Thu. Oct 6th, 2022
The first Xiaomi Aqara thermostatic head arrives in France

The Aqara brand, which is part of the Xiaomi brand ecosystem, goes a step further in France by marketing a new product there. It is a thermostatic head, the E1, compatible with HomeKit, Google Home or even Alexa.

The Aqara E1 thermostatic head // Source: Aqara

Attached to the Xiaomi Smart Home ecosystem, Xiaomi’s Aqara brand is mainly present in China. It is certainly not very rooted in France, but she arrives little by little. Last May, Aqara launched the Smart Door Lock A100 Zigbee, a connected lock that has not been launched in Europe since then. On this occasion, Aqara goes one step further with us with its E1 connected thermostatic head.

Automate your heating adjustment

An attached thermostatic head replaces the head found on our radiators. Its function is to control the heating in each radiator independently. For the E1, it can be set to ” hydronic heaters, including wall heaters, heated towel rails, and even heated floors “.

Aqara announces that ” This radiator thermostat is compatible with most radiator valves with its M30*1.5mm threaded connection and supplied adapters for RA, RAV and RAVL1 valves “. The Aqara E1 works with two AA batteries that allow the thermostatic head to be used for one year.

Source: Akara

One of the arguments of the Chinese manufacturer is that his head can receive temperature measurements from sensors connected to Aqara. in some heads classics This is an internal sensor whose measurements may be distorted due to its proximity to the radiator. In the uses, the brand says that we can imagine a scenario in which the head cuts off the heating” when a door or window is left open, to reduce energy waste “.

A connected thermostatic head compatible with various home automation systems

The manufacturer declares that its connected object is compatible with the Zigbee 3.0 protocol. It adds that you will be entitled to an OTA upgrade through your Zigbee hub for your E1 head to support the Matter protocol.

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The Aqara Home app // Source: Aqara

Your thermostatic head is already compatible with HomeKit, Google Home, Alexa, Home Assistant and IFTTT. Through the Aqara Home application, you can program the radiators according to the hours of presence of the inhabitants. The heating can also be activated when you return home, or depending on the weather.

The Aqara E1 connected thermostatic head is available on Amazon in France at 89.57 euros.

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