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I got a "smart" thermostat through a beta test program. I like the thing. Since my wife's schedule changes week to week, I don't have to worry about trying to set schedule. It just goes into away more when we both aren't home.

That being said, in not sure if pay $300 for that feature

edit: If you can wait for one to go on sale and are eligible for the $100 discount then I'd go for it for sure. You wont use it often but even if it's twice a year, it's nice being able to change your thermostat from your bed without having to get up.
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I recently upgraded my furnace to a 2-stage unit and also upgraded my thermostat to a Honeywell 7- day programmable. http://www.honeywellstore.com/store/pro ... h7600d.htm Although not wifi enabled, doesn't have a mobile app and can not detect when I'm home, it's smart enough and flexible enough for me and only cost me $40 on kijiji. I don't need to keep fiddling with it through an app anyways. Just set it and forget it.
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kasm wrote:
Jul 9th, 2017 7:45 pm
I recently upgraded my furnace to a 2-stage unit and also upgraded my thermostat to a Honeywell 7- day programmable. http://www.honeywellstore.com/store/pro ... h7600d.htm Although not wifi enabled, doesn't have a mobile app and can not detect when I'm home, it's smart enough and flexible enough for me and only cost me $40 on kijiji. I don't need to keep fiddling with it through an app anyways. Just set it and forget it.
That's where I am at, the fan also auto-adjusts to temp delta, to shorten the time to target temp.

However, to max out a smart thermal stat, I was thinking smart vent may be required: https://keenhome.io/smart-vent
- Instead of locking temp to one single room, lock temp to each individual room; this requires the smart thermal stat to support multiple sensors and interpolate the max and min readings (including humidity and somehow learn the thermal capacity differences)
- Some smart vents have built-in booster fan, I am not sure small fans really can help heat/cool faster

Has anyone tried at least two rooms? does this really reduce temp difference between room? I assume smaller delta means smaller energy waste.

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