I’ve been hunting around for a solution to make my existing Polypipe UFH system ‘smart’. The wired controllers it originally came with are starting fail and remarkably the UI development of possible replacements has not moved on one bit in the intervening 8 years.
I have two manifolds, controlling 6 zones. I have looked at GeniusHub, but it strikes me that it introduces yet another management layer - and their solution requires 4x electric switches next to the wiring centre for which I do not have room.
Given the original controllers “just” open or close a circuit to the wiring centre according to a programme and temperature, I assume the layer that is missing is a wireless protocol layer to interact with Z-Wave/zigbee etc.
Is the forum aware of Smartthings-capable thermostats that can switch an existing wiring centre? Oh and it needs to be wall surface mounted as the original controllers do not have pattresses/recesses, nor a power supply - they are battery operated so any replacements need to be battery powered also.
Grateful for any suggestions, or alternative solutions
Many thanks in advance