- SAVE ABOUT 23% ON HVAC ENERGY: The thermostat helps you save on your HVAC energy costs, with features like geofencing, 7-day flexible scheduling, remote access, and in-app system usage.
- INSTALL IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS: Use the built-in level and step-by-step app instructions for a quick installation. Skip any extra work painting or patching the wall thanks to the standard thermostat size.
- USAGE REPORTS: Monitor current day and historical heating, cooling, and fan runtimes right in the app.
- CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE: Remotely control your home comfort from your smartphone or tablet using the Sensi mobile app for Android and iOS devices.
- CIRCULATING FAN: Air circulation may improve indoor air quality by helping to regulate temperature and prevent the buildup of particles and mold.
My HVAC Details: Natural Gas Furnace/Forced Hot Air + Centeral A/C with NO C-WireI have a rental so I wasn't about to run a new wire from my furnace to the thermostat. I really wanted to replace the $20 Honeywell thermostat which I had proven was very inaccurate at reading the temperature. I decided to get a WiFi enabled thermostat for a couple reasons.1) After getting a Google Home, I've been making a movement toward home automation and voice activated controls.2) My gas company offered a $100 rebate toward a WiFi enabled thermostat so I paid almost nothing for it.Super easy installation.1) Throw breakers for Furnace/AC2) Unscrew wire terminals and pull wires from old thermostat plate3) Remove plate (pay attention to which wire colors go to which designations) and mount new plate4) Re-insert wires into same color designations as old thermostat.5) Plug new Thermostat onto new plate.6) Download Sensi app.7) Turn breakers back on8) Open app and follow the short instructions.Done! The thermostat looks slick (crisp display, pics don't do it justice) and the app looks nice too. I haven't interfaced it to my Google Home using the Wink app yet.So far, I'm very satisfied.
Great thermostat! It is wonderful being able to simply ask Alexa what the thermostat (inside house) temperature is! Fantastic on days like these with night temps in the 30’s and daytime in the 70’s. Just tell Alexa to set thermostat to heat or cool! Change change temperature settings by voice as well. The Sensi app is great for when you are in bed and you don’t want to get up nor do you want to wake up your partner. Just open the app and make your adjustments. Also using the app when away is great! If you are on vacation and your home area is forcast for a heavy freeze, just turn the heat on from anywhere!Installation was pretty straight forward. Seems that most applications WILL need the “C” wire. I bought the C wire kit but didn’t need it! I was injured and unable to get into the attic. A friend with HVAC experience did it for me. Took about 10 minutes and didn’t need the C wire kit.Setup wasn’t too bad. Had lots of problems at first and called customer service. The Sensi service was down at the time which explained the difficulty. Once the server was back up, it took seconds to have the app recognize the thermostat and mere seconds to have Alexa ready. Just remember to enable the Sensi skill beforehand!I have had the unit installed for several weeks. No issues. I don’t use the program schedules as I really don’t see a need when you can use the app or Alexa at any time but a nice feature for those who use it.I haven’t used the auto mode but I plan to. It appears that you can select heat, cool and auto. I’m curious to see if the unit will automatically switch from heat to cool on its own depending on the household temp. If so, that would make this unit even better than a five star!
So far so good. Does everything I need. Installed very easily. Holes lined up, hooked up the wires and no c wire needed. Can't speak to battery life yet, but even if they have to be replaced monthly I will still be happy. It was easy to hook to my network and the temperature adjustments allowed me to get it set to match our old thermostat perfectly. No adjustment period of thinking 70 feels colder or warmer than it used to. It also has adjustable temperature swing for cool and heat, 3 choices for each. You can also set a goal for humidity in the Summer and it will force your AC to stay on a little longer even if the temp is satisfied to clear out extra humidity. Also a great feature.My favorite feature is the apps ability to turn the fan in auto, but select a percent of every hour the fan will be forced to run. This is great for me since my fresh air ERV is hooked up to cycle with my furnace fan. You can select from 10% to 90% of an hour to control or limit how often the fan cycles thus balancing energy use with the amount of fresh air. This feature is great!Hope it lasts a long time, and I will be glad I finally found one that had wifi without a c wire or external adapter.
I wasn't sure how this thermostat would work for me but I must say I am very pleased. I live in Florida and usually have the AC off when I'm not home. but by using the app for this thermostat I can turn it on remotely before I arrive which is an awesome feature . some people complained that it goes offline and it does from time and you cant use the app but mine only lasts a few minutes . the Install is easy I used the app and watched a lady on you tube do an install and it was simple . Another feature that's great is you can schedule when you want it on or off so even if it the app goes offline it will still run how you like . I'll have mine set to turn on a little while before I get home from work and etc...overall I'm very happy with this thermostat and wish I would've bought it sooner ..oh I almost forgot I also have it hooked up to my echo's and use my voice to control it as well . many great features :) if your looking for a modern upgrade to your old thermostat this one will do :)
First off I had a 4-wire thermostat that was on my system with 3 postion switch... heat off cool.. No emergency heat...it's a air conditioner with an electric heater (not heat pump heater) all in one Goodman unit .....there was a yellow wire. a green wire ..... white wire and a red wire....and a jumper wire between RC and Rh that's all... I had no C wire and this absolutely 100% works on my system with no C wire the batteries keep the screen lit .......the wifi everything hooks up fine.....So 5 stars for the thermostat pretty easy to setup.. Need to start a account with sensiFree no big deal.. App works great..Now for me the downside is it doesn't work well with Alexa it doesn't do the basic commands you can go to heat and you can go up and down on the temperature. Couldn't get it to actually turn the AC on or turn the unit off.....The Sensi app works fine up down temperature everything works great heat ac automatic... just doesn't work all that that smooth with Alexa. Over all .... So if just a good easy wifi thermostat I would highly recommend this.......Updated update update update 1/28/18wife figured it out... works great 10 starsYou have to say exactlyAlexa set thermostat setting to coolAlexa set thermostat setting to heatAlexa set thermostat setting to offAlexa set to what ever degree you want