler under Tado control or an elec immersion heater that I was using Homey to control it, but will move it to a Sonoff Pow Elite 20a controller.
Using cheap rate energy 8.25p for 5 hours at night, I charge the car, house batteries, hot water, dishwashing, clothes washing, clothes dryer etc.
That way I only use about 350wh of peak rate per day.
I had the system boiler and immersion moved to the downstairs utility room, so if need to move to a heat store or heat pump in 15-20 years.
Right, found something today entirely by accident. There are “when” cards after one of my zone thermostats for Turn Hot Water On and Turn Hot Water Off. In the Tado app Hot Water is its own device, in Homey it is not. Confusing but now I’ve found it I have added it to flows and confirmed that it works. Now when, at sunset, if myenergie has not transferred at least 3Kwh to my hot water tank from my SolarEdge system, the hot water via oil fired boiler and Tado Homey turns hot water on for 30 minutes.
I see that you can’t “reactivate” the Hot Water schedule. Today I have a flow that allows me to turn on the hot water when I press a button on the bathroom light (outside the set times). But after a certain delay, I’d like to switch the Hot Water back to the setting defined on Tado. In other words, the equivalent of the heating’s “Resume Smart Schedule”. This doesn’t seem possible, as I don’t have the card. How can I do this?
I use the official version of Tado… I have not been able to install tadoZones unfortunately I have the impression that there is a bug on Homey Community Store, you can not authenticate and therefore proceed with the installation.
Edit: the installation worked, but it’s the authentication on the HCS site that doesn’t work.