Control Your Thermostat From Any INSTEON-Compatible Controller
Want to control your home's thermostat from another room? How about being able to cool (or heat) the house while you're at work, or check the temperature when you're on the road? With the INSTEON Thermostat, you can control your home's temperature whether you're at home or miles away, saving energy (and money) and maximizing comfort.
Simply replace your existing thermostat* and link it to any INSTEON controller such as a Mini Remote, KeypadLinc** or your smartphone using the INSTEON Hub.**
The INSTEON Thermostat also works like a standard thermostat with local control, four automatic modes and 7-day programmable settings--allowing independent settings for individual days, weekdays, weekends and every day--so there's no hassles with training your family on how to use it.
In addition to remote control, program the thermostat as an INSTEON controller to activate other appliances in your home based on temperature, humidity or mode changes. Here are just a few of the limitless scenarios:
When the A/C kicks in, turn on your ceiling fans to help cool down your home faster and more efficiently
Add INSTEON-compatible software such as HouseLinc and receive text messages if the temperature or humidity drops above or below your defined safe levels
If the humidity level climbs too high, turn on a dehumidifier with an ApplianceLinc.
Program a daily "Return" mode that turns on your A/C and switches on your outside lights so you come home to a relaxing, welcoming house
Add a Wireless Thermostat
Did you ever wish that you could keep the temperature exactly right in a specific area of your home? Now you can by adding an INSTEON Wireless Thermostat to your INSTEON Thermostat. Put it in the master bedroom, in the basement, in the guest room - anywhere you want room-specific, customized temperature control. Up to two INSTEON Wireless Thermostats can be added.
Room-Specific Climate Zones
Much of the heating or cooling energy in a forced air system is wasted on rooms that are unused. Installing duct dampers can help to direct air conditioning to only the rooms that are actually needed. Dampers work by blocking the flow of air in the ductwork and can be installed to close off sections of a house or individual rooms, depending on the level of control desired. When wired to an INSTEON I/O Linc, a damper becomes a device on your INSTEON network that can be addressed directly by INSTEON devices and managed by an INSTEON central controller. Without a central controller, an INSTEON Motion Sensor can be added to rooms with dampers and linked to the I/O Linc. When motion is detected, the duct damper will open, providing heating or cooling to the room and when the room becomes unoccupied, the damper will close.
Using a central controller like HouseLinc or Perceptive Automation's Indigo, the exact temperature in each room can be monitored and controlled. Adding an INSTEON Wireless Thermostat in each room that is configured with a duct damper can provide amazingly accurate and granular temperature control on a room-specific level. If the temperature in the master bedroom falls at night, the Wireless Thermostat will report back to the INSTEON Thermostat controlling your heating and cooling system, heating just the bedroom while keeping all of the other dampers closed to minimize the energy used. The same system can keep a living room walled with windows cool in the summer.
Available for installation on every INSTEON Wireless Thermostat, a Waterproof Temperature Sensor can be added to provide monitoring of environments that are less than ideal for the thermostat itself. The small sensor bulb can be installed in hard-to-reach areas that are still critical to monitor.
The temperature in a home's attic can greatly influence the temperature of the entire home. Using a Wireless Thermostat with the Waterproof Temperature Sensor mounting in the attic space, your home can monitor this often-ignored area and trigger heating and cooling events based on the attic temperature. Installing an attic-mounted circulation fan and On/Off Micro Module, your thermostat can exhaust hot air building up in the attic before your air condition system needs to work overtime to displace the heat.
Just as much as the attic influences cooling costs, a frigid basement in winter means longer heater runs and the potential for disastrous water damage if temperatures approach freezing. Installing a Wireless Temperature Sensor with Waterproof Temperature Sensor in a basement can help keep the rest of your home warm in the winter by maintaining a minimum heat temperature and monitoring for freeze conditions that might cause poorly insulated water pipes to burst.
Placing the temperature bulb in a pool or spa lets your home monitor areas not traditionally controlled by a thermostat. Configure an INSTEON Keypad button to turn on your spa pump and heater with an INSTEON 220V Load Controller and maintain the perfect temperature. The Wireless Thermostat will regulate the spa heater, turning it on to heat the water and turning it off when it reaches the desired temperature.
By far the most powerful aspect of the INSTEON Thermostat is the fact that it is a single component of an entire home control and automation system. Homeowners who have invested in an INSTEON system will likely find the nearly limitless options for expansion the biggest boon. INSTEON has always been a system that has only been limited by the imagination of the installer; a do-it-yourselfer's dream, INSTEON can be modified to work into any home and any set of conditions. There may be more legwork involved and the more you know about your home, the more you can achieve, but for those with the will, a multi-zoned, individually controlled, attic and basement monitoring HVAC system is an achievable reality.
This thermostat requires power from the furnace or A/C unit to function. If you do not have a "common" wire running between your thermostat and heating/cooling equipment, you may need either to run a new wire or to install an Add-A-Wire kit.
Because the INSTEON thermostat is an RF-only INSTEON product, at least one dual-band INSTEON device is required for it to communicate with your other INSTEON devices.
*Replaces most standard wired in-wall thermostats. Not compatible with heat pumps or millivolt systems.
**Requires at least one INSTEON dual-band device (sold separately)
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