Smart thermostats are constantly gaining ground over their traditional equivalents. And here’s why: they are designed to improve energy efficiency and comfort in the home and in other buildings, while making them easier to manage. Three functions that Siemens’s new RDS 110 fulfils brilliantly. Let’s take a look at the main parameters you should take into account when choosing your thermostat.

First, let’s make it clear that, unlike other smart thermostats, the RDS 110 is not directly accessible to consumers. It is therefore necessary to go through our dedicated network of installers.

Energy efficiency: with or without the self-learning function?

Practically all smart thermostats allow the end-user to configure and monitor their energy consumption, but they do not all include self-learning algorithms, far from it! The RDS110 is the only one that can boast two patented self-learning algorithms.

  • Optimum Start Control: learns to determine with increasing precision the time required to heat a room, so that the thermostat starts up the heating at the absolutely optimum moment, thus avoiding wasting energy.
  • Adaptive Gain Control: analyzes the temperature variations in a room to gradually refine the functioning of a pre-heating system.

What types of sensors are integrated?

The comfort in a room does not exclusively depend on the temperature. However, some smart thermostats do not have sensors for monitoring and/or controlling air quality, for example. But the RDS 110 does. It allows the end-users not only to regulate the air’s humidity, but also to monitor the presence of volatile organic compounds or VOC (which may be harmful).

How user-friendly is this device?

The users will appreciate its intuitive navigation (a display that shows the essential information at a glance, for example) and simple commands by smartphone. But you will above all be won over by the speed with which it can be put into service. Because the RDS 110 allows you to connect up by WiFi in two simple steps on the device itself (WPS connection), unlike most similar thermostats which require the installation of an app beforehand.

Conclusion

Given the multiplicity of types and formats, it is essential to compare smart thermostats carefully (functionalities, software, labels, ease-of-use, etc.). At Siemens, we do all we can to create Perfect Places. That’s why we leave nothing to chance and have designed the RDS 110 with the greatest care.

Contact: daniel.chevalier@siemens.com