Flat batteries mean no heating?

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Markinburnley
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Flat batteries mean no heating?

Post by Markinburnley » 12 Apr 2015, 14:45

Hi
I am thinking of installing the Netatmo thermostat in my mother's house. She is sometimes a little forgetful and I am concerned that if the batteries in the thermostat go flat and she doesn't have a spare set to hand, then she would have no heating in her house.

The thermostat would be wireless, sitting on a table in her living room, where she spends most of her time.

Is my assumption correct - if batteries go flat then heating is lost? Or is there a way of manually turning the boiler on?

Thanks

Mark

gblades
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Re: Flat batteries mean no heating?

Post by gblades » 06 May 2015, 17:32

There is a button under the relay which you can use to toggle the heating on and off. It doesn't work if the thermostat is on (it just switches it back to what it thinks it should be) but when doing the initial testing or if the thermometer batteries fail you can make use of it.
Thermostat serial: j066806
(j063456 returned to Amazon as faulty)

at_pat
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Re: Flat batteries mean no heating?

Post by at_pat » 08 Mar 2018, 12:12

If the batteries fail can the phone app not control it? Negating the need to ever use the thermostat?

at_pat
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Re: Flat batteries mean no heating?

Post by at_pat » 20 Mar 2018, 11:56

I actually experienced that if the batteries are not replaced, the app fails to connect to the relay so I assume the thermostat needs to be working for the whole system to operate. The temp cannot be controlled from the app alone. :roll:

Michael0610
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Re: Flat batteries mean no heating?

Post by Michael0610 » 23 Mar 2018, 15:57

The easy solution could be that you replace batteri just before the heating season starts.
Or that you also have access to the account for the thermostat.

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