Alexa

  • What is the default device name to control my Ideal Touch Connect with Amazon Alexa? +

    The default device name to control your Ideal Touch Connect with Alexa is “heating”. For example “Alexa, set the heating to 21 degrees”  

  • My Amazon Echo isn’t working +

    Please contact Amazon customer services for any issues relating to your Amazon Echo device.

  • How do I talk to Alexa? +

    Alexa is easy to talk to, just make sure you say Alexa at the start of the sentence and use one of the set phrases from the list here to control your heating and Ideal Touch Connect.

  • Can I change my default device name for controlling my Ideal Touch Connect with Amazon Alexa? +

    Yes you can. You can change the default device name using the following steps:

    1. Go to the devices section of the Alexa app
    2. Click “all devices”
    3. Select “Heating” (this is your Ideal Touch Connect device)
    4. Enter device setting by clicking the top right hand corner
    5. Click on “Edit name” and alter the name of your Touch Connect
  • How do I set up my Ideal Touch Connect to work with my Amazon Echo and Alexa? +

    To set up your Ideal Touch Connect with your Amazon Echo and Alexa you need to….

    1. Open your Amazon Alexa app, enter the Skills and Games section of the menu and search for the Ideal Touch Connect skill. Click this and download onto your Alexa App.
    2. Sign in to the Ideal Touch Connect skill with your usual Ideal Touch Connect sign in details.
    3. Click authorise to allow Alexa to access your Ideal Touch Connect account and control your heating via the Ideal Touch Connect.
    4. Next click on “discover devices”, this process could take up to 20 seconds
    5. Your Ideal Touch Connect should then be visible in your Alexa devices section with the default name of “heating”.
  • What phrases can I say to Alexa to control my heating via my Ideal Touch? +

    To make it warmer by turning the heating up or on (depending on current state) you can say….

    • Alexa, make it warmer in here
    • Alexa, make it warmer
    • Alexa turn the heating up (in this phrase “heating” is not the default name of the Touch Device, Alexa recognises statement this as a set phrase)
    • Alexa, set “heating” to Heat
    • Alexa, turn “heating” On
    • Alexa turn On “heating
    • Alexa increase my heating

    To turn the target temperature of your Ideal Touch Connect down say…

    • Alexa, make it cooler in here
    • Alexa turn the heating down (in this phrase “heating” is not the default name of the Touch Device, Alexa recognises statement this as a set phrase)
    • Alexa decrease my heating (in this phrase “heating” is not the default name of the Touch Device, Alexa recognises statement this as a set phrase)

     If the heating is boosted or off you can return to your pre-set schedules by saying….

    • Alexa, set “heating” to Auto

    To turn the heating off you can say…

    • Alexa, turn OFF “heating

     To find out the current room temperature say….

    • Alexa, what’s the temperature in here?

    To find out what target temperature your Ideal Touch Connect is set to you can say…

     Alexa, what’s my “heating” set to?

    To set your heating to a specific temperature say..

     Alexa, set “heating” to 20

    • Alexa, set the temperature to 20 degrees

    Where the statement contains the word “heating” (in italics) this is the default name of the touch connect device in Alexa and can be changed.

    Note, when you alter your heating using Alexa your Boiler and Touch App will react quickly, you may notice a slight delay updating the Touch thermostat with the correct command from Alexa.