Vaillant has brought out what it says is its most advanced range of controls yet. The sensoCOMFORT and sensoHOME controls have been developed in response to feedback from consumers and installers. They provide increased connectivity, a smart modern design and are straightforward to use: with just a few simple touches, customers can set their perfect heating schedule.
Both models come with load compensation and weather compensation as standard*, while the wired sensoCOMFORT can control up to five heating zones with individual room temperatures. Both the wired and wireless versions of the sensoCOMFORT are compatible with the sensoAPP and renewable heating technologies such as heat pumps.
For bigger properties, including shared homes or light commercial properties, the sensoNET internet gateway, when paired with ambiSENSE smart radiator valves, enables up to 20 individual heating zones to be created.
Commissioning is guided, using the in-built eBUS connection. The controls are able to scan the entire system for components, and the eBUS intelligent communication protocol means they synchronise seamlessly with any Vaillant boiler, providing constant and precise control for increased energy efficiency.
The sensoCOMFORT and sensoHOME controls also alert consumers when a service is required or if a fault has occurred.
The new energy dashboard** feature on the senso controls range gives increased visibility of energy usage to help reduce energy wastage.
Pairing the sensoCOMFORT with Vaillant’s sensoAPP allows total control of the heating system at home and on the go, while also notifying users about the status of their heating system, including when maintenance is required. The sensoAPP is fully compatible with ambiSENSE to give you control of individual rooms.
Steve Keeton, training and technologies director at Vaillant, says: “After working closely with our installers, and listening to what homeowners want, we’ve developed our brand new senso range of controls.
“Not only are they easy to install, but they offer the functions we know homeowners want, such as a sleek touch interface design and the increased precision when it comes to controlling their heating systems when away from the home, helping to make their homes more efficient.”
The company has also extended the guarantees on its controls range to match the boiler or heat pump with which it’s installed with, up to 10 years.
*sensoHOME requires outdoor weather sensor
**sensoNET (VR 921) required to view energy dashboard on the sensoHOME