A major change to the way heat homes and building is needed, says Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Erin Ericson Over the past two decades, the heating industry has gone through significant change. With the introduction of adjustable manual radiator valves and...
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125 Installations across the UK now complete In September last year, we announced that we were one of the first energy innovators to be selected as part of Ofgem’s ECO3 trial to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty. Since then, our team has travelled...
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Will Radbot definitely work with my heating system?
Radbot works with all gas or oil central heating systems that use radiators. It is not suitable for electric storage heaters or heat pumps.
How does Radbot save energy?
It continually monitors the occupancy pattern of a room and only heats the room when it predicts someone will be there. By avoiding heating empty rooms Radbot is able to save up to 30% of your heating energy bill.
How does Radbot detect occupancy?
It monitors and detects changes in light levels within a room, such as lights being turned on/off or curtains being opened/closed. It also monitors user interaction with the device (e.g. setting the temperature or pressing the boost button). It uses this information within its unique occupancy algorithm to predict when a room will be occupied or unoccupied and sets the heating pattern accordingly.
Which rooms should I install Radbot in?
To maximise energy savings, we recommend installing it in the busiest rooms in your house – such as the living room, kitchen, children’s bedrooms, and so on. Make sure it isn’t hidden behind radiator covers, curtains or furniture.
Will I need a plumber or engineer to install Radbot?
If you already have thermostatic radiator valves, then no – it’s easy to install Radbot yourself. You just unscrew the existing valve and replace it with Radbot. If you don’t (i.e. if the valves on your radiator don’t have a numbered scale on them), you’ll need to get a plumber to change your valves before you can use Radbot.
What’s a thermostatic radiator valve?
With a thermostatic radiator valve (also called a TRV), you set the valve to the temperature you’d like a room to be. The valve then changes the flow of hot water to the radiator until it reaches that temperature. TRVs usually have a numbered scale around the top which you change by hand.
How long does the Radbot battery last?
Each Radbot valve uses two 1.5V (LR6) AA alkaline batteries and they last around two years. You can easily change them yourself when it’s needed.
I already have a smart thermostat, can I use Radbot as well
Radbot works completely independently to control the radiator on which it installed so it will not interfere with the operation of your smart home thermostat.