It is a debranded Honeywell.
Peaksaver guy will install a module at your furnace giving you the C wire to the thermostat.
This past summer the tech was at my house and said they are coming out with a firmware update giving it a full 7 days. He said it would be available in September and just call in. I did that and asked for it but at first was told they don't have such a thing, but then they said they will only do it if the existing one is "malfunctioning". Basically they don't want to send a tech just to reflash (has to be on-site).
Why even touch it when you have lifetime warranty for parts and labour? Call them and if it's not working they'll be there immediately. Guy showed up in 1.5 hrs after my call.spensar wrote: ↑Dec 3rd, 2012 7:01 amOne thing with the Peaksaver is you don't have physical control over it. A relative in HVAC can't touch the Peaksaver units when doing service on a house, can't disconnect them without getting Hydro involved. At least with the Honeywell you own it and control it.
If you really like connecting and disconnecting stuff just call Peaksaver to cancel the service - then you own the devices to do whatever you want with. Most likely will lose the wireless features (since it goes through their website).
But, they have no way of knowing if it's disconnected without actually entering your home. So no harm in temporary work around the house - your HVAC relative is a wuss, hahaha.
It seems all the negative comments come from relatives of friends of neighbors of people who don't even own one.
Agree, yet even 1 or 2 degrees is excessive - more than likely it won't even be noticeable. Especially if you work during the day.joshmxpx wrote: ↑Dec 4th, 2012 8:28 pmi've had peaksaver for 3+ years and have never not been in control of my thermostat. and even if they did, they don't shut off ac, just raise the temp by one or two degrees... saves me paying $200 for some flashy thermostat, and i even got a discount on my utilities for a month from an incentive for signing up
Oh yeah, and if the Peaksaver program is not enough right now (in Ontario at least) you sign up for Peaksaver plus and get a free energy monitor valued at about $80 I think. Plus some times even give a cash incentive.
Free programmable WIFI thermostat, energy monitor, cash back (maybe), installation, lifetime warranty. That's the RFD way.