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Chowmain releases tado driver for Control4 providing bi-directional control and feedback over tado's range of smart thermostats, hvac controllers and radiator valves.

tado is a developer of energy conservation technology designed to offer heating control systems for private homes and small businesses. The company's technology offers a mobile application that automatically detects a user's proximity to their residence and adjusts the temperature of the air conditioner accordingly, enabling users to optimize energy consumption at home without sacrificing comfort.

tado° works with all common heating systems as well as with most thermostatic radiator valves.

Integration to Control4 allows dealers to integrate boilers, underfloor heating, radiators and IR based airconditioning / heating systems with bi-directional control and feedback.

Driver Features

  • Two way control and feedback over room temperature, humidity, setpoints, hvac modes, fan speeds, and swing control using the Control4 thermostat UI.
  • Hot water control if zone is setup in Tado.
  • Automatic setup of zone capabilities.
  • Automatic import of zones found in Tado home.
  • Automatic renaming of zones in Control4.
  • Periodic polling of zone statuses to keep the Control4 UI in sync. This gives the client the ability to use both the Control4 and Tado app.

Tado Zones Supported

  • Air Conditioning
    • Off, Auto, Heat, Cool, Dry, Fan modes (If AC Unit supports it)
    • Setpoint selection
    • Fan speed selections
    • Swing control selections
    • Presets and scheduling
  • Heating
    • Off, Heat modes
    • Setpoint selection
    • Presets and scheduling
  • Hot Water
    • Auto adds and binds Control4 generic radiator driver
    • On/Off control


What products are supported?

Why is this product so exciting?

In Australia and New Zealand (and other countries) HVAC integration has been hard because HVAC companies do not utilise the honeywell based wiring that most smart thermostats like Nest, Control4 and Honeywell use. Split Systems have been extremely hard as traditionally they only offer IR based remote controls. In the past we have integrated these systems by learning every combination of IR code however this is extremely time consuming.

With Tado, installers can now easily integrate HVAC systems into Control4. On top of that, it is easily retrofittable into homes so dealers can now revisit old customers with compatible HVAC systems to upgrade their home automation system and integrate their HVAC systems without additional wiring.

Where do I buy Tado from?

The Tado Smart AC Control V3+ is available from various retailers off the shelf (Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Pb Tech etc). The other Tado products can be purchased online from Amazon or directly from the Tado website.

What climate control systems will Tado work with?

Supported Manufacturers include (but not limited to)

  • Vaillant
  • Worcester
  • Intergas
  • Junkers
  • Remeha
  • Baxi
  • Ideal
  • Viessmann
  • Nefit
  • Saunier Duval
  • and more

To check compatibility, see their website. https://www.tado.com/all-en/compatibility

How do I know if my AC is compatible with the Smart AC Control?

If your AC has an infrared remote and the remote displays the current settings, tado is most likely compatible.

Do I need an Internet Bridge for Control4 Integration?

If your install consists of only the Tado Smart AC Control V3+ units, you won't need an internet bridge as they connect to the home wifi network. Any other Tado products will require the Tado Internet bridge.

Can I do scheduling in the Control4 app?

Yes, our driver has built in presets and scheduling.

Are there any other important things to know about this product?

Tado integration requires an active and stable internet connection as control and feedback is achieved via the cloud. Unfortunately, there is no local API for the product.

I want to try this driver out before buying it?

All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial.

How do I find out more information about the driver?

Please see the links below for more information about the driver.

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