Sorry for the (kind of) double post, but I am currently using a wifi thermostat (
http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/203556922) and I am trying to figure out the pros and cons versus a z-wave thermostat (
http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-YTH8320ZW1007-Enabled-Programmable-Thermostat/dp/B005EJ7YO2/) which is already on the compatible list.
With my current thermostat, I can set everything from an iPhone app or the website. My questions are:
would it ever be possible to integrate the wifi thermostat with SmartThings (I like it better than the zwave one and already have it installed)
what advantages are there to switching to the z-wave one (I am still within the return policy window). Is it just that I could control it from the SmartThings app, or would it give me added functionality where I could tell it to do different things based on the outside temperature (i.e. if it isn’t freezing outside, I can keep the temperature a bit lower because I don’ t have to worry about freezing my pipes)
Does anyone know if this z-wave thermostat will work without a z-wave hub? Would I use the same Honeywell app/website?
P.S. is anyone else having issues accessing this forum using Chrome (for Mac and PC) and Safari - I get a big black bar on the right side and the only way to see what everyone is writing or go to the next page is to make the width of the browser smaller.