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Wifi/HomeKit (not 'smart') thermostat
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Brien
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May 26, 2017, 12:59 AM
 
I've been dipping my toes in IoT/HomeKit the past few months, and was wondering if anyone has reccomendations for a thermostat that I can set temps/turn on and off over wifi with my iPhone that doesn't have all other BS. My AC/heat is, 80% of the time, turned off so I don't really 'need' the learning or enery use coaching of any of the other fancy crap they do, I'm just lazy and don't want to go downstairs at 1 AM to turn up the heater/AC.

I looked into the nest/ecobee, but from what I gather none of that stuff can be disabled. Maybe the Lyric?
     
subego
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May 27, 2017, 03:56 PM
 
Unfortunately, all the solutions I have are "rob Peter to pay Paul" situations.

I can hook you up with thermostats which just do the basics, but they'll only interface with their own proprietary home automation systems.

So you'd need a hub... which is to control a bunch of stuff you don't want, and is made a whole lot more complicated and expensive because of it.
     
   
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