Simplicity, good value and an ‘excellent alternative’ Making sure we sell the best possible product to our customers is what drives us. In a time of high heating bills and climate change, we want Radbot to help UK households reduce costs and their carbon footprint....
We tested Radbot under scientific conditions and here’s what we found out… Saving energy and driving down energy bills is a key aim, not just for UK households, but also the Government. With targets to meet it’s calling on scientists to look at how we can reduce our...
Putting money where our mouth is, we sent our smart radiator thermostat out for review. Here’s what the experts said… This heating season, Radbot’s been working its magic to help drive down your energy bills. It’s been a busy time! So far so good. However, as...
Smart radiator thermostat meets industry money-saving standardsWe’re really excited to announce that Radbot is now an Energy Saving Trust Endorsed Product. This means we have met the Trust’s guidelines and standards to be officially recognised as a product that saves...
Smart radiator thermostats, pods and, yes, plastic can help reduce our carbon footprint Being part of the Radbot team not only means we want to help people save money on their energy bills, but we also want to help do our bit for the environment and reduce our carbon...
Will Radbot definitely work with my heating system?
Radbot works with all gas or oil central heating systems that use radiators. It is not suitable for electric storage heaters or heat pumps.
How does Radbot save energy?
It continually monitors the occupancy pattern of a room and only heats the room when it predicts someone will be there. By avoiding heating empty rooms Radbot is able to save up to 30% of your heating energy bill.
How does Radbot detect occupancy?
It monitors and detects changes in light levels within a room, such as lights being turned on/off or curtains being opened/closed. It also monitors user interaction with the device (e.g. setting the temperature or pressing the boost button). It uses this information within its unique occupancy algorithm to predict when a room will be occupied or unoccupied and sets the heating pattern accordingly.
Which rooms should I install Radbot in?
To maximise energy savings, we recommend installing it in the busiest rooms in your house – such as the living room, kitchen, children’s bedrooms, and so on. Make sure it isn’t hidden behind radiator covers, curtains or furniture.
Will I need a plumber or engineer to install Radbot?
If you already have thermostatic radiator valves, then no – it’s easy to install Radbot yourself. You just unscrew the existing valve and replace it with Radbot. If you don’t (i.e. if the valves on your radiator don’t have a numbered scale on them), you’ll need to get a plumber to change your valves before you can use Radbot.
What’s a thermostatic radiator valve?
With a thermostatic radiator valve (also called a TRV), you set the valve to the temperature you’d like a room to be. The valve then changes the flow of hot water to the radiator until it reaches that temperature. TRVs usually have a numbered scale around the top which you change by hand.
How long does the Radbot battery last?
Each Radbot valve uses two 1.5V (LR6) AA alkaline batteries and they last around two years. You can easily change them yourself when it’s needed.
I already have a smart thermostat, can I use Radbot as well
Radbot works completely independently to control the radiator on which it installed so it will not interfere with the operation of your smart home thermostat.