Ok folks, don't beat up on me for this question. Truly I have been online since Compuserve and the BBS garbage so I am not computer dense. That said I have no need for a smart phone. I use my cell ONLY to make outgoing calls. The question I have is should a client ask me to install one of these thermostats, what would I need to do on my end to set it up for them after installation?
Stats set up very easy. All you need to get on line is their router username and password. They can do that part themselves. Write down the registration code the stat comes back with, log on at a computer and enter it, go back to the stat and acknowledge and you are done.
Bit convoluted having to confirm at the stat. Means taking a notebook if you are installing on rental properties - you'll make multiple trips if you don't have computer access.
Default is .5f deadband. I moved mine to 2f. Unfortunately those settings have to be done at the thermostat.
I was surprised at how easy it was. My prior experience was setting up a Infinity SAM's - Those were bitc#$.
My business partner ran the wire and had everything connected to both furnaces in an hour. Nice to have new wires. (Nice to have fan control for heat only. I played running the fan on sunny days to rebalance the rooms. Fan goes on, watch temp drop. Fan off, watch rise. Calling me a dork doesn't hurt my feelings.)
Again, only frustrating part is setting up the account on-line and finding out you have to go back to the GD house. It's not clearly explained that you will need to be at the stat AFTER logging on with the stat "Registration Code" to complete setting the account up.
I've started an album of chart screenshots from my Ecobee portal. Look what can be learned by tracking how a home and it's equipment interact with each other and the environment.
This thing tracks indoor, outdoor temps, run time, and RH.
Each vertical red line represents up to 5 minutes of run time.
Green line is indoor temp
Black is outdoor temp.
Dotted red is set temp
Really interesting to see cycle time and impact.
How about this new one coming out in late November? Does not need Red Link is a solo on it's own 900 MEGAHERTZ smart phone capable etc.
Model # TH8320WF1029
I will look forward to switching to redlink from honeywell, as soon as they work out the kinks. We had honeywell stat training at work and we had the sales staff lost with the zoning questions. They will figure it out and when they do it won't be free. :censored:
Individual thermostats are grouped and sub-grouped together for remote access, so you can set it up by buildings and zones. A client with 3 houses/businesses with three zones each could would log in and select a property, then a zone, and make the changes.
Setup is pretty easy. Probably idiot proof. So far the only problem I've encountered is that if the gateway loses its connection it doesn't always automatically restore, and requires a manual reset- computer lingo for unplugging it and plugging it back in. If you're attempting to change the set-points at your vacant beach house in Maui from your condo in NYC that isn't necessarily going to be possible.
Soon I hope they'll integrate the other Honeywell security products into the system for a total home approach. As it is now I'm only aware of the thermostat controls.
Data logging? Or just "right now" information?