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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
This year, we are part of The Home Depot #smarthome campaign, which means we get sent the latest smart home products to try out and share with you!
When we received the Emerson Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat, we debated where to install it, as we both have smart thermostats already installed in our homes. I decided to try it at my house, as my Nest thermostat is 5 years old, and I wanted to see what this new technology had to offer.
The setup with very straight forward. The Sensi phone app has step-by-step instructions for install. The most challenging step of most thermostat installs, is making sure the wiring you have lines up with the new thermostat. I really like that on the Sensi website, you can check to see if your wiring will work even before you buy the product.
Once you have the base and wires in place, the front just snaps into place. All the features can be controlled on the device itself or on your phone. One of the nice things about this thermostat is the shape mimics that of traditional ones. Because it fits over the same area as the old one, no touch up painting was needed. That was not the case when we installed the original Nest and then the Ecobee at Mom's house.
I've had this installed for two weeks now, and have a few thoughts about it so far. I like the easy install with no guess work. I love that it is compatible with Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa, so I can use voice control using either assistant. It also has a feature called "Geofencing" which is suppose to turn the temperature 3 degrees up or down when you are away from home. I have it turned on, but can't really "see" it working, as it works while I'm away.
Who is this for? This is a great, DIY install product for someone new to smart home technology. If you want to be able to control your thermostat with your phone, do some scheduling, and have some automatic adjustments--this is a great pick!
There are a lot of smart thermostats on the market now, and a great place to look at all the options is at The Home Depot. In the HVAC aisle, there is a great display of all the models and detailed features of each one. And with the Sensi, you can check out the website before you buy to make sure your system is compatible.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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