This post brought to you by Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. All opinions are 100% mine.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always amazed by technology. There are apps for smartphones that track sleeping cycles, robot vacuums, fingerprint key locks, and voice activated blinds. And I thought things were getting fancy when you could program your coffee maker to start brewing at a certain time.
You can imagine my mind being blown when I heard about a wi-fi voice activated thermostat. I know, some of you are probably all “Really, Chelsea? Excitement over a thermostat?” But now that I’m a home owning, tax paying, bill paying adult I have to think about these things and subsequently I get excited.
Honeywell recently introduced a first-of-its-kind wi-fi voice activated thermostat, which utilizes advanced far-field voice-control technology– breaking through the ambient noise of a busy household and recognizing commands such as “make it warmer” or “make it three degrees cooler”– even from across the room.
They even have an app you can download onto your smartphone, tablet, or computer, which allows you to program the thermostat whether you’re across the room or around the world. This will come in extra handy when Brad and I go out of town and forget to turn the temperature up or down (depending on the season) in order to save a little extra money. And then, when we’re headed home we can program the thermostat to adjust to our ideal temperature so the house will be just right when we arrive. This also means that when I go out of town and Brad cranks the air conditioning down, I can adjust the temperature from my iPhone. Muhaha.
And get this, it even has a customized color touchscreen. You can match it to your wall color so it blends in better, change the color according to the season or holiday, or display your favorite color. How cool is that?
Like many newer thermostats, you can schedule the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control so it changes temperatures according to the time of day so you don’t waste energy heating or cooling your home when it’s unoccupied. My parents do this in their home. In the winter months, they keep the house cooler from about 10PM to 5PM the next day since they’re either sleeping or at work during those hours. Brad and I don’t use that aspect of our current Honeywell thermostat because my work hours vary from day to day. But we’ll have to change that this winter, at least setting the day temperature to 68 and nighttime temperature to 58.
Soon Brad and I will be installing one of these thermostats in our house. I’m excited pretty excited to put it to use. But for now, I need to decide on the touchscreen color…
Now for some exciting news for you, I’m giving away a $100 Amazon gift card. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with a voice command you wish your thermostat could fulfill (bake me a pie, scratch my back, give me a pedicure, do the laundry, etc.).
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