Wave Control And Device

Wave. Smart heating and hot water control on the go.

The Wave smart control is the first of a new generation of Worcester controls.

The Wave is a smart, internet-connected programmable control for central heating and hot water which can be operated using a smart phone or tablet.

The Wave's innovative programming enables it to have an 'intelligent conversation' with the boiler and take advantage of advanced control features such as weather and load compensation.

Simple to fit

The Wave is easy to install, requiring just a low voltage 2-core wire connection between the control and the boiler. All other connections are via the Wi-Fi network.

Unlike standard weather compensation controls, the Wave does not need an external wired sensor. Instead, the Wave uses online data which significantly reduces installation time and cost.

The Wave is compatible with many Greenstar gas-fired boilers and it can also be retrofitted for use with some previous Worcester appliances.

All you need is:

  • Worcester Wave control
  • Compatible Worcester Boiler
  • Wi-Fi enabled broadband router - 802.11 b/g
  • The Wave app on an compatible Apple or Android Device

Compatibility overview

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Provided optional integral diverter valve is installed
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Manufactured after July 2013
Manufactured after 16th January 2007 with software version CF12.10 onwards.
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Manufactured after February 2011.

Wave compatible Devices

  • Apple® devices running iOS5.1 and higher
  • Android™ devices running 2.2, 2.3 or 4.0 and higher
Available on the App Store Android app on Google Play

Simple to use

The Wave's intuitive and modern design ensures it is very simple to operate using either its in-built touchscreen or via the Wave app. Simply download the Wave app to your compatible device to take control of your heating system from anywhere in the world where an internet connection is available.

An installation and operating manual is provided with each control and there are a number of helpful videos to provide further detail on specific functions.

Should you temporarily lose your internet connection, the Wave will continue to operate as an intelligent heating and hot water control simply by using the last saved programme settings.

Adapting to your needs.

Each Wave control is supplied with a pre-set programme that can then be easily modified to suit your requirements.

The Wave is highly adaptable and can be programmed to 'pair' with up to eight devices, which it automatically sense when people are at home. However, sensing to an individual device can be turned off if required.

Unlike most other smart heating controls, the Wave can also programme the hot water settings, providing additional energy savings and comfort.

The Wave will remember preferred programme settings to make these easily available and features a 'holiday programme', requiring just a start and finish date.

For security and peace of mind, all the Wave's data is owned by the user, ensuring no information is shared with other parties.

Did you know?

Modern condensing boilers are most efficient when the central heating system runs at lower temperatures.

Weather and load compensation reduce water temperatures and therefore increase efficiency, without compromising user comfort.

Enhanced energy efficiency.

The Wave's advanced programming enables it to have an 'intelligent conversation' with the boiler to take advantage of control features such as weather and load compensation. This ensures that the boiler modulates its performance to meet the needs of each household, providing the optimum balance of comfort and efficiency.

The Wave app allows you to see a chart of your heating and hot water usage so that you can easily identify where potential savings could be made.

For example, when you turn your room temperature down a leaf symbol will appear to indicate additional savings are being made.

In the forthcoming ErP Directive (Energy-related Products Directive) coming out of Europe, smart controls like the Wave are recognised as improving the system efficiency by at least 4%, resulting in lower fuel bills.

Check which features are enabled for your current set-up

Select your device and boiler/system to see the compatibility list.

Advanced Features

  • Weather Compensation

    Wave uses outside temperature at your geographical location to maintain a comfortable temperature within your home.

  • Home Presence Detection

    Your Wave knows when you are home by sensing the presence of your smart devices and takes control of your heating.

  • Boiler Codes

    Any boiler fault codes are sent to the Wave app.

  • Shower Timer

    Control the maximum time that you would like your hot water to be available for your shower.

  • Energy History Graphs

    View your gas usage graph either cumulatively for the whole year or each month.

Basic Features

  • Demo Mode

    Become familiar with the Wave app even before your Wave is installed. This mode allows you to ‘play’ with the app without making any changes that will effect your heating or hot water.

  • Holiday Mode/Holiday as Sunday

    Set a start and finish date or time so that the home is heated or not heated whilst you are away, or if there is a single day when you know that you will be at home you can heat your home the same as if this day was a Sunday.

  • Central Heating Optimum Start

    Your boilers burner will fire earlier to reach your required temperature sooner, ensuring comfort for when you arrive home or wake up.

* Manufactured after 16th January 2007 with software version CF12.10 onwards. Please check your boiler conforms to this.

For information about your boiler's manufactured date and software version please contact Technical Support on 0330 123 3366.

** provided optional integral diverter valve is installed

For information about your boiler's manufactured date and software version please contact Technical Support on 0330 123 3366.

** provided optional integral diverter valve is installed

For information about your boiler's manufactured date and software version please contact Technical Support on 0330 123 3366.

* Manufactured after 16th January 2007 with software version CF12.10 onwards. Please check your boiler conforms to this.

Provided optional integral diverter valve is installed

For information about your boiler's manufactured date and software version please contact Technical Support on 0330 123 3366.

Want to know more?

Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers to help you gain a more in-depth understanding of the Wave.

1

How much is the Wave app?

The Wave app including all future updates is free of change.

2

Does the Wave come with a guarantee?

Yes, the Wave comes with a 2 year guarantee however it will also carry the same guarantee as the boiler, if the two are installed at the same time.

3

How many smart devices can be linked to the Wave and which one does the Wave 'listen' to?

The Wave can be linked with up to 8 devices, however the one with the highest central heating temperature requirement will take priority.

4

Where is the best place to install the Wave in the home?

The Wave operates by sensing the air temperature therefore it's important that it is in a clear flow of air that is representative of the house. Industry guidance and good practice is to locate the thermostat in the hall or landing away from direct sunlight or secondary heating.

5

What happens if I lose my internet connection?

If the connection is lost, the Wave can be operated manually. However the timed heating and hot water programme will not function until the internet connection is re-established.

6

If I lose my smart phone can I still operate my heating?

Yes, the Wave can be controlled manually without the smart phone.

7

Does the Wave switch between British summer and winter time automatically?

Yes, when the Wave is first installed it will establish its location and set the time and date automatically. GMT updates also happen automatically.

8

Where is my data stored?

One of the advantages of the Wave is that the data is not stored on the server - everything is stored on the Wave itself. Therefore you own your own data. The Wave automatically checks the server every night to see if any updates are available. These updates are then installed automatically meaning that that you can benefit from all updates to the Waves features and functions.

9

Can I use the Wave to control more than one part of my home e.g. more than one heating zone?

No, the Wave is currently only designed to control one heating and one hot water zone.

10

Where can I download the Wave app from?

You can download the Wave app from the iTunes store and the Google Play Store

Find a local installer

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After calculating the best system for your home, your installer will then come and visit you at home to assess your heating and hot water needs and give you a free estimate.

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