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    Not installed mine yet.

    I understand how it learns about heating but how on earth does it learn when you need hot water?

    I can foresee a few cold morning showers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Not installed mine yet.

    I understand how it learns about heating but how on earth does it learn when you need hot water?

    I can foresee a few cold morning showers!
    It is linked to your bank account to see when your Giro comes in, and then it calculates your fortnightly signing on day, and turns the hot water on the night before to make sure you get a shower and turn up looking ready for work.
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    I had one - very nice but despite my heating system being compliant and standard, needed extra bits and an engineer in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    how on earth does it learn when you need hot water?
    I've had a super advanced system installed in my house for about 15 years that solves this problem.

    What happens is, when you turn a hot tap on, the boiler detects this and switches on instantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    I can foresee a few cold morning showers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Not installed mine yet.

    I understand how it learns about heating but how on earth does it learn when you need hot water?

    I can foresee a few cold morning showers!
    I can foresee a lot worse than that when it gets hacked or DoS'd, or the cloud crashes. Like so many things these days, it's a solution to a problem which doesn't really exist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rl4engc View Post
    I've had a super advanced system installed in my house for about 15 years that solves this problem.

    What happens is, when you turn a hot tap on, the boiler detects this and switches on instantly.
    Ooh i've got one of these as well...

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    Looked at Nest, but decided on Tado instead......had installed for a few years now, from Beta to latest incarnation and it is very good.

    In answer to original question, I don't know the answer!!! Tado, for example, uses presence detection (devices with app and geolocation) in tandem with a programmed setup....so, hot water and/or heating times are set, as with a regular timer, but if users are not home they won't happen = simples
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Not installed mine yet.

    I understand how it learns about heating but how on earth does it learn when you need hot water?

    I can foresee a few cold morning showers!
    If it does manage it could possibly the only intelligent thing that has the ability to learn and can make a decision in your household.

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    It learns when you need things, based on usage and presence detection (either motion sensor or knowing when your phone is nearby).

    Or just get a decent boiler that does hot water on demand and not worry about it.
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