There are so many things I love about this thermostat. First off, it is bright and I can see the readout from across the room. That means I can see if the kids have messed with it without having to get up to look. That is a very big deal in our house. Second, it just looks cool. It is a computer on the wall, and I get comments on it like I would with a new TV. The temperature control has been consistent (as long as the kids leave it alone) and it performs the basic function of controlling our temperature very well. Setup was easy, to be honest. You just set the mode, and the setpoints, and then it lets you copy that to other days. On my last thermometer, I had to go through the setup for every single day, and if I decided to make an adjustment, I had to make it 7 times. This Siemens unit is much easier.
Where it starts to become a lot better than my last thermostat is that it tells me not only the current temperature, but also whether the heater or AC is running to achieve that temperature. I try to resist the urge to play with it, and just let the system optimize things, but every now and then it's nice to know the AC is running and be able to make the decision that I can live with things a couple degrees warmer to save the cost instead.
However, the COOLEST part, HANDS DOWN, is that it MONITORS MY AIR QUALITY AND HUMIDITY. It tells me if my air is clean!!! I replaced my air filters for my HVAC the day after I put this in, and you can see the air quality improve in our home when the little starburst turns to green. My wife was VERY impressed. I can't wait to see how long it takes for it to let me know it's time to replace the air filter again. We've always just replaced filters when it happened to occur to us - now we KNOW when it's time.
I can't recommend this unit enough. Why settle for temperature control? This unit from Siemens monitors the air quality in your home - what is more important than that?
The brand new Siemens Smart Thermostat is different from any other thermostat you know. Its unique features benefit both home owners and professional installers. From easy installation and fast commissioning to being always in touch with its surroundings, it creates perfect places.