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Smart Thermostats.

Postby Bsuds » Nov 24th, 2017, 4:19 pm

Best Buy had a good price for a Honeywell smart thermostat so I got one.
It works quite well and I can control it from my phone and tablet with an app.
It will even know when I leave the house and turn the temp down and then back up when I return.

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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby vegas1500 » Nov 24th, 2017, 5:23 pm

They are cool. I went the nest route and love it. I recently installed 2 nest CO/smoke detectors and love the way they work together with other nest products. If they detect CO they shut down your furnace, or it can be set up to vent if they detect smoke. Very intuitive...
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Glacier » Nov 24th, 2017, 6:24 pm

Bsuds wrote:Best Buy had a good price for a Honeywell smart thermostat so I got one.
It works quite well and I can control it from my phone and tablet with an app.
It will even know when I leave the house and turn the temp down and then back up when I return.

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How does it know you're not home? How much was it? Just on sale today?
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 24th, 2017, 8:29 pm

Glacier wrote:
Bsuds wrote:Best Buy had a good price for a Honeywell smart thermostat so I got one.
It works quite well and I can control it from my phone and tablet with an app.
It will even know when I leave the house and turn the temp down and then back up when I return.

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How does it know you're not home? How much was it? Just on sale today?

I would think through the detection of your wifi or Bluetooth signal from your phone?
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby vegas1500 » Nov 24th, 2017, 8:56 pm

l[/quote]
How does it know you're not home? How much was it? Just on sale today?[/quote]
I would think through the detection of your wifi or Bluetooth signal from your phone?[/quote]

The nest "learns" your lifestyle and then it when it detects no movement it will go into economy mode.
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Urban Cowboy » Nov 24th, 2017, 10:56 pm

Glacier wrote:
Bsuds wrote:Best Buy had a good price for a Honeywell smart thermostat so I got one.
It works quite well and I can control it from my phone and tablet with an app.
It will even know when I leave the house and turn the temp down and then back up when I return.

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How does it know you're not home? How much was it? Just on sale today?


Probably knows home owner is gone by monitoring the phone's location via GPS.
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby vegas1500 » Nov 25th, 2017, 12:41 am

[/quote]How does it know you're not home? How much was it? Just on sale today?[/quote]

Probably knows home owner is gone by monitoring the phone's location via GPS.[/quote]

Nope, usually when there's no movement for a certain period....for the nest anyway
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Bsuds » Nov 25th, 2017, 8:29 am

Bsuds wrote:Best Buy had a good price for a Honeywell smart thermostat so I got one.
It works quite well and I can control it from my phone and tablet with an app.
It will even know when I leave the house and turn the temp down and then back up when I return.

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Glacier wrote:How does it know you're not home? How much was it? Just on sale today?


It uses the location GPS in the phone I believe. I don't have a data [lan on my phone so don't use that feature but I can turn it down whenever I have a WiFi connection. It's on sale till the 30th

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/Search/Sea ... l+Lyric+T5
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Woodenhead » Nov 25th, 2017, 2:57 pm

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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Urban Cowboy » Nov 25th, 2017, 3:04 pm

Does use the phone's location, in conjunction with other sensors.
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Glacier » Nov 25th, 2017, 8:51 pm

I leave my phone at home sometimes.
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby spooker » Nov 25th, 2017, 10:53 pm

Geofencing is a good thing ... nice for it to be able to work with the location of either my wife or myself ...

We went the Ecobee4 route ... it was the remote sensor that sold me on it since we have problems keeping different parts of the house the same temp ... and having Amazon Alexa built into it is great ... just tell it what you want and boom, it's done
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby vegas1500 » Nov 25th, 2017, 10:55 pm

spooker wrote:Geofencing is a good thing ... nice for it to be able to work with the location of either my wife or myself ...

We went the Ecobee4 route ... it was the remote sensor that sold me on it since we have problems keeping different parts of the house the same temp ... and having Amazon Alexa built into it is great ... just tell it what you want and boom, it's done


I looked at those but never understood the sensor thing. If a room where the sensor is is cold, it still heats the whole house...be cool if it could heat individual rooms.....much more than a thermostat needed for that...lol

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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Bsuds » Nov 26th, 2017, 7:24 am

Much easier to just turn up the heat if you are cold, that's all the remote thermostat does. Unless it knows when you are not in that room then it would help.

Either way I like this one compared to my old programmable one. I really like the big display too. I needed help reading the old one and this one I can read from across the room.
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Re: Smart Thermostats.

Postby Jlabute » Nov 26th, 2017, 1:12 pm

Maybe, Bluetooth electric socks and underwear could save more money. Then you don’t need a geofence, and you can turn the Home temp down even more so long as you don’t have shivering tropical pets.

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