For those with control issues, thermostats allow some precision to be incorporated into them. No longer subject to the vagaries of fickle climate, the ideal temperature is a button- push away. Initially invented for use in chicken husbandry, the thermostat has evolved to become, as so many other devices, smart. For instance, the Heatmiser Smartstat can control 32 zones from a single location and adjust the home's temperature based on the user's whereabouts. The Honeywell TH9320WF5003 can be accessed remotely, has a colorful touch-screen, and is tri-lingual. It’s really only a matter of time before these thermostatic devices begin controlling the weather outside and then all bets are off.
American Standard's Gold 824 with Nexia Control comes from a company that, during the 1880s, brought heating into people's homes via cast iron radiators. The Gold 824 is similar to the Peq Smart in that it can be used to schedule and control other intelligent products in the home such as lighting, cameras, garage doors, water sensors, and videos. Unlike the PEQ, the 824 has the Nexia Bridge built into the unit itself whereas PEQ users must buy the company's service plan separately. The American Standard thermostat can be controlled with any Web-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer from anywhere on Earth so long as there is a high speed router and a connection to Nexia Home Intelligence. With the Bridge, you get 5-day forecasts and weather radar.
This thermostatic controller comes with 6 preset configurations, and can be programmed for up to 6 daily heating and cooling schedules. The 4.3-inch color touchscreen display is easy to read and exhibits filter, maintenance and humidifier reminders, as well as indoor relative humidity, or RH. The Gold 824 is compatible with conventional 24V central HVAC, heat pump and dual-fuel systems, and upgradable software is available.
Love this thermostat! Easy to use and nexia system is so adaptable to everything in your home lights, camera, garage door,water sensors and so much more.