Where’s the best place to put your Cosy display?

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The great thing about Cosy is that it’s portable. This means that whether you’re watching TV in the bedroom or reading in the living room, you can take your Cosy display with you and keep cosy wherever you are.

To dock, or not to dock your Cosy display, that is the question!

After doing a quick straw poll of Cosy users here at Cosy Towers, it seems there’s roughly a 50:50 split between those who leave their display sitting on its charging dock (mostly in the living room) all the time and those who take Cosy with them wherever they are in their homes.

We opened the poll up to Twitter followers too (asking where their Cosy display spent most of its time) and the results were pretty similar…

Whether you dock or not though, it’s worth taking a look at these top tips for making sure your home stays as cosy as possible.

Remember to put Cosy back on its dock at the end of the day

If you do move your Cosy around the house, be sure to pop it back on its docking station at the end of the day to let it charge up overnight – it takes a full 24 hours for the display to charge to 100%. The Cosy display can only last on its battery charge for around a day, on average, before running out of juice.

Don’t leave Cosy in direct sunlight 

This means window ledges and conservatories are a Cosy no-go (since your Cosy, feeling the heat increase, will counteract this by reducing the temperature across the rest of your house too). It’s also worth being aware of how the sun moves across your house during the day. You may have popped your Cosy on a coffee table out of direct sunlight in the morning but during the day the sun might track across it, affecting your temp readings.

Place Cosy out of reach of pets (and kids)

We don’t know about you, but we don’t trust our furry, four-legged friends not to crank the heating up as soon as we’ve left the house! Maybe you have more trustworthy pets than us, but it’s sill a good idea not to leave your Cosy on any surfaces where it might get knocked off by wagging tails.

Don’t leave Cosy in drafts

Again, window ledges are generally not a good idea – unless you have some type of super-duper quadruple-glazed windows! Here your Cosy, feeling the drop in temperature will, in turn, raise the temperature across the whole of the rest of your house. Leaving Cosy in the hall is also one to avoid. Yes, we know that’s where traditional thermostats have always lived but that doesn’t mean placing one there is the best idea ever!

Watch out for hot spots!

If you have the fire on in your home, be sure to move your Cosy into a different room before things start heating up – otherwise you’ll end up with a super toasty lounge whilst the rest of the house heads back into the Ice Age.

Also, be careful not to leave Cosy on top of any appliances (we’re looking at your Mr TV and Ms DVD player) that have a habit of warming up when they’re switched on as these could also throw your Cosy temperature readings.

So, whether you’re a leaver or a mover… 

At the end of the day, whether you move your Cosy around or leave it in one place, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter though is that you keep Cosy away from direct sunlight, drafts, hot spots, oh and pets!

So, are you a leaver or a mover? We’d love to hear where you keep your Cosy. Pop your comments and Cosy questions in the box below and we’ll answer them for you.

Your comments

  • Didn’t know you could move it.

    Posted by: Jurgen Halligan on 28 October 2016 at 5:36 pm

  • My cosy isn’t working it hasn’t worked for a long time
    I did ring up but nothing has been done about it

    Posted by: Barbara on 28 October 2016 at 6:39 pm

  • This is all very well to say don’t leave Cosy in direct sunlight, but your system still isn’t clever enough to stop the house overheating when the sun comes out on an otherwise cool day. I’ve mentioned this before and been met by a deafening silence

    Posted by: Peter Hindley on 28 October 2016 at 8:56 pm

  • Hello

    Warning:
    When the Cosy display runs out of charge, the heating turns on constantly.
    As the boiler thermostat is set to maximum, this is problematic whilst you are away from home.

    Posted by: Ian Holmes on 29 October 2016 at 5:32 am

  • If you leave your cosy on the charging dock it gets warm and so gives an incorrect reading. If you normally leave your cosy on the dock and want a small bost in tempriture take it off the dock and leave it next to the dock so it cools down and turns the heating on sooner.

    Posted by: Bryan on 31 October 2016 at 10:21 am

  • Hello Ian. Don’t worry, this isn’t the case at all – your heating won’t turn on to max constantly where Cosy runs out of charge! In this situation, where the connection is lost, Cosy will tell your boiler to fire for around 10 mins every hour (to stop your house from getting too cold and to protect your pipes from frost) until Cosy is placed back on its dock and is charging again. Hope that helps? Michelle

    Posted by: Michelle Harrison on 31 October 2016 at 11:00 am

  • Hi Jurgen. Yes, if you take the Cosy Display off its docking station you can take it with you and keep cosy in whichever room you’re in. The display has a battery life of around a day so we’d recommend replacing Cosy on its dock at the end of each day to recharge. Any more questions – give us a shout! Michelle

    Posted by: Michelle Harrison on 31 October 2016 at 12:02 pm

  • Need to.speak to a cosy installerror. Thanks

    Posted by: Dr Yohini Ariyanayagam on 31 October 2016 at 1:09 pm

  • Hi Barbara, we’re sorry to hear this. If you’d be able to give us a few more details (including your previous support ticket number) by filling in the form on this page: http://cubiq.geotogether.com/support/cosy/ a member of our support team will be back in touch to help as soon as they can. Thanks 🙂 Michelle

    Posted by: Michelle Harrison on 31 October 2016 at 1:20 pm

  • Hi Yohini. If you could drop our support team a line (email: cservices@geotogether.com) with details of your scheduled installation date etc, they will be able to help you. Thanks 🙂 Michelle

    Posted by: Michelle Harrison on 31 October 2016 at 2:50 pm

  • Hi Bryan. We updated Cosy a while back to make the temperature readings more accurate and to account for any rise in temp that the charging of the battery might cause. If you believe Cosy is displaying incorrect temperature please get in touch with our support team by filling out the form here http://cubiq.geotogether.com/support/cosy/ They will be able to look into this for you further and double-check that your Cosy has been updated to the latest version. Thanks, Michelle

    Posted by: Michelle Harrison on 31 October 2016 at 2:58 pm

  • Hi Peter. Yes, for the moment Cosy only monitors indoor temperature so can’t account for changes in outdoor temperatures. We’re always looking for ways to update and improve Cosy so we’ve passed your suggestion on to our tech team to bear in mind for future updates.

    In the meantime, we’d recommend manually adjusting the temperature via your app on those days where the weather takes a very un-British-like turn for the warmer 🙂 Hope that helps? Michelle

    Posted by: Michelle Harrison on 31 October 2016 at 3:14 pm