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Insteon Thermostat 2441TH Smarthome.com thru 9/29, $39+shipping

blueman2 217 60 September 28, 2016 at 01:02 PM in Home & Home Improvement (3) More SmartHome Deals
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Insteon home automation Thermostat 2441TH [smarthome.com] $39 Smarthome.com thru 9/29

Code: E16THR39 at checkout for $30 discount from current price

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Interesting. One note, however, from the comments that I read:

"Before you buy this thermostat, check the wiring to your current thermostat. If it has four wires (most older homes do), you WILL need to add the Venstar Add-a-Wire unit to your order, or you will not be able to install it. Once you have all the needed equipment on hand, installation goes smoothly."
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Most homes with systems done in the past 30 years or so tend to have 5 or more wires, but worth pointing out.
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is this an inexpensive but reliable alternative to the Ecobee or the Nest? TIA
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Does this require batteries?
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No batteries. Works off the 24v provided by the furnace transformer. I think it has a battery for backup, but not sure.

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is this an inexpensive but reliable alternative to the Ecobee or the Nest? TIA
Sort of. If you already have an Insteon setup to control your lights, this is what you want and the price is amazing. But if you are starting from scratch, I might go Nest.
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No batteries. Works off the 24v provided by the furnace transformer. I think it has a battery for backup, but not sure.



Sort of. If you already have an Insteon setup to control your lights, this is what you want and the price is amazing. But if you are starting from scratch, I might go Nest.
Thanks! was thinking about getting 2 of these (upstairs and downstairs controls) and the Insteon Hub Central Controller #2245-222 ($39.99) to add to the Amazon Echo. The 2 thermostat and controller totaling around $100 which is about half the price of a single Nest or Ecobee. From the description on the thermostat, it seems like only temperature change can be done remotely. Do you know whether it support remote on/off control? Thanks.
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Note, this will not work with a heat pump. They have a separate model for heat pumps which never seems to be on sale. Dunno why they didn't just make one model that would work with everything.
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I am all new in automation.. want to get basic things ..should I think about insteon?? I already purchased door lock deal.. so I need to buy one zwave hub..

should I have two types of hub ..any recommendation help will be great m
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I am all new in automation.. want to get basic things ..should I think about insteon?? I already purchased door lock deal.. so I need to buy one zwave hub..

should I have two types of hub ..any recommendation help will be great m
you either want zwave or insteon ..not both
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So this is not wi-fi controllable by itself? It needs the insteon central hub? Hate to have competing technologies. Would Smartthings be all that much better?
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Quote from blueman2 View Post :
No batteries. Works off the 24v provided by the furnace transformer. I think it has a battery for backup, but not sure.



Sort of. If you already have an Insteon setup to control your lights, this is what you want and the price is amazing. But if you are starting from scratch, I might go Nest.
Interesting. So it may not be ideal without a hub or other smarthome items. However, will it work stand-alone and I can adjust the temp via my smartphone?
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I think you need an insteon hub for this to work?
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So this is not wi-fi controllable by itself? It needs the insteon central hub? Hate to have competing technologies. Would Smartthings be all that much better?
I am answering my own question as well. This is in the description. To me, it makes it appear that the hub is needed.

"Remote control from your smartphone or tablet – combined with the Insteon Hub you'll be able to adjust the temperature from across the room or across the world"
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I am all new in automation.. want to get basic things ..should I think about insteon?? I already purchased door lock deal.. so I need to buy one zwave hub..

should I have two types of hub ..any recommendation help will be great m
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you either want zwave or insteon ..not both
Unless you get an ISY-994iZw instead of the Insteon Hub.

The ISY can control Insteon, X10. and Z-wave devices. It's also significantly more programmable, although it can be more difficult if you're doing complex triggers.

When I was looking at upgrading my thermostat, these were still sitting at $149, and the wireless thermostat (could be used to control this unit) were $79. Since my main thermostat was located upstairs and I didn't want to control my temperature based on it, I chose the Ecobee since it was cheaper to get it to do what I wanted it to do.

I have personally migrated from a purely X10 system to a blended X10 and Insteon system. I haven't found any Z-wave devices that I've liked. I also have an Amazon Echo connected to my Insteon system and my Ecobee thermostat.
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