Hello - I just purchase ST. I have set-up a few multi-sensors, two power outlets and two Presence sensors. So far I am very impressed with UI & ease of set-up/connecting ‘things’ (acknowledging there is still work to do).
I just moved into a new high-rise condo near NYC (2bed/2bath)… so the projects begin! I will be undertaking two large ST projects over the next few weeks Thermostats & Light Switches/Outlets.
Thermostats will be my biggest investment (I will need 4x) so I was hoping you (the ST community) might be able to offer some advise. I have 4 In-Wall AC/Heat units, each has its own ‘dumb thermostat’ (6100 series on this page http://www.geappliances.com/products/introductions/zoneline/models.htm) – very frustrating with simply on/off + temp setting thermostats as I have left 1 or 2 on by accident many times over past few weeks and it shows in my 2nd electric bill.
I am primarily looking to add remote connection to ensure I turn off thermostats when I leave and to be able to turn them on when I am heading home (my schedule varies significantly). Any input on which of the ST compatible thermostats are best to go with? I have looked at list of compatible and fairly short list and unimpressed with some of options
- RCS TZ35: ~$132 (x4= $528)
- Honeywell zw1007: ~$132 (x4= $528)
- Ecobee Smart Si $169 (x4 = $676)
To me is seems the Ecobee is a no brainier for little bit extra cost. Any suggestions here or other options ST is working on? (wish there was a <$100 out with ability to have 7 days program – don’t want to just rely of z-wave schedule and 1 set-temp hence why I didn’t include the Radio Thermostats)