There are plenty of thermostat threads here. But I’ve searched them, and am not quite finding the info I need.
First off, I don’t need a ‘learning’ thermostat. Not only are they pricey, but I have pets with special needs for whom too severe a temp drop might be injurious to their health.
That out of the way, here are my thermostat requirements:
A) Single thermostat that controls both AC and heat on one central system.
B) battery powered; the Rheem system it will be controlling does not have a C wire to power it.
C) should be able to be set to heat or AC mode without a hard switch.
D) must be controllable via Alexa.
E) would be nice if controllable via SmartThings, but not absolutely required.
Obviously the running solution to date is Z-wave, controlled directly via SmartThings, with Alexa controlling it also (indirectly) via SmartThings. I’m very open to that, IF I’d be able to say “Alexa, turn the heat up a degree” tonight and it works, and then tomorrow if the temperature outside rises significantly say “Alexa, turn on the air conditioning” and that works.
So then… who has had great success with such a configuration? Which thermostat are you using?
And if there isn’t really a solid solution yet, I’m open to knowing that too. I’m in no hurry here. It’s just that someone in the family wants to give me a gift, and a thermostat (IF it works well) might be the ticket.