8 November 2023

Create smart automations with scenes and routines for heating

With FRITZ!OS 7.57 and later, scenes and routines can be used to create a wide range of automatisms and if-then combinations in the FRITZ! Smart Home. This means a wide range of uses are possible – including for heating. In this article we present a few examples.

Leaving the house and coming home

The two scenes "Leaving home" and "Coming home" are already preset in the FRITZ!Box user interface, but can also be changed individually if necessary:

When you leave the house in the morning, the “Leaving home” scenario can be used to switch off a FRITZ!DECT 500 LED light and set the FRITZ!DECT 302 and 301 radiator controls to the cool-down temperature.

“Coming home” works exactly the other way around: the lights turn on and the heating is set to the comfort temperature. So not only will it be pleasantly warm, but you'll also have light.

Prevent mold in the bedroom

Low temperatures are better for sleeping so it's best to keep heating in the bedroom to a minimum. However, the temperature should not fall below 16 degrees - otherwise there is a risk of mold forming. To prevent this, a suitable routine can be set in combination with the FRITZ!DECT 440 four-way switch and the FRITZ!DECT 302 & 301 radiator controls:

Whenever the FRITZ!DECT 440 measures a temperature of less than 16 degrees in the bedroom, the heating in the bedroom is switched on. Either a fixed target temperature or the comfort temperature can be selected.

Tip: The FRITZ!Smart Gateway brings support for Zigbee LED lights to your FRITZ! Smart Home. These can then also be used for scenes and routines.

A warm bathroom in the morning

If you don't usually get up at a fixed time each morning, a timer in the bathroom isn't necessarily the ideal solution. Even so, you don't have to freeze and go without a warm bathroom:

For example, it's possible to use a routine to turn on the heating when the light in the bathroom is turned on. When the light goes out again, the temperature on the radiator control is automatically reduced.

Avoid frost damage to plants, appliances and drinks

Basements and garages are often used for storage space. However, these rooms are often not connected to the central heating. This means there is a risk that sensitive objects such as varnishes & paints, battery-operated garden tools or even plants and drinks are exposed to the cold in winter. This in turn can cause frost damage, which can, however, be avoided with automation:

Depending on the measured temperature, the heater or another heat source such as a radiator or fan heater connected to a FRITZ!DECT 200 or 210 smart plug turns on in the affected room. This is effective in preventing frost damage.

Give it a go

Scenes and routines are powerful assistants in the Smart Home and make everyday life easier.

There are many more applications that can be customized to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Why not try out the many possibilities for yourself?