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Conserve Energy by Running Your Thermostat Only at Pre-Set Times

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Honeywell RTH2300B1012/A 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat

The Honeywell RTH221B1021/A 5-1-1 Day Programmable Thermostat is designed to provide you with push-button climate control, with advanced programming schedules to save energy, while offering the reliability to give you many years of service. In contrast to Non-Programmable thermostats which simply allow you to select a setpoint temperature and turn the thermostat to cool or heat, a Programmable thermostat allows you to create schedules for automatically running your cooling or heating system a certain times. A 5-1-1 Programmable Thermostat is best if you tend to keep one schedule Monday through Friday (5) and another schedule on Saturdays (1) and Sundays (1). The thermostat is pre-programmed with a set schedule; however this is easily modified to fit your lifestyle. You can even temporarily ignore the programmed schedule by using the up or down arrow buttons to adjust the temperature. There is a battery backup, two AAA batteries required (sold separately), that will maintain your setpoint even if you lose power; a low battery indicator displays when the batteries need to be replaced. A built-in compressor protection feature helps prevent damage to the compressor in your air conditioning or heat pump system which can occur if the compressor is restarted too soon after shutdown.
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Wi-Fi ZigBee Thermostat can be Controlled via Smartphone and Computer

June 3, 2012 Leave a comment

ecobee EB-SmartSi-01 Smart Si Zigbee-Compatible Wi-Fi ThermostatThe Smart Si Thermostat from ecobee is a a Zigbee compatible, Wi-Fi enabled, energy saving solution that gives users total control over their home’s heating and air condition from anywhere with an internet connection. The screen of the Smart Si has a high resolution, easy to read color display to show the indoor temperature as well as the live outdoor weather and forecasting. With the Smart Si Thermostat users will receive access to their very own secure web portal allowing full thermostat control from anywhere as long as there is an internet connection and best of all it has no annual fee.

The convenience doesn’t end there either because the ecobee Smart Si Thermostat also has a free downloadable mobile app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices. The ease of access to this thermostat allows for total control from anywhere in the world which can lead to increased energy savings and thus lower electric bills which ultimately saves you money. Easily set energy saving programs that cater to your schedule and can be adjusted on the fly whether your stuck at the office late, sitting in traffic or on vacation. Programmable periods can be set for when you’re awake, sleeping, home or away and even custom periods for vacations, weekends and more. Seven-day programming gives the option of individual settings for each day of the week or even take advantage of 365-day scheduling. Because this thermostat is smart it also has the ability to communicate through email alerts when something isn’t quite right with the system or if maintenance is needed. The Smart Si Thermostat can support up to 2 heat and 2 cool stages on a conventional system or up to 3 heat and 2 cool stages on a heat pump system.

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Monitor and Control the Heating and Cooling of a Home from Anywhere in the World

LockState Connect LS-90i Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat with 3 Stages of Heating
Convenience in life, no matter how big or small is a great thing and with the LockState Connect LS-90i Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat regulating the temperature of a home has never been easier. This internet enabled thermostat can be controlled anywhere in the world from a Smartphone, laptop or computer as long as there is a valid internet connection. Being able to control this thermostat remotely via the internet also makes it an ideal choice for use with rental properties or second homes. Owners of rental properties can now have further control by setting heating and cooling programs that will save energy and monitor if settings are being adjusted or abused. Rental property owners also have the convenience of activating the thermostat for their guests, or themselves, just prior to arrival rather than allowing the thermostat to run when vacant. The Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat can also be setup to send alerts to notify when specified settings are either met or exceeded for further control. This will let you know if the device is being adjusted when it shouldn’t be or if there is a problem. Being alerted right away to a potential air-flow issue allows for it to be tended to rather than the thermostat overcompensating and leaving a large electricity bill in its wake.
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Monitor and Control the Heating and Cooling of a Home from Anywhere in the World

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Convenience in life, no matter how big or small is a great thing and with the LockState Connect LS-60i Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat regulating the temperature of a home has never been easier. This internet enabled thermostat can be controlled anywhere in the world from a Smartphone, laptop or computer as long as there is a valid internet connection. Being able to control this thermostat remotely via the internet also makes it an ideal choice for use with rental properties or second homes. Owners of rental properties can now have further control by setting heating and cooling programs that will save energy and monitor if settings are being adjusted or abused. Rental property owners also have the convenience of activating the thermostat for their guests, or themselves, just prior to arrival so that it can run in an energy saving setting when vacant or not at all. The Wi-Fi Touch Screen Thermostat can also be setup to send alerts to notify when specified settings are either met or exceeded for further control. This will let you know if the device is being adjusted when it shouldn’t be or if there is a problem. Being alerted right away to a potential air-flow issue allows for it to be tended to rather than the thermostat overcompensating and leaving a large electricity bill in its wake.
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Control Your Ceiling Fan with a Thermostat

January 29, 2012 2 comments

Don’t just set your ceiling fan to its mid-speed setting and hope to be comfortable; you’ll waste energy running the fan motor when you don’t really need it. This fan control has a thermostat, which tells the fan when to run only when it’s needed. The control module is installed inside the junction box and the sensor module is placed on the ceiling adjacent to the fan. Use the remote control (included) to turn the fan on and off and adjust temperature settings. Save energy by recirculating the warm air that naturally rises to the top of a room, reducing the need to additional heat.

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Heat Your Home From the Floor Up!

January 7, 2012 Leave a comment


The QuickMat is a self-adhesive floor heating system, designed for tile or stone flooring projects. Easily install the QuickMat under your flooring to make your home’s heating system more energy-efficient and save you money. QuickMat consists of a specially-designed weave of protected electrical cables, designed to leave 75% of the flooring surface free for the tile’s adhesive. As a result, the floor heating unit will bond better to the sub-floor, so you’ll get a quality heating system without compromising the quality of your flooring installation. And you can save money by only installing QuickMat into rooms that are used most often, so you won’t waste energy heating rooms that no one will be in. With 15 Watts per sq. ft. the floor heating mats heat up quicker and produce a greater amount of heat without increasing your energy costs. The included programmable thermostat will allow control of the QuickMat with Economy, Comfort, and Vacation modes. The programmable thermostat controls every function of the electric underfloor heating system. The thermostat can be set to heat the floor of your room to different temperatures for every day of the week.

QuickMat utilizes the natural heat retention of your tiles or wood to dissipate the heat gradually and evenly throughout your flooring to warm your home from floor to the ceiling. Wall and ceiling vents are ineffective ways of heating your home. Once air blows out of the vent, it will naturally rise, moving the warm air towards the ceiling. And traditional floor vents can waste valuable floor space, forcing you to arrange your furniture around the vent to allow optimal air flow. QuickMat gives you the freedom to place your furniture anywhere you’d like and still keep the room at a comfortable and even temperature from the bottom to the top of the room. Read more

Save up to 15% of the energy your heating and cooling system uses!

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

SchlageLiNK TZEMT400BB32MA Trane Z-Wave Remote Management Thermostat
Now you can use your SchlageLiNK network to help you save money. Your heating and cooling system likely uses about 40% of your annual energy consumption, and this networked thermostat can help you save up to 15% of that energy. It’s programmable like some other thermostats, but adds the convenience of using Z-Wave technology for monitoring and controlling your HVAC system from anywhere you can get an internet connection. Set your temperature low while everyone’s away, then use your smartphone to turn the system on just before you arrive home. The 128×64 pixel LCD screen displays time, room temperature, heating and cooling set points, and filter change and maintenance reminders, or you can set it to display only the ambient temperature. Temps can be displayed in either degrees F or C. There’s a graph to show system run time for the past week, so you can easily view how much you’ve been using the system and note your progress on saving energy. The thermostat has a built-in scheduling program for up to 4 events per day for all 7 days, but you typically would use your Z-Wave network to establish a schedule; the internal schedule is disabled by default. You can have it send email alerts to you for out of temperature range, keypad tampering, and filter/maintenance.

Not for use with radiant floor or wall systems. Dual fuel systems (for instance, heat pump with gas furnace) require a dual fuel accessory relay kit. May or may not be compatible with boilers, geothermal, or multi-zone systems. Read more

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