I also use Tado for 8 months now. The mean reason to buy it was to be independent from Samsung and use a separate system for the heating. The big problem for smart home is, you don’t know how long are spare parts and support available.
I was also thinking about integrate it with Samsung ST. The problem is, you can’t get as enough features as with Tado.
Tado offers the following advantages:
- Easy Setup (self mounting, package includes adapters for the valves)
- Intelligent heating control (geo-location based, weather based, outside temperate based, and it’s a learning system)
ie. if you just work 1 hour longer, the heating just get on, but starts if you get in the geo fence before you get home
- Good time schedules handling (you can set up time blocks with different temperatures per minute)
The only bad thing was the support. The quality is good, but the response times at the beginning were a night mare.
But now, I think the response time is 24h. I just contacted them two days ago to get a now adapter.
The immediately just send one to me for free.
If you just need a simple on/off function or temperature based, you can go for a z-wave (Nest, Honeywell wifi thermostat).