26.5? Do you all parade around in the reg grundies?
If I were making a thermostat, that upper bound would be when it turns the cooling on, and the lower bound would be when the heater kicks in - between the two would be where you just let nature do it's thing.
At the top of the screen the icons are snowflake and flame which means the thermostat is controlling both. The fact that the flame is red(not white) means heating is active.
As you pointed out the numbers to the right are the boundaries that will trigger heating or cooling.
The box with '19.5-26.5 and holding' means that the current temp has been set manually from the thermostat and it will hold that temp until you override it, by touching the box for example.
I need to fine tune the boundaries. I've also just changed the setting so any manual setting at the thermostat will stay until the next scheduled event, like going into sleep mode at night. So now the display says '19.5-26.5 until 10:30pm' which is the scheduled time for the Sleep setting.
I agree Rybags that there is really no need for a cooling setting in winter. To achieve this i just change the thermostat from Auto to Heat Only in winter and Cool Only in summer.
The sparky was impressed, especially since it's no more expensive than a standard WiFi thermostat from any of the regular manufacturers.
The integration with my Amazon Alexa means I can ask it what the temp is set too, I can verbally set a specific temp or I can ask it to raise or lower the temp by any amount.
However, what I'm really interested in is the ability to view the efficiency of the heater/cooling over time and you can make tweaks to your schedule to reduce costs.
That and features like geo-fencing, proximity overrides(so if nobody is home when the unit is on it will turn off or visa versa), intelligent recovery - you set a temp at a specific time and the unit will fire up the heating/cooling in advance because it knows how long it takes to reach the temp you want, anyway it's these features that keep the residents happy :)
Edited by Mac Dude, 19 August 2017 - 07:45 PM.
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