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Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating? Christopher Edwards (15 Dec 2012 15:41 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating? Matthew Horspool (17 Dec 2012 01:50 GMT)
Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating? David W Wood (17 Dec 2012 09:35 GMT)

Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating? David W Wood 17 Dec 2012 09:35 GMT

Just for clarification, Worcester are made by Bosch.

David

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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Matthew
Horspool
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 1:51 AM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating?

Hi Alan et al,

If you are going to go with British Gas Remote Heating Control, make sure
your new boiler has high voltage thermostat connections.  I was going to
have it installed here but, according to the engineer who came out to do the
work, my boiler wasn't compatible; apparently the unit draws power from the
boiler rather than having a separate power supply and my boiler wasn't able
to accommodate.  It's an Ariston, if that helps, and when I asked about the
likelihood of a Worcester yielding better results (since that's the only
other make with which I'm familiar) he said it would be able to handle it
with no problems.

On a side note, he also mentioned that if I was seriously considering
investing in a Worcester (which I wasn't, incidentally) to hold off:
apparently they are currently working on linking Worcesters to wi-fi
networks directly so we can log in and check status LEDs and such like.
There might also be an automatic maintenance request system in place when
they eventually get rolled out.  Unfortunately no ETA, but something to
note.

As for whether their existing system is accessible, I'm not sure.  What
little I saw of the iOS app prior to installation looked OK, a bit fiddly in
places due to small icons and such but manageable once you figured it out.
However, according to the saleswoman, there was also the option of
controlling it via a website or, if all else failed, by SMS, so I'm sure
there'd be something in there that would do the trick!

All the best,
Matthew

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Alan Booth
Sent: 15 December 2012 17:31
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating?

Hi Chris

I'm still doing my researches and haven't had definitive proof yet.  But
with an Android phone my daughter can see the settings on her boiler from
her phone.  She can download a text to speech app to access the information
on her phone.  Unfortunately, her boiler isn't set up for Wi-Fi so she can't
change the settings via her phone.

I've asked my son to check out his boiler in his flat to see if he can
access it with his IPhone and I'm waiting to hear back from him.

My understanding from the estimate I've had from British Gas is that you can
get a remote thermostat control which is Wi-Fi and can be controlled from a
smart phone ... now I want to see it working before I commit.  I've got
another boiler installer coming next week and I'll quiz him about it and let
you know the outcome.

Cheers

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Christopher
Edwards
Sent: 15 December 2012 15:41
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating?

Alan,

I am in a similar situation to you. I am having a lot of work done on my
house which includes a new boiler. Thanks to Peter Bosher I found a company
called Heat Miser which sell a controller that can be controlled by an IOS
App. This looked promising and when I contacted them one of their technical
support people tested the App with Voiceover. However, although you can read
all the settings you cannot change them.

This was disappointing so, if you find anything else please do let us know.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Booth
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 9:56 AM
To: bcab@lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] Smart phone that can control your central heating?

Hi Listers

I'm looking to replace my combi boiler in the new year and have discovered
that you can now have a remote thermostat which can be controlled by a
mobile phone (for mobile phone read Smart phone!).  Is anyone on the list
using such a device and, if so, with what success and which phone?

Thanks

Alan

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