Since this seems to be the end-all thread on electric baseboard thermostat’s, I figured I’d post this here.
Moving to a new place in a few weeks and looking to replace all 15 thermostats with smart thermostats. I’ll be bringing over all of my light switches, door locks, sensors, etc… which are all zwave. Although with 15 thermostats and at least 1 in every room, I don’t envision there’d be any issues if I went Zigbee or Zwave. In fact, building a Zigbee network alongside the Zwave network may benefit me down the road if I want to add a device that’s Zigbee only.
The 2 devices I’m looking at are the Stelpro Ki STZW402+ (Zwave) and the Sinope TH1124ZB (Zigbee).
Feature wise, the 2 look like they will fit my needs. The Stelpro unit’s are currently on sale from aartech for $76.99CAD each while the Sinope unit’s are $89.99CAD. I reached out to Sinope to see if they could get closer to the Stelco pricing based on purchasing 15 units, and their response was to buy the web programmable units that were on sale but not compatible with Smartthings or to keep checking their site in case they go on sale(I was clear in my inquiry I was looking to integrate into Smartthings and to purchase right away). That’s not at all what I was looking to do, and quite honestly I was very disappointed in this response. @CharlieSinope there is definitely room for improvement here from your sales team.
So as it sits, I’m about ready to pull the trigger on 15 Stelpro Ki thermostats, but figured I’d check here first to see if there’s anybody with experience on both. Is there any reason to justify the additional $220 expense to use Sinope thermostats over Stelpro?