SmartOne is a smart, easy to use touch screen thermostat. Similar to your smart phone, it's intuitive and you'll feel right at home making adjustments with a swipe of your finger. It has been designed specifically for New Zealand hydronic underfloor heating and cooling, and is exclusive to Central Heating New Zealand.
As a programmer, it allows you to set comfortable temperature periods during the day to suit your lifestyle, while keeping an eco-friendly temperature level when you leave the home or during the night. As a room thermostat, it works by sensing the air temperature, switching on the heating when the air temperature falls below the minimum thermostat setting, and switching it off when the set temperature has been reached. The thermostat is also able to control your system when it's in cooling mode.
The Smart One thermostat lets you choose what times you want the heating or cooling to be on and what temperature it should reach while it is on. It will allow you to select different temperatures in your home at different times of the day (and days of the week) to meet your particular needs and preferences.
Setting a programmable room thermostat to a higher temperature will not make the room heat up any faster, as the time it takes for the room to heat up depends on the design and size of the heating and cooling system. Similarly reducing the temperature setting does not affect how quickly the room cools down. Setting a programmable room thermostat to a lower temperature will result in the room being controlled at a lower temperature, and saves energy. Here is where the smart thermostat comes in. The SmartOne thermostat calculates how long it takes to heat up or cool down the room, and it starts heating or cooling beforehand so that it reaches the set room temperature at the set time.
In addition, multiuser geofencing provided by the Smart365 app automatically adjusts the thermostat to a lower value when occupants have left home. The way to set and use your programmable room thermostat is to find the lowest temperature settings that you are comfortable with at the different times you have chosen, and then leave it alone to do its job. The best way to do this is to set the room thermostat to a low temperature – ie. 18°C and then turn it up by 1°C each day until you are comfortable with the room temperature. You won’t have to adjust the thermostat further. Any adjustments above this setting will be inefficient and consume excessive energy. You are able to temporarily adjust the heating program by overriding or using the temperature hold feature.
Programmable room thermostats need a free flow of air to sense the temperature, so they must not be covered by curtains or blocked by furniture. Nearby heat sources, televisions, wall, or table lamps may also prevent the thermostat from working accurately.