Most thermostats control HVAC systems. NuHeat's Signature smart thermostats are a bit different. They control floorboard heating.
The idea of floorboard heating isn't new, but it is a bit unusual. NuHeat markets electrically wired rectangular mats that can be placed under stone, wood, tile or laminate flooring. The mats heat up when a current is applied, which in turn heats the flooring material above them. This has relatively little effect on the room temperature as a whole. Instead, it just heats your feet.
What's the point of just heating your feet? According to NuHeat, the human body is at its most comfortable when your feet are warmer than your head, so it makes sense to use one heating system to take care of your lower extremities and a separate, independently controlled HVAC system to warm the air above the floor. That's why floorboard heating systems are commonly combined with conventional thermal ventilation.
Something has to control the temperature of the floor mats, which is where the NuHeat Signature comes in. The Signature can be programmed to regulate floorboard temperatures over all seven days of the week and can also give you weather forecasting data obtained from the Weather Channel to help you decide what settings you want. The Signature will work with other brands of floor heaters if they meet NuHeat's specs.
Meanwhile, the task of regulating the temperature in parts of the room that don't contact your feet will have to be turned over to a different brand of smart thermostat, because this really isn't NuHeat's area of expertise. For that job, consider the granddaddy of intelligent temperature controllers, the Nest, or one of its many imitators and competitors, like the Honeywell Lyric 1st Generation or the Zen thermostat.
Very easy to install as well as set up... Nuheat has their own app that is easily downloaded to your phone or tablet for control... Would highly recommend.
It woks great with my baseboard heaters. I can control the t-stat remotely and when we leave for the cabin I can get the heat started before we leave town...
Easy to control and love to see outside temperature and weather via wifi. I wish display would alternate between floor and air temperature as an option. But a great purchase!
Great product and simple design. Program it with your phone! I ordered friday and got it monday. Awesome service, I'll definitely order again.
Love the wifi, and the control panel is super easy to use. I didn't have to read any instructions.
Compatible with most electric floor heating systems with a with a 10K Ω sensor, the signature works on tile, stone, laminate and wood.
Using a smartphone app available for both ios and android devices, Signature will let you remotely control and monitor your heated floor...
Nuheat signature allows smartphone access to your floor heating controls. It also tracks the amount of electricity the floor heating system uses and can control...