Increasing the 10-room limit

Is there any update on the 10-room limit? I would love to add more valves to my house, but it has 14 radiators and 13 rooms and I'm maxed out on rooms. I don't see any reason why this shouldn't be possible. This is the only issue I have with Tado's otherwise excellent system.


I see that Tado has responded elsewhere with clarifications on the limit, which I find not so useful. I respectfully ask that Tado issue an official statement, please, about the intent re. amending the software.


In particular, I would like a confirmation if Tado will NEVER increase the limit. My rationale is that I know companies don't like to promise what might take time to do, but if Tado releases an official statement about if it intends never to increase room controllers then everyone will know where they stand with respect to investing in the system.

Comments

  • It's not actually a 10 room limit. Rather a limit on the number of rooms that can call for heat. You can add more TRVs but you'd just need to decide which 10 are able to cause the boiler to fire

    You could set an ensuite bathroom to have the same schedule as the bedroom and allow the bedroom TRV to call for heat. Similarly, other infrequently used rooms could also be set up so they only get heat when another room is calling for it.

    Hope that makes sense.
  • That sounds like a 10 room limit to me!!

    Why would I want to set up a room that might get warm when I want it to, but only if somewhere else is colder than it should be.

    It's a real shame that this limit is in place. I just ditched all of my Hive products in favour of Tado, and I was enjoying it until I discovered that my bathroom wasn't heating up when I wanted it to.

    Looks like I'm going to have to return all of this for a full refund as it's not fit for purpose.

    If they just commit to addressing the room limit, the fact that only one wireless receiver can be set up, and the inability to extend the range of the system in any way, I would be willing to wait for them to sort it out. Unfortunately, from what I've read it seems like Tado are not interested in developing this any further and are comfortable with their 'compatible with 95% of all central heating systems' stance - I would imagine that a large chunk of business would be available to them in that other 5% if they were to address it!

  • It's not fit for 95% of all systems, but 95% fit for all systems. That last 5% is about 95% of the work (as it is something else for each system to fix), which is why they won't do it. Aeal shame as the basic hardware is probably salvagable, if only one could freely program it. But they are determined to earn money from users of their software, instead of from just selling hardware...