Heat your home the smart way – Eve Thermo Review

Heat your home the smart way – Eve Thermo Review


Do you want to learn how you can save on your heating bill with the help of a smart thermostat Well, then you’ve come to the right place What up guys welcome back to another episode my name is Atti Bear and with today’s video I am launching a little kind of mini series where I will cover different kind of smart home accessories which will make your life easier and in the end even will help you to reduce your Overall costs of your apartment in today’s episode. I first will cover the elgato eve thermostat I will not only show you what the eve thermo actually can do and what comes in the box with it I will also show you how you can remove your old manual trv and Replace it with the eve thermo in the process, by the way If you don’t know what TRV stands for it’s the short name for the thermostat that sits on top of your radiator So with that said as always let’s begin with a look into the box Okay, so as we know with the products from Eve you always get a really nice packaging So what do we have? here We have the Eve thermo itself from a build quality standpoint and a design standpoint rather slick designs, so Looks good. Feels good doesn’t feel cheap at all. So what else do we have in this package? we have a bunch of Adapter so based on the heating system that is installed at your home. You will need additional adapters in order to mount the thermo at your heater so with these adapters you can adapt the Eve Thermo to any kind of radiator you have at home And naturally you also get two AA batteries to power up your Eve thermo in order to install the batteries within the Eve Thermo look for the little Eve logo on the bottom apply some force on the bottom here and then Pull the lid off the eve thermo and then you reveal the battery compartment Hiding under the lid you will also find the reset button for the eve Thermo And if you installed your batteries just put the lid back on and push it right back in Now, you know what comes with the eve thermo the next thing you need to do is to pair the eve thermo with your homekit let’s begin by firing up the eve app now head over to accessories and hit the plus button This will enable you to add different accessories that are in pairing mode to your home environment Let’s select the Eve Thermo after a few seconds, you will be prompted with the camera app So you can scan the homekit setup code this code is located on a sticker that can be found on the back of your eve thermo after your Accessory is added to your home. You need to assign it to a certain room. You either can choose from the ones you already have Or you add an extra room if you decide to create a new room You can choose from a wide variety of preset rooms Or you can also create your own ones give the room a name and select the corresponding logo now You have to name your accessory the name your choosing here will be the one that Siri responds to if you want to adjust any of your settings With this in mind choose a unique name after we finished our initial setup. It’s now time to replace our old manual thermostat trv with our new smart thermostat To remove your old thermostat you need access to the securing this ring can sometimes hide under covers But don’t worry those covers can be removed easily in order to make the removal of the thermostat easier Turn it all the way up and after that try to loosen the securing Now it’s time to mount your new eve thermostat You just need to tighten in the security ring by hand as far as you can now go back to the eve app and hit Calibrate you can hear how the thermostat is adjusting itself to your valve this step is crucial because you’re eve thermo needs to learn in which position it is heating and in which position it will Actually turn off your radiator. This step needs to be repeated. Every time you place the thermostat on a different radiator Another thing I like about the eve thermo is the possibility to choose the orientation of the display on the thermostat itself So this is something not every vendor is Offering at the moment at this point eve thermo is ready to go and you can finally enjoy our new smart thermostat But within the eve app there are way more features you can benefit from so let’s take a closer look one thing I totally love about the eve accessories is the fact that they always store Statistical data within the app and there is no limitation how long they store it for so from the point you install your accessory They start to record Temperature power consumption and all kinds of other data will be stored with the accessory So if you open up the accessory You will at first see the last few hours that your accessory has been running in the case of the eve thermo you can see whether your heating was active or Disabled and you can also see the progression of the temperature within the room on top of that You can also access the historical data and choose where you want to display them within hours days weeks or even months so this will give you a great overview if you have a longer heating period or if you’re using for example the smart plugs you will see how the energy consumption over the time Developed with the eve thermo you not only can control your heating manually or from a remote distance You can also use scheduling if you want to set up scheduling you are automatically presented with some presets you naturally can define your own presets and Set the times according to your daily routines Even if you activate scheduling you always can override the schedule with a manual Control either is through the app or through a manual input on the thermostat itself within the eve app You will also find a vacation mode. If you activate it. It will automatically create a vacation mode within your homekit So the moment you leave for your vacation you activate that you are on a leaf and if you come back you deactivate it and the heating will resume the normal schedule a feature, especially users with an older heating system will appreciate is the valve protection So these valves tend to get stuck if they are set to a certain position for a longer period of time in order to prevent that the eve thermo will once a day Open the valve completely and close it back up within a short period of time So the moment you activate the feature The time will be set and every day at this point in time the valve will open and close So there are no more stucks valves at the end of the heating period or at the beginning of it the eve thermo Naturally is also supporting open window detection It is either detecting it by a huge temperature drop which will pause the heating for 10 minutes or it is connected to a eve Window and door sensor at this point in time Eve is only supporting their own window and door sensors So if you have any additional window sensors at home? They will not be able to pause right off the box the heating in that room So what is my overall impression about the eve thermo? I’ve been using it for a whole winter this year and I have to say that it’s a great solid product Every time I wanted to heating to be turned on it was on and every time I wanted to be off it was off it Does what it is supposed to do and that’s pretty much it. There is only one caveat with the whole eve Eco system. The legacy devices are relying on a Bluetooth connection so this means you will always have to have an home Pod an iPad or an iPhone within the vicinity of the accessories you want to control those need to Access to your homekit hub if they don’t have access to it, you will not be able to control them remotely or if you’re out of reach of the Individual accessory nevertheless there is light at the end of the tunnel because Eve just recently released first Accessories that will connect to your Wi-Fi. So the days of the Bluetooth connections will be gone So I am expecting in the next versions of these accessories They will include Wi-Fi at least I hope so apart from the Bluetooth thing It’s an absolute pleasure to have the eve thermo within my home I don’t need to always open up the radiator before I go to sleep to have a warm bathroom in the morning So this is really a blast and it will save energy and in the end We will save penguins who don’t wants to save penguins So what do you think about the eve thermo is the eve thermo a product you would consider for your home yourself? Or are you maybe considering other smart thermostat products? Let me know down in the comments below and also if you have some questions about the configurations I took also hit me up and I will post an article about the eve Thermostat on my website atti-bear.com so head over there if you have any additional questions So with that said don’t forget to Like subscribe share and well, I see you guys in the next one

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