EMBER Smart Heating Control 4+

EPH Controls Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.1 • 69 Ratings
    • Free



Enjoy our major release of the EMBER App.

To continue to control your heating with EMBER, you must install this update.

Complete new user interface and experience.

With improved and intuitive navigation you will have easier access to
your homes, zones, boost function, mode change, schedule screen, home and account setting menu and much more.

2 systems in one App!

It is now possible to control 2 types of heating systems with EMBER.

EMBER PS – Programmer based system.
This system comprises of our WiFi ready programmers, thermostats and GW01 gateway.

EMBER TS – Programmable Thermostat based system.
This system comprises of our new WiFi ready CombiPack4-OT thermostat and GW03 gateway.

New Features

Quick Boost
It is now possible to set the Quick Boost temperature for heating zones.

Advance Function (Programmer System only)
Advance function can now be activated from the Zone Control screen.

Frost Protection
Frost protection can be enabled via burger menu.

Improved Setup process
For enhanced security and convenience, this version allows the installer to set up a customer home with their own credentials. When the home owner logs in, the installer will be removed from the home and the home owner will be assigned Super Admin status.

Upgraded User Management
The user management function has been improved with an extra security layer and more detailed user information.

Schedule Overview
A complete overview of your programming schedule is now available on the Schedule screen

Enhanced Location Search
Postcode and Eircode can now be used during home setup to more quickly and accurately locate your home.

IOS 13 support

It is recommended to allow location permission, this will automatically populate the WiFi (SSID) information during Setup. Without giving this permission, you will have to enter your WiFi (SSID) details manually.

What’s New

Version 2.3.0

1. Fix known problems
2. Add the GW04 gateway

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Xylophase ,

Could be improved

The app does what it needs to - I can control the heating from my phone.

However a lot of the time when you change the temperature, two seconds later it flips back as the change hasn’t taken effect. So you’ll turn it down to go to bed and not realise it’s still on. This should be fixed ideally by ensuring the correct temperature is set even when the app has been closed via a background process, without requiring you to reset the temperature as many times as it takes for the controller to receive the change.

Also there’s no home/siri integration.

Intricity ,


First time away from home trying to control the heating this evening and I get “Socket error” when trying to change the mode. That’s not a very user friendly, helpful or descriptive error is it? What’s worse is temperature changes don’t actually take affect, but they appear to. The activity log shows the temperature change as “temperature error” so it clearly didn’t successfully send the command to the boiler but it would be impossible to tell from the UI since the temperature change looks to take effect, there’s no immediate alert. Even the “on/off” animation is clearly written to be purely client side and not an actual indication that the boiler has received instruction to turn on and is actually on.

At least when the mode change errors I’m told with an alert even if it’s a completely non user-friendly error message. Your temperature change error doesn’t even alert.

What exception encompasses a socket error? Why can’t you give me instructions on what might fix it? I tried the obviously like changing network etc, does my device need to restart? Maybe my device should be capable of auto restarting if it can’t reach out to something like or whatever…

Stuwaite ,

ember GW03

After days of research we decided to go the WiFi route. initially I purchased the GW01, thinking it would work, I had to email Ember because it wouldn’t connect and I was told I needed the GW03, happy days it was a lot less money.
Initial connection using the app wasn’t working too well. So again I contacted Ember. I had the connection sorted in minutes. The staff couldn’t be and more helpful, I was even sent videos showing how it should be set up. The Heating works how it should. Saving money and energy already. Would I recommend Ember. Yes, definitely

App Privacy

The developer, EPH Controls Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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