Wunda | WundaSmart

Wunda | WundaSmart

WundaSmart is a new smart heating system designed to give superior control of home central heating. Accurate, efficient controls save users money, energy and CO2 emissions, while bank-level encryption keeps data private. Even if the internet drops out on the coldest day of the year, WundaSmart will keep running and retain full accessibility, offering an alternative to the smart home heating category.

WundaSmart is the first smart heating control system from Wunda to launch to market. Heating can be controlled precisely from anywhere in the world with easy-to-tailor schedules – with control via app, voice or simple control panels.

Unlike some smart heating systems, WundaSmart uses wireless thermostats positioned away from the radiators, and additional temperature sensors built into the radiator heads. Together, both devices measure room temperature to within 0.2°C, as well as humidity. There are two thermostat designs: a simple, tamper-proof one that can be hidden and the WundaSmart Screen Thermostat with E Ink display and heating controls.

WundaSmart uses a low energy seeker signal RF (Radio Frequency) system to link devices, rather than the more commonly used Zigbee or Z-Wave system. Wunda’s RF means a longer range with no need for RF signal repeaters, better battery life and more rooms. WundaSmart supports up to 30 rooms and 50 radiators. It’s designed to work reliably even in large houses and period properties with thick walls.

Data and preferences are kept private, with usage data and settings stored in the HubSwitch (the central control unit) rather than relying exclusively on cloud storage. This means that even when the WiFi goes down while at home, users are still able to control the system via LAN (Local Area Network). WundaSmart stays fully functional and accessible via its hardware or using the App, the heating settings and schedules can be changed as normal. This is also why the system is ‘snoop free’. The data is decentralised and there is no online database recording every action.

Room temperatures are controlled and scheduled via app and can be zoned. The app is easy to use and three favourite room temperatures can be set –. one tap to choose eco, normal or cosy, for example.

Voice control can be through Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Geo-fencing can be used on a room by room, user by user basis, which triggers the heating based on smartphone location. WundaSmart also modulates; adjusting and optimising the heating use depending on current conditions to keep energy bills low.

WundaSmart is compatible with any water-based heating system. It can control radiators, water based underfloor heating and hot water storage tanks.

Wunda recommends the main component – the HubSwitch – is connected to the heat source by a certified heating engineer to avoid any complications. Installation is quick and painless, typically taking less than two hours. The HubSwitch is retrofitted to the boiler controls. WundaSmart smart radiator heads work on 90% of UK radiators and fit most others with an adaptor. Then wireless smart thermostats and radiators are placed throughout the house, paired with their rooms simply in the WundaSmart app.

The “Adaptive Start” mode even learns how long it takes rooms to warm up, so that radiators are turned on at the right time to reach the desired temperature.

“Thanks to the ‘WFH’ revolution, our home routine can differ greatly each day of the week. We wouldn’t control our lights from one light switch, yet many of us avoid ever touching our radiator heads, opting to control our heating from just one or two central thermostats and waste heat in unused rooms. As winter draws closer, we want to make the ability to zone the heating in each room around your schedule as accessible and personal as possible. Times are changing and we can control most of our lives from our phone, our new WundaSmart system extends this convenience to heating allowing consumers to save money on energy bills in the process,” says Sam Jump from Wunda.

Wunda’s UK based customer service team can be reached via phone, email, or live chat 6 days a week. Alternatively, most questions are answered quickly in the WundaSmart Support hub, linked to in the app and available online.

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