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    Temperature Controls

    Being still new in this business, I would like to know if there are any remote controlled temperature controls for HVAC units. Like a remote controlled T.V. for example. With winter in full swing it would sure be nice to have something like this available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Diesel View Post
    Being still new in this business, I would like to know if there are any remote controlled temperature controls for HVAC units. Like a remote controlled T.V. for example. With winter in full swing it would sure be nice to have something like this available
    how much are you willing to pay? ecobee has a wifi controllable one via your iphone apps/ I believe they have one for android also.
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    a got internet connected controls for remote operation of boilers. there are wireless remote controlled ductless splits by sanyo, daikin, mitsubishi and others. how much money you got?

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    Got a customer who like this one. http://www.nest.com/
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    Ecobee or Nest?

    I'm looking at 2 WIFI thermostats and would appreciate any comments on both/either.

    www.nest.com

    www.ecobee.com

    Thanks
    Kelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by krjamison View Post
    I'm looking at 2 WIFI thermostats and would appreciate any comments on both/either.

    www.nest.com

    www.ecobee.com


    Kelly

    do you really need the wifi controllable ? or do you just want to be fancy? get a regular programmable t-stat, check the weather channel for outdoor temp and humidity. get a hum-stat to check inside hum. if you don't have a humidifier then it's jus expesive t-stat
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
    do you really need the wifi controllable ? or do you just want to be fancy? get a regular programmable t-stat, check the weather channel for outdoor temp and humidity. get a hum-stat to check inside hum. if you don't have a humidifier then it's jus expesive t-stat
    listen to this guy. you will spend a good buck, play with it for a little while then never look at it again. as matter of fact most programables i have installed for people end up set on permanent hold anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viceman View Post
    listen to this guy. you will spend a good buck, play with it for a little while then never look at it again. as matter of fact most programables i have installed for people end up set on permanent hold anyway.
    My Heat pump is located in my cottage. In the winter I leave the temp set at 10 degrees C. I usually spend one weekend a month at the cottage, and when I get there it is darn cold. I would like the ability to raise the temp a few hours before I get there. Also for insurance purposes it would allow me to monitor the temp while I am away to avoid a disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krjamison View Post
    My Heat pump is located in my cottage. In the winter I leave the temp set at 10 degrees C. I usually spend one weekend a month at the cottage, and when I get there it is darn cold. I would like the ability to raise the temp a few hours before I get there. Also for insurance purposes it would allow me to monitor the temp while I am away to avoid a disaster.
    disaster on what? pipe burst because it's frozen? put some electric heater as back up in the basement to act as backup if your heat pump fail (your air handler and t-stat should have emerg heat anyway). if there's massive power outage there's nothing you could do unless you have wood stove there and physically present to tend it. oh i know: you need a gas fire place with powerpile that turned on but at low heat setting.

    A lot of money for the complication and convenience of not being cold for about an hour... OK, that's fine. it's your money. I'd say go ahead and do it. But I'll tell u ahead of time that the local HVAC man at your cottage may not be familiar with it. So in the end you need to be familiar with it and able to trouble shoot the user interface issue (programming, operation, why won't it heat up, the leaf won't won't show up, etc). I'm not. Can I figure out not heat situation? yes, it's your t-stat. Warranty? what warranty? if you buy it from future shop or something that's a lot of money goes down the drain and u'll get a heat only loaner to get you by.... lol



    The price you see on amazon is not the price you'll get at your local HVAC place. So just to warn you that. And btw, you could do all of that in an ordinary programmable t-stat. it just the thing is you need to actually program it, you know, putting in your parameter and such. Electronic failure is pretty high in ordinary t-stat, and I hope that this one actually has low electronics failure, and don't forget to change the battery yearly.
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