✅ Reliable Wifi Connection
✅ Easy to Schedule
✅ No Extra hubs required
✅ Voice control for all 3 major platforms
❌ No native geofencing
❌ Bare minimum IFTTT implementation
❌ Minimal control from thermostat
For the past couple years, I’ve been patiently waiting for a truly smart thermostat to be created for line voltage heaters. People with low-voltage systems have had Nest and ecobee to play with for years, but people with line voltage systems have been left out in the cold.
It’s not that there hasn’t been ANY smart thermostats available for line voltage. There are a few models that have been available for several years. But, I’ve found that they usually fall into one of two categories:
a) attempt to be a full-featured smart thermostat but fail due to terrible connectivity and unusable apps.
b) a nice connected product that does what it’s supposed to but requires a third party hub and lots of user programming.
Since the vast majority of potential buyers are looking for a product that makes their life easier, neither option seems too appealing.
What does sound appealing?
How about a smart thermostat that does the basics really well? Reliable connection, no extra hubs, easy scheduling and zoning.
And perhaps once the basics are in place, some advanced smart features could be added? Voice control, IFTTT, geofencing, energy reports.
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