With the growth of smart home, more and more smart sensors are being applied in the home. A wireless thermostat is one of them which is widely applied because of its remote accessibility.
Based on the integration with the smart home automation gateway and other smart home sensors, it provides great convenience to users that control and monitor through different terminals such as smartphones, tablets, and other smart wearable devices, wherever they are.
What is a smart thermostat?
In home automation, wireless smart thermostats assume the role of keeping a cozy environment, working with temperature and humidity sensors, air conditioners, and other smart home devices that make the surrounding environment comfortable.
With a touchscreen display and some buttons to change among different models, home thermostats are easy to use and can be programmed. Generally, a Smart thermostat is zigbee/z-wave to Wi-Fi enabled to make a connection to the IoT hub.
So, what can a home thermostat bring to smart home? With a smart thermostat, homeowners can access and control their home’s temperature and humidity even while they are away from home. There’s no need to worry, the home is always under control, and users can turn off the cooling or heating system with their smart wireless devices.
What is the purpose of the thermostat?
Smart thermostats can maintain the temperature within the given limits. When you feel too hot, thermostats will cool down the house temperature, and otherwise, they warm up the room when you feel too cold. While adjusting the temperature in your home (usually based on the routine and lifestyle preference of users), thermostats also assume a key role in energy-saving. There is survey evidence that it may save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling using of thermostat.
Zigbee thermostat in home automation
How does a thermostat work with other smart home sensors in home automation?
Zigbee and Z-Wave are popular wireless connectivity types within the smart home. So does the thermostat. There are Zigbee and Z-Wave thermostats in smart home market. With using different connectivity types, homeowners require a Z-Wave controller or a Zigbee hub to function effectively.
Under the control of a smart home gateway, wireless home thermostats are easy to program and work with other home automation sensors to build a comfortable environment. For example, the temperature and humidity sensor senses temperature variations in your home, and the thermostat will be triggered to program the ideal temperature automatically according to the preferred temperature you scheduled.
The data generated by thermostats will be uplinked to the platforms through the smart home hub, and output the working report of the thermostat, then make the smart thermostat works more efficiently.
As we know, there are programmable thermostats and smart thermostats on the market. The biggest difference between the two kinds is that the smart ones allow users to monitor and control various terminals. And they are more efficient to save your energy bill.