Saving money on energy is not always about having the heating off. The smart money is on active setpoint management that keeps things nice and cosy only when/where people are present. You're already half way there just by having an Evohome installation. The icing on the cake comes from adding EvoControl™ to actively manage Evohome in a really smart manner. Just tell Alexa that you've started a new Activity and EvoControl will adjust all your heating zones accordingly. Staying up a little later than usual? Tell Alexa to '…schedule BedTime for 23:30' and you won't waste heat upstairs unnecessarily. It's that easy!
EvoControl interfaces with Evohome via the Honeywell Home cloud (TCC), adding a myriad of convenience functions not currently available in Evohome itself. This includes Activities, Groups, Multiple Schedules, Bulk-Switchpoint Editing, Charting and Constrained Overrides. Short, spoken commands and/or touch-inputs on your Echo are translated into bursts of commands towards TCC, so that a single utterance can e.g. alter the setpoints of up to 12 zones at once. What's really beneficial in saving energy is that all EvoControl commands can be constrained with an until or duration such as '…until 18:30' or '…for 45 minutes'.
Schedules provide a static basis for assigning setpoints that work best when user-patterns are foreseeable. Because real-life use-patterns are not so predictable, EvoControl supports up to three named ABC schedules that can be uploaded to zones/groups (or even 'everywhere'/'the whole house') at will. Spontaneous schedule-edits can be made on the fly using your voice, e.g. by saying "Alexa, make it 20° in the Bedrooms at 9PM". In this way, an idea that comes into your mind now will be reflected later in Evohome. The great thing is, by queuing up that change the moment you think of it, you can't forget to do it later…
Alexa, set the Bedrooms Group to 21° for 30 mins
Alexa, activate 'Boost Upstairs' for 20 minutes
Alexa, make it 20° in the Livingroom & Kitchen
Alexa, set the TV Room to 20° until 8 PM
Alexa, set the Lounge to 22° for 40 minutes
Alexa, raise the whole house by 1° for an hour
Alexa, set the heating mode to Economy until 9 PM
Alexa, make it 22° in the Bedroom at 11 PM
Alexa, make it 18° at 5 PM for 45 mins
Alexa, make it 17° at 8 PM until 21:30
Alexa, set the Kids Rooms to 20°
Alexa, reduce the whole house by 1° for half an hour
Alexa, increase the Upstairs Rooms by 0.5° until 11PM
Alexa, set the system to Boost for 30 minutes
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