07 Jun The Power of Three
Following the success of its flagship zoning solution, Honeywell has unveiled the latest iteration of its evohome system featuring built in WiFi.
First launched in 2012 and with a colour screen version made available last year, this third generation of the evohome is set to further simplify the creation and control of heating zones in domestic properties.
As well as being the first choice for installers looking to create heating zones, evohome is also a connected heating control that can be managed using a smartphone or tablet.
The new evohome now has the home WiFi connection built into the evohome controller, and as a result will no longer require an additional Mobile Access Kit to communicate with the home broadband network.
Previously installers would also have had to install both the controller and a separate remote access gateway which had to be plugged into the home’s broadband router in order for the homeowner to remote control their heating via the app. Now with WiFi on board, the process is quicker and simpler, and there is no need to plug the new evohome into the router, freeing up an Ethernet port for another device.
evohome offers the ability to create and individually control up to 12 heating zones using wireless radiator controllers with digital flip-up screens. The colour touch screen controller features a user-friendly interface making programming easy for the homeowner.
It’s suitable for any wet hydronic system, with accessories sold to control underfloor heating, hot water and now, with the launch of the new evohome controller and an OpenTherm wireless relay box, evohome can provide an additional level of control for capable boilers.
Andy Mansfield, marketing communications manager at Honeywell, said: “At Honeywell we’re continually investing and innovating to make our award winning products even better.
“The evohome is a landmark system which is increasingly popular with installers seeking an easy-to-install wireless and internet-enabled system with zoning capabilities.
“Installers who want to purchase the third generation evohome should look out for the ‘WiFi on board’ splash on the packaging.”
The system is part of a range of internet-enabled heating controls from Honeywell, which is designed to give installers greater choice when responding to the needs of their customers. This range includes the Single Zone wireless room thermostat and the Voice activated thermostat, which can both be controlled remotely via a smartphone or tablet.
The new evohome with built-in WiFi is available from all good merchants from June 2015.