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Old 10-28-2013, 03:25 PM
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Monitoring home temperature remotely

Any technology out there to monitor temperature in a home w/o a monthly based fee? I know phone & internet systems exist.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:29 PM
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Nest thermostat let's you see temperature and control heating/ac remotely via iphone.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:33 PM
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Nest thermostat let's you see temperature and control heating/ac remotely via iphone.
Yes, I know that exists. Thanks.

The heat will be left on at 50F and we simply want to monitor temperature to make sure furnace doesn't let us down. What is the easiest way to do this?
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:40 PM
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A friend of mine installed Honeywell wifi thermostats in his beach house. They have worked great for him. They don't do the "learning" that the Nest does, only what they are told to do. It doesn't look like that is what you are looking for though.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:40 PM
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Uh oh.....I was typing to slow so disregard the following:

Honeywell just came out with a competitive product to the Nest. I don't think either of these charge you to setup/maintain an account which uses your home Wifi to monitor temperature, change settings etc. Note that you are still using the manufacturers web site to communicate with your thermostat.

The Nest is pretty cool....

http://support.nest.com/article/What...w-do-I-get-one
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I've really been considering this one lately for a vacation house. Also, this one has High and low temp alerts.

http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH6...ref=pd_cp_hi_0

The nest is really cool to look at, but I honestly don't need the learning portion. I have a regular schedule and my current programmable never needs to be touched.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:10 PM
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I've had Nests on two zones here since they were released and they've been excellent. I just recently ordered a couple of Nest smoke/CO detectors to replace my 25 year-old smoke-only detectors. They all go on the network together. Looks like you can save a few bucks with the Honeywell, however, and may meet your needs just fine.
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Thanks for the replies.

So the most economical way to do this is through wi-fi. Cable internet is available in the area at 20/mo.
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Thanks for the replies.

So the most economical way to do this is through wi-fi. Cable internet is available in the area at 20/mo.
Do you have any neighbors nearby that would let you chip in on their internet?
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

So the most economical way to do this is through wi-fi. Cable internet is available in the area at 20/mo.
Do you have a landline (phone) at that residence? You can hook up a remote temp monitor and low-temp alert to the phone.

http://www.smarthome.com/30416A/Vens...troller/p.aspx

http://www.protectedhome.com/freeze-...c-16-l-en.html
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