I’ve already got a Nest 2nd Gen thermostat, and I know the 3rd gen can control you hot water, however I’m not going to pay £150 for a new Nest, plus the installation cost for a rewire when the hot water is currently controlled just fine by my boiler.
Basically Im after a Z-Wave programmer where I can set the heating to be permanently on (thus being controlled from the Nest) but where I can schedule the hot water to one using an app or SmartThings.
Right now, I’ve simply got a timer that turns it on/off, the old fashion way, but lets be honest, it’s not ideal, heres why.
Currently timer say for the hot water to come on at 05:00 - 06:30 and then 18:00 - 19:30. If we go away for the night and nobody is home, then theres not much point in having the water come on. Yes, there are situations where we might come home later, but theres no point in having the water come on at and then us having to give it a boost when we get in. Might as well just set it to come on later from my phone.
So to confirm, im not after a new thermostat, just a programmer