Geofencing in Smart Thermostats
Imagine the thought of getting home to a house that is cozy and serene after a boring or busy day at work, purely euphoric, right?
The Geofencing feature in thermostats uses subscriber's phone location service (GPS) to modify thermostat's settings based on the perimeter created around the home. When the owner is outside this virtual fence, there is no need for the thermostat to adjust the temperature which saves on energy consumption (dependent on real-time home occupancy). When the home's occupant goes beyond the geofence, the smart thermostat receives a notification and maintains the indoor temperature at a preset level for the unoccupied home.
Quite a few thermostat brands support geofencing when paired with appropriate mobile applications. For example, Trane, Honeywell, Ecobee, Nest, and Mitsubishi thermostats support geofencing. Wi-Fi and GPS need to be enabled on the mobile phone for the subscribers to access this service.
Trane XL824, XL850 and XL1050 thermostats support this feature since they have built-in Nexia Home Intelligence bridge. The subscriber should have the latest version of the Nexia app. When preset boundaries are crossed, Nexia Automations are triggered.
View more Trane Wireless Thermostats here.
Ecobee3 and Ecobee4 also support geofencing. Ecobee thermostats need IFTTT application for single homeowner or Life360 for multiple home residents to also effect geofencing.
View more Ecobee Wireless Thermostats here.
Alexa which works with the Kumo Cloud App to control Mitsubishi Electric systems also supports the geofencing feature without requiring any app update. MHK2 is compatible with kumo cloud app when connected with the Mitsubishi Wi-Fi Interface.
View more Mitsubishi Electric Wireless Thermostats here.
Honeywell Home App works for Honeywell geofencing enabled smart thermostats such as T10 Pro Smart thermostat.
View more Honeywell Wireless Thermostats here.
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