Electrical Contracting News (ECN) June 2016 - Page 47

RENEWABLES & SUSTAINABILITY SPECIAL FEATURE CREATE AND CONTROL With demand side reduction becoming even more of a priority for government, smart heating controls are coming to the fore. Particularly impactful are smart, multi-zoned heating controls like the evohome from Honeywell. First launched in 2012 and with a colour screen version made available in 2014, the third generation of the evohome features Wi-Fi onboard, further simplifying the creation and control of heating zones in domestic properties. With the ability to programme up to 12 heating zones, the evohome has built a reputation for ease of use and reliability. evohome can be managed using a smartphone or tablet, enabling consumers to take better control of their heating for greater comfort and efficiency. This smart control is suitable for any wet hydronic system, with accessories sold to control underfloor heating, hot water and an OpenTherm wireless relay box, providing an additional level of control for compatible boilers. Another benefit of this smart heating control is that under the new EU Energy related Products (ErP) directive, an evohome system has a class VIII five per cent ERP effici