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The Smart Thermostat Revolution

Posted on: January 28, 2014
With the internet and mobile connectivity changing almost every aspect of our lives, it was only a matter of time before the home thermostat became connected and smarter.

A traditional thermostat allows you to adjust the indoor air temperature by working as a control input for your home’s heating and cooling system. Programmable thermostats enable you to set the temperature and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day you you will be at home.

Newer, “smart” thermostats take the programmable thermostat to the next level by learning your household routines and allowing you to change the temperature in your home remotely using a mobile applications. They also provide real time feedback on energy consumption, weather forecasts and can even adapt the temperature based on conditions like humidity levels.

The Nest Thermostat

One of the first smart thermostats to market was The Nest thermostat. It combines attractive design and a bright display to provide a lot of helpful information with convenient remote apps and tools designed to help you save money. The Nest is a learning thermostat; it senses whether you are home, whether the air is suddenly getting humid, and so forth.

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

  • Honeywell’s Smart Thermostat offers convenience and style, letting you monitor your home’s temperature and the weather. It features:
  • Simple set-up that adjusts temperatures to fit your daily life. Onscreen Help” button answers questions as you go
  • Know about extreme indoor temperatures. Stay up-to-date on local weather conditions.
  • Smart Response gives you the right temperature at the right time
  • Choose a color scheme that blends with your home’s decor or adds contrast
  • Free app with no monthly fee
  • Simple set-up with one touch weather and smart alerts
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