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View Poll Results: What kind of thermostat do you use?
Manual 9 39.13%
Programmable 9 39.13%
Programmable with Wifi 5 21.74%
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Old 11-03-15, 12:21 PM   #1
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What kind of thermostat do you use and why do you use that type?



I use a wifi 7 day programmable thermostat. Its a cyberstat. Pretty good flexibility. I also believe its the cheapest wifi thermostat out there at $80 shipped.

Here is my install and review thread: http://ecorenovator.org/forum/produc...on-review.html

My wife works retail, so her schedule is always different. Once a week I reprogram it to her new schedule. It takes about 1 minute via a web interface that I can access via any computer or smart phone with an internet connection. I can go away for the weekend, drop the temperature way down and on the way home turn it up before I get there. It doesn't have all the fancy functionality of some of the other higher end thermostats, but it suits me pretty well. I do really wish it had a temperature logging feature though.

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Old 11-03-15, 01:26 PM   #2
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I have the 2nd gen nest thermostat.
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I use the filtrate Model: 3M-50 a friend gave me one and I picked the other one up off ebay for cheap.
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I have an inexpensive Roberts "knock off" rebranded for WaterFurnace that works with a WaterFurnace two stage geothermal heat pump. I work out of the home and setbacks do not work well with geothermal so I just "set it and forget it".

I sure would like a thermostat that integrates relative humidity and temperature into a perception temperature. For example, 72 F with 30% humidity in winter feels OK, but that combination feels frigid in summer.

The dewpoint lowering of a geothermal unit dries out the air rather spectacularly in summer and we need to set the thermostat to 78F.

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I sure would like a thermostat that integrates relative humidity and temperature into a perception temperature. For example, 72 F with 30% humidity in winter feels OK, but that combination feels frigid in summer.

The dewpoint lowering of a geothermal unit dries out the air rather spectacularly in summer and we need to set the thermostat to 78F.
That would be a really nice feature. I'm really not aware of any product that currently does this, but there has to be one out there.
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I have an inexpensive Roberts "knock off" rebranded for WaterFurnace that works with a WaterFurnace two stage geothermal heat pump. I work out of the home and setbacks do not work well with geothermal so I just "set it and forget it".

I sure would like a thermostat that integrates relative humidity and temperature into a perception temperature. For example, 72 F with 30% humidity in winter feels OK, but that combination feels frigid in summer.

The dewpoint lowering of a geothermal unit dries out the air rather spectacularly in summer and we need to set the thermostat to 78F.

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The Honeywell Lryic Thermostat has this feature and geo fencing for auto away. Info on the feature Click me
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I use the filtrate Model: 3M-50 a friend gave me one and I picked the other one up off ebay for cheap.
This model also has geo fencing and a open API so you control it to do what you want.
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Do you use the geo fencing feature?
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Do you use the geo fencing feature?
Not sure who your asking but I do and it works rather well.
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I work in industrial automation, instrumentation and process control.
So of course I have a manual thermostat.

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