I just want to give you a feed back of what I’m testing right know: radiator valves.
I’m a Tado° (V3, not V3+) user for more than 1,5 year know and I’m super happy with them and the app.
As a new Homey user, I wanted to try new things (z-wave things) and make them works with my existing Tado° setup.
That’s why I bought this:
- Danfoss LC-13
- Fibaro FGT-001
- Eurotronic Spirit
Tado°: The device looks great and robust, no cheap, it’s not so light. You have to turn it to change the temperature. When you change the temperature manually or remotely, the temperature appears on the device. I like it.
Danfoss: It looks “pro” too, no toy. The device is lighter than a Tado but it’s ok. There are (hard) buttons to control the temperature. It’s less convenient than turning as a Tado°. There is a screen but if you’re not just in front of it you just see nothing: bad point !
Fibaro: I love so much the design. It’s not a big thing it’s just good to see it on a radiator. The quality is good as Danfoss and Tado. Bad point: you cannot see the target temperature on it… you have to understand colored circle to know if it’s cold or hot.
Eurotronic: That’s the one I love the less… It looks like it’s big for nothing if you see what I mean… Buttons look a little bit cheap BUT there is a screen (better than the one on Danfoss) and it’s really cool.
Tado° is super easy to install (hardware/software). Download the app, us QR Codes to add devices, create rooms and it’s done.
Danfoss Installing the device on my radiator was easy (there are all easy to install) but I had some difficulties to add it on my Homey z-wave network. Know it’s ok.
Fibaro A nightmare ! The valve is still not installed. Pairing was difficult (started pairing and after few moment “No device found”…). The calibration is not good at all (maybe my fibaro has a problem), he doesn’t “close” the radiator.
Eurotronic: the best one ! 5mins to put it on my radiator, install app on homey and add this device on it. What a pleasure !
Tado° Homey app is also great and provide different useful cards to create flows. There is also a “Tado Device” which provides weather/position/outside temperature/solar intensity that can be nice too when you create your flows.
Danfoss There is no temperature reporting with this valve and i’ts a little bit annoying ! Cards are very limited (you can only change temperature).
Fibaro I don’t know yet ! But it looks like temperature is not well reported as other Fibaro sensors I have btw.
Eurotronic The one I prefer (with Tado°). You can manage “modes” (eco, manual, off,…) and temperature for sure.
At this point, I still prefer my tado valves BUT I’m really impressed by Eurotronic Spirit and super disapointed by Fibaro (again - maybe it’s because I use fibaro devices with Homey and it’s not enough optimized…).
I will use them and give you feedbacks. If you have questions, I wrote this for that
If you’ve tried this devices or other devices, I can add your feedback to this post !
Feedbacks from other users
– @Undutchable “Personally I do prefer the Easy use of smart schedules on a smart phone, over the Design, Use and Install. I’m happy with Tado V3+.”
– @Xtasy: “I personally use the Spirits and I agree with you, design wise they aren’t perfect. They are a little too big but I really like their reliability.”
– @Lennard: “I must say that I am VERY happy with them from day one. Cosmetically they aren’t that great, but they do their job (quick response, and they feed back temperature reliably) I bought a pink ‘cap’ (iin stead of the white or gray one they ship with) for my the one in my daughter’s bedroom and that looks okay-ish now (she’s happy with it )”
– @Brinkie: “Right now I have one Eurotronic Spirits valve installed a few weeks ago for testing purposes and I’m very happy with it. I’m probably going to replace all other valves in my home as well with Eurotronic Spirits.”
–@mapulu: “The radiator valves from Devolo looks the same like from Danfoss. But the Devolo did report the actual temperature which the Danfos doesn’t.”