Installing Honeywell Relays - Heating and Hotwater

Adding Honeywell Connected and evohome wireless control of your heating and hot water systems is easy to do.

This guide shows how to install the Honeywell Connected and Honeywell evohome systems into a typical home heating system.

Typical Heating and Hot Water System

Typical Heating and Hot-water SystemFigure 1: Typical Heating and Hot-water System.

A typical heating and hot-water system is shown in Figure 1 most of the complex wiring is excluded from the diagram as you do not need to change that, we've kept the following diagrams just focused around the existing timer/controller's wiring - they should be easy to follow and easy to install.

Using Connected Thermostat or evohome for Heating only

All the Honeywell wireless thermostats use the same style relay to control the heating, this makes it quite easy to show how to why any of them into typical systems.

Typical Heating and Hot-water SystemFigure 2: Using Connected Thermostat or evohome for Heating only.

In Figure 2 the Honeywell relay is wired in 'parallel' with the existing controller/timer. When wired this way, turn the timer's Heating channel Off and turn the existing wired thermostat to maximum. This allows the Honeywell relay to control the boiler - it will be controlled by the Honeywell Connected Thermostat or evohome controller, which can be positioned anywhere in your home.

Using evohome for Heating and Hot-water

The evohome system can be used to control your heating and hot-water systems. Extending the control to include hot-water control is shown in Figure 3, again this retains the existing controller, this time both Heating and Hot-Water channels are turned off. This is a good way to start as you always have the ⌥ of using the existing controller/timer if you need to.

Typical Heating and Hot-water SystemFigure 3: Using evohome for Heating and Hot-water (existing controller in place).

In Figure 4, we have completely removed the existing controller timer, evohome is the permanent heating and hot-water controller.

Typical Heating and Hot-water SystemFigure 4: Using evohome for Heating and Hot-water (existing controller replaced).

Using Connected Thermostat or evohome for Combi Boiler

Combi boilers are slightly less complex as they only have a timer to control the heating system, hot-water is produced on demand and has no timer or controller. In Figure 5 we show a typical system. In this case the boiler uses the timer's 'dry' contacts (volt-free) which act just like a simple switch (open or closed).

Typical Heating and Hot-water SystemFigure 5: Typical Combi Boiler Heating system.

Wiring in the Honeywell relay to this system is shown in Figure 6, it is very similar to Figure 3. The main idfference is that there is no link wire between the L and A terminals as you do not want to feed Live (230V) onto the switch contacts.

Typical Heating and Hot-water SystemFigure 6: Using Connected Thermostat or evohome with a Combi Boiler.

That covers most of the combinations we can think of. More information is provided in the Honeywell Installation Guide.

 

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Updated: 15/06/2015