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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #60 on: September 20, 2017, 02:43:25 PM »
Care to expound on your opinion
The only reason to have lights on a timer are if someone is sleeping three or security. Otherwise the timer costs more the the energy you will save.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2017, 03:40:50 PM »
The only reason to have lights on a timer are if someone is sleeping three or security. Otherwise the timer costs more the the energy you will save.
Even on a 3 day yom tov

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2017, 04:02:03 PM »
Even on a 3 day yom tov
A bulb using forty watts will cost less than $7 on all day for all three day Yom tov in NYC. If you have led them much less.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2017, 04:43:19 PM »
A bulb using forty watts will cost less than $7 on all day for all three day Yom tov in NYC. If you have led them much less.
X 20 bulbs & I see real savings in installing 2 smart switches that cost $70

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #64 on: September 20, 2017, 04:58:22 PM »
X 20 bulbs & I see real savings in installing 2 smart switches that cost $70
Are they 40 watt or led. How many hours will the timer actually shut them off? How many bulbs per switch? How often will the switches bed to be replaced? What happens when they break are you unable to use the light at all until you switch them?

40 watts are about half a penny per hour in NYC.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2017, 01:13:09 AM »
You want every room and every light to turn in and off at the same time?
Seems like each light needs its own box.
Like this...
The grey boxes can be done as you wish to configure it. Typically they are done by the circuit.

I have one for bedrooms (which I don't use) one for living areas, and one for outdoor lights.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2017, 12:40:47 PM »
Recommendations for a wifi thermostat? I don't want a smart one (like a nest) because I don't want to spend that much.

Also, I have central ac but baseboard heat not sure if that makes a difference.

Thanks
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2017, 12:47:07 PM »
Recommendations for a wifi thermostat? I don't want a smart one (like a nest) because I don't want to spend that much.

Also, I have central ac but baseboard heat not sure if that makes a difference.

Thanks
There's usually a difference. For the most part baseboard heat uses line voltage stats. There are ways you can hook up a standard wifi stat to work with line voltage but it's not a DIY project. Supco (model # 93257WF) makes a very nice wifi stat that's less costly than the Honeywell wireless stat.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2017, 12:50:30 PM »
There's usually a difference. For the most part baseboard heat uses line voltage stats. There are ways you can hook up a standard wifi stat to work with line voltage but it's not a DIY project. Supco (model # 93257WF) makes a very nice wifi stat that's less costly than the Honeywell wireless stat.

Thanks and if I wanted it only for the heat then is that possible?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2017, 01:12:15 PM »
Thanks and if I wanted it only for the heat then is that possible?
Possible, but won't be a DIY project, you'll need to call a HVAC contractor.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2017, 01:14:28 PM »
Possible, but won't be a DIY project, you'll need to call a HVAC contractor.

Gotcha, so there's no way out of the box to get a wifi thermostat on baseboard heat?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2017, 01:26:57 PM »
Gotcha, so there's no way out of the box to get a wifi thermostat on baseboard heat?
I think there may be one made by King Electric but I'm not familiar enough to be able to recommend it.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2017, 09:04:45 AM »
Just confirming that this is not compatible with baseboard gas heat?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2017, 09:37:04 AM »
Just confirming that this is not compatible with baseboard gas heat?
Nope, not compatible.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2017, 09:38:38 AM »
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2017, 11:57:49 AM »

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2017, 12:03:58 PM »
I put in a hearing system which is a mix of radiant & radiator heating in my house, over 2 floors they're split into different zones.

It seems obvious that each zone gets it's own thermostats which leads to the question, if I want to put in smart thermostats will I need to buy separate ones for each zone $$$$$$?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2017, 01:04:01 PM »
Why?
B/c its not a line voltage stat. I've mentioned this in previously that it IS possible to make it work if you get your HVAC contractor to rig up some relays etc. It's not pretty and most contractors will tell you its cheaper for you (less labor) to stick with a stat that's geared for your equipment.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #78 on: November 12, 2017, 11:13:58 AM »
Is there a way to get WeMo light switches to interface with zwave controlled device? My alarm system is z wave but my thermostat and switches aren't.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2017, 11:07:54 AM »
Is there a way to get WeMo light switches to interface with zwave controlled device? My alarm system is z wave but my thermostat and switches aren't.

BUMP..or any IOT protocol that can control both?
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