Unfortunately we do not have any other manufacturing partners, so all sensebender boards are produced by itead.
How did you confirm that the board where broken? Have you tried starting the self test in the standard firmware that the micro is delivered with?
The factory firmware is available at
In deep Sleep the cunsumption is below 19µA, but i have to send with PA_MAX. On some Windows the open/close frequency is verry high, so the battery is to fast emty.
The CR2032 is good, but i want more "lifetime"
You would use PID if you have a temperature feedback from the rooms, but in your case you are not interested so it doesn't matter much. Sure turning off pump when not needed is a good thing. I have colleague that also bought a few netatmo devices to control floor heating of some zones of his house and he is very happy.