Honeywell evohome ‘Smart’ Central Heating Control System
The Honeywell evohome ‘App’
The FOC evohome ‘App’ is available for both Apple and Android devices and to a large extent duplicates the functionality of the evohome Controller.
The interface is clear and intuitive and the ability to ‘copy and paste’ settings across rooms / days of the week etc. once again makes the initial set-
Quick Actions – ‘Economy Mode’, ‘Away’, ‘Day Off’, ‘Custom’ and
‘ All Off’
Room name, current temperature, set temperature
Heating settings, Security settings, Weather and Master settings
Individual Zone Settings:
Set timer switching points – programme the temperature and time of switching points
Current zone temperature
Target Temperature -
An option then appears to select a ‘cut-
Even when at home, it is sometimes just quicker to use the App to make an adjustment than the evohome Controller.
Honeywell has been careful to consider the security of remote control for the system – the owner needs to first establish an account on Honeywell’s evohome server and then to ‘connect’ their home system to this via their login (a one-
Placing their own server between any would-
‘If this, then that’ (IFTT):
One of the downsides of the evohome system in comparison with other smart heating systems has historically been its lack of integration with other ‘Smart’ systems, along with having no ability to sense the location of the home owner (to switch the heating off and on, for example as they leave or near home).
This has recently been addressed by the integration of evohome into the IFTT (‘If this then that’) App infrastructure.
The example command sequences here are simply to switch the heating back to normal (timer) mode when the owner nears home (top) and to switch it into ‘Away’ mode immediately when leaving home (bottom). It took less than five minutes work to set up this pair of command sequences.
With such a complex system, it is inevitable that once it had been running for a while one or two problems did come to light…