I’m planning to buy a ST hub and want to buy a thermostat to work with it. I’ve read the compatibility list, but still have questions. I thought this would be a great place to get my questions answered.
Programming a schedule on my current thermostat doesn’t work for my family because my wife works three random days a week and is home the rest. I think ST presence with our phones will be a great way to let the thermostat know we’re home and away. We’ll also add an arrival sensor for our son when he’s old enough to be home alone. The Ecobee3 looks like a great way to do this with ST, but I don’t need all the bells and whistles. I don’t know enough about the interface between ST and the different thermostat options to make a good decision.
What would be a good choice for a thermostat for me to use with ST to use presence to automate home and away temperature settings? Would I be better off using something other than presence to change home and away status? Are there special considerations I should think about? I’m planning to add other things later on, but this is the first.