Learn more about Farsight — June 27, 2016

Learn more about Farsight

Some new views have been added today by Nest. Yes, Farsight is now available with new features and facilities for its users. Compared to the previous features, consumers will be able to show a new look of animated weather screen as well as the current temperature.

All this would be possible to view from across the room. People love to see the temperature with big numbers as they love to be updated in this regard across the room. The item with new temperature viewer gives people this facility.

The manufacturers need the satisfaction of their customers in terms of weather checking process, so that’s why they gave an animated look to see the weather. In order to have your own modified weather look, just go to display setting and choose the style and layout of your view.

Farsight is able to show extra information on the 3rd generation Nest thermostat including current room temperature and time. Besides, you can see the weather and the temperature targeted. Since the format is larger than usual it means you are able to be updated about the temperature from afar even if you are outside the room. All these features make the piece wonderful and enjoyable.

You can easily add a little thoughtfulness to the routines you have daily through Farsight. For example, you entered the home after completing some errands. After entering the room and opening the door, you noticed that the thermostat is at the end of the hallway.

You check the time. Since you arrived at home a bit early, so you need to take some rest and relax. Here, you can walk up to the thermostat to turn the ring and change the temperature. So, if you are too cold, change to a bit hot, and if you are too hot, you can change to a bit cold. That’s simple. No extra skills are needed to change the hot and cold mode.

When you’ll see Farsight

If Farsight is enabled, you will notice the thermostat wakes up soon after feeling your existence or presence. It senses your presence up to 15 feet away too. Because of high technology used there, the screen is able to be read from afar too. No need to come closer to check the temperature or time across the room. Just have a glance from a specific distance and get all the info without getting up from your seat.

What can you see on Farsight?

You are free to turn off the settings if you don’t want to see anything. Otherwise, you have options to choose what should be displayed on Farsight. To name some, they include the thermostat’s target temperature, the temperature in the room currently, a digital clock, an analog clock, the forecast and weather, and so on. All these things are easy to see through particular setting you obtain using a few figure moves.

No matter which option you choose to be displayed, the thermostat will always able to let it go to sleep in order to protect the power and will update you about recent and important information like carbon and smoke monoxide alerts, furnace heads up, and many other errors alerting you that your urgent attention and then action is needed to fix the problem.

How to change what Farsight shows you-1

How to change what Farsight shows you-2

Can you change settings?

Certainly, you can change what is being shown by Farsight and for that, you have to take some steps. These steps are complicated and technical, and we are planning to write another article in this regard where we will detail the procedure in order to make things easier and simpler.

What happens when you get closer to your thermostat

Sensi WiFi Smart Programmable Thermostat — July 2, 2015

Sensi WiFi Smart Programmable Thermostat

Sensi Wifi Smart Programmable Thermostat

Would you like to get your very own smart thermostat at the soonest possible time? There is a chance that you have just heard how helpful it can be and you would like to see for yourself how it can be an advantage. With the use of a smart thermostat, there is a chance that you do not need to control the temperature inside your home anymore. Imagine going inside your home and feeling comfortable because your smart thermostat has warmed it up enough for you. This is also the same when it is very hot outside. You can be sure that inside, it will be cool enough for you to feel comfortable. This is just what you can expect from Sensi Wifi Smart Programmable Thermostat.

Sensi WiFi Smart Programmable Thermostat 1F86U-42WF
Sensi WiFi Smart Programmable 1F86U-42WF

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Want to know what you can expect from this smart thermostat? Here are just some of the features that you can get when you make use of this item:

  • 7 Day Program System – This will allow you to set the thermostat depending on your schedule. This means that you can program it to stop heating and cooling when no one is present inside the house.
  • Precision Control – Controlling the temperature of your home can be very easy and this feature remembers what type of temperature you have set every time.
  • Compatible in 9 out of 10 homes – No need to worry if this smart thermostat can work inside your home. There is a big chance that it will work well.


  • Easy to connect to your very own Wifi network and download an application in order to help you control this device wherever you are.
  • Installation can be very easy to do. Although this is a smart, Wifi thermostat, this can be installed as easily as other regular thermostats.
  • It has universal compatibility which means that this can be very easy to control. It has four stages of heating and two stages of cooling which will allow you to change the temperature depending on how you would want it.


  • Online scheduling can be a bit hard to do, because after putting so much effort you are not sure enough weather the system has run effectively or not. You can schedule it by controlling it when you are also at home. It will remember the schedule that you have set and repeat it every 7 days unless you make some changes.


This is basically one smart Wifi thermostat that can prove to be a gem inside your home. You can easily reduce the use of HVAC equipment and lower your expenses with the use of this product.

Ecobee3 WiFi Thermostat Remote Sensor Review — June 28, 2015

Ecobee3 WiFi Thermostat Remote Sensor Review

Perfect product if you want to have a smart house

This is a great action thermostat integrated with remote temperature and motion sensors. As a user of Nest ecobee thermostats I can say, it is better and smarter than its predecessor in many ways. I really appreciated all the features this system offers, added far-off access, setting profiles, and the new software permits majestic use of custom schedules. This thermostat is particularly fit with the houses similar to mine which have several rooms on a central one point heating/cooling zone.

Ecobee 3

The smarter WiFi thermostat with distant sensor feature was a big factor in my decision. I was using the 2nd generation Nest for roughly 3 years. Although it worked sound but I constantly observed that my bedroom and first floor the temperature was a little off. Because the Nest has no remote/distant temperature sensing, they would not trigger the heating/cooling when the isolated floor is too hot/cold. During summer it is a special problem and for us it was became a pain. But now moving with ecobee3 the house doesn’t have to overheat to the point where the heat reaches the thermostat in the living room.

Ecobee3 also supports a “follow me” attribute with the far-off sensors that facilitates to determine which rooms in the house are occupied or empty and conveys this information to the main thermostat to aid with soothing.  For me this feature is mostly useful at night and now with ecobee3 I love that at night, when I know we are in bed and I can inform it to give concentration to the bedroom sensor to keep the bedroom comfortable.

Another nice feature of the Ecobee3 is that the manufacturer can bring up to date information’s to the consumer about its firmware/ hardware via the Wi-Fi association. However with other thermostats you have to exchange the unit just to get a firmware update and then hope it will fix your problems as they don’t support in-place updates.

ecobee 3
ecobee 3

And for sure its data is remarkable. It will show you the temperature outside, inside, and when the HVAC was turned on and also for how long within 24×7. It is beautifully presented and allocated more thoughtfully than the Nest. You can also view meaningful information about your system usage, schedule and weather impact in a graph format that is effortless to read.

Finally tablet apps and free smart phone allow me to see and change any setting distantly, as well as to observe thermostat behavior. The latter feature has not only been helpful for adjusting my thermostat and sensor settings but has been enjoyable too. The Web site of Ecobee recommends the same functions on any computer.

Overall, I have been more and more overwhelmed by installation of this smart looking thermostat in my house, and I particularly appreciate the innovative features included in Ecobee’s newest software update. I would like to recommend this thermostat for you also.

Want to buy and get more information about ecobee3 then go through with the following link here .

What You Need to Know About Home Automation System — June 25, 2015

What You Need to Know About Home Automation System

It is possible that you are considering having a home automation system because who would not want it? This will make it possible for you to control everything that you have inside your home. You need not do things manually. Everything can be done for you by your system. There is a big chance that you are highly excited but there are always some things that you have to consider about the home automation system.

Home Automation Nest Thermostat
Home Automation Nest Thermostat

Wondering what are the things that you should consider? Here are a few things to remember:

  1. You can choose the things that you will automate. You would have to choose the things that you would like to be powered automatically depending on what you usually do, your lifestyle. You do not have to make your alarm clock automatic if you do not need to wake up early every day. You have to choose what actions will be good for your home and what to forego.
  2. You need to get the help of a professional in order to set up your whole system. No matter what videos you might see wherein you can try setting up the home automation system yourself; you have to remember that you would still need someone else to set it up for you. You need to make sure that all of the items that you need to automate are connected to your system; otherwise, your whole plan will fail. Unless you truly know what you are doing, hiring someone is the best option.
  3. How strong your network is will play a huge role on how automation is going to be. Since home automation relies a lot on your network and connections, if it would not be effective then you still have to do everything manually. It will be a wise idea to evaluate the strength of your home network so that you will know what to expect and you will not get disappointed.

Home automation system may be something that you would like to invest in because of its benefits. Aside from the fact that it can make everything easier, you will also be able to reduce the amount of energy that you use every day. This gives you a chance to lessen the bills that you have to pay for every month. You can save money with the home automation system but you need to know the right facts about it first.

Nest T200577 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat Review — June 22, 2015

Nest T200577 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat Review

Rescue Energy and Money can be a solitary requirement of a thermostat? 

We were using the Honeywell VisionPRO thermostat for last five years and it has done a trustworthy job also. But last summer our electricity bill hit over the range and finally we decided now it’s enough! Thus, we moved with the auto learn auto away functionality and installed second Gen Nest thermostat. According to us the 2nd gen nest thermostat’s profile is perfect for energy and money saving. Its thinner elegant design makes our home a little more up to date in look, but not too much.

Nest T200577 2nd
Nest T200577 2nd

I do have some reflections to share about the installation process. Installation/setup of nest is quite easy as many other users mentioned and I installed the thermostat by myself. I just followed the guidance, then went to Nest website to create an account managing our house temperature and installed Nest application in our (me and my wife) smart phone. The competency to sense wires and automatical configuration of the thermostat is a cool feature we didn’t see before.

Nest automatically turns itself down when we need to save energy and is the prime feature for which we replaced our previous trusty Honeywell VisionPRO. Auto away works in our homes, even if nest is in a spot we did not pass on the way out the door and it also works with 95% of low voltage systems. We found the nest thermostat saves up to 20% of our heating and cooling bill by programming itself. Hence, initially we were happy with automatic configuration, energy saving and elegant looks of the nest.

After four months of notable performance we went for a trip. When we were returning to our home, we attempted to adjust the heat to little up for having a comfort environment at home. When we tried this we got a massage showing us the unit was in online two days ago. We were disappointed that we could not turn up to a warm house.  After that, we found our nest thermostat work sound except that it carries on going offline and then unable us to direct it distantly. We also found on the nest forum that we are not the barely consumer experiencing this dilemma and, this is to a certain extent irritating for us and nest had done nothing to resolve this problem.

Nest T200577 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat Review
Nest T200577 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat

Another issue we don’t like about this nest is that, it uses its motion sensor to determine whether it should keep the heat on or off and then try to build a schedule based on usage prototype. Although this jingles well in theory bur it doesn’t work if thermostat is in a low traffic region of the house like us.  Also, once it assembles a schedule, you really have no idea it will did until you identify your temperature setting keeps fluctuating.

So, before installation of 2nd Gen Nest thermostat at your home our advice will be just check out all the features and do compatibility measurement with your system. If your system is not compatible then it will be a wise decision to choose another thermostat which is compatible with your system. So, my last word is, think rationally before adaption of this thermostat!