Thermostat Ratings part 11, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Thermostat ratings part 11 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Schneider Electric, Seitron, Sensibo, Tappan, Tekmar, Tempstar, and Totaline brands.


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The WISER AIR is a learning thermostat that can be controlled from your smartphone. They have a weather forecast function that is nice and the units work with utility companies for peak savings. They can be purchased directly or from Amazon or Home Depot and are easily installed.


This brand offers a wide variety of models. The premium units are battery powered and feature seven day programming. Their basic thermostats can use an internal or external sensor and offer models for heating only or heating/cooling.


These controls are made for ductless, portable, and window air conditioners and heat pumps. They are simply stuck on the unit and work with geofencing from your smartphone to make them operate fully automatically. Through ifttt you can customize their operation to suit your needs.


The 80 SERIES features single stage digital thermostats but the warranty is not very good. The 90 SERIES offers premium units with touchscreen control. The T955 is a wireless control that has a touchscreen and is programmable. The iQ DRIVE controller is a communicating thermostat that works with the other parts of a NORDYNE manufactured HVAC system to maximize efficiency and comfort. They are backed by a good warranty when an entire system is purchased and installed by their dealers.


This brand is a part of WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES and offers controls for hydronic heating systems. The TekmarNet 552 has a touch screen and seven day programs as well as built-in freeze protection. They offer optional floor and outdoor sensors and the units are backed by a pretty good guarantee.


This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The TSTAT0406 is a basic seven day programmable model with automatic switching between heating and cooling. The OBSERVER COMMUNICATING WALL CONTROL has all of the standard features and is backed by a good warranty. The control requires a special board if the thermostat is going to be used with non-communicating equipment. The brand is only sold and installed by their authorized dealers.


The P710U-21PHP model is a basic programmable thermostat for heat pumps as well as furnace/air conditioner systems. They have auto changeover so you can program them and forget about it. The P740 is part of their PREMIER SERIES and features simplified programming as well as a touchscreen. The EZ3 is a Wi-Fi enabled premium thermostat that can work with most conventional systems and heat pumps. The units are "smart" and will send maintenance/repair alerts to email.

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