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Another Level of Automation Available From a Wi-Fi Connected Thermostat

Bryant Thermostat Now compatible with the Amazon Home Automation Platform!

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Thermostats, comfort, Wi-Fi connected thermostats, and now, even Wi-Fi thermostats that respond to voice commands! For those who like gadgets, welcome to a higher level of sophistication. We were recently informed that Bryant has developed a thermostat that communicates with Alexa (Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot).

It’s not new to be able to control your thermostat from your smart device but now with Amazon’s Echo and Dot compatibility, you don’t have to get out of your chair!  Just say “Alexa, raise my temperature 2 degrees.” Nice gadgetry!. Impressive to your guests! But I would advise a little caution before purchasing any Wi-Fi connected thermostat based on the following:

Uh-Oh and OOPs! are close by. Don’t Do It!

You can go here (click on the Thermostat Tab) to get more information about Bryant’s Housewise compatibility with the Amazon platform.

As time progresses, I am sure that more Wi-Fi enabled thermostats will have compatibility with smart home technologies. And the compatibility on other platforms will provide features that will equal or exceed those available from the Amazon Echo and Dot products.

As this article is written, I am awaiting the announcement that Bryant’s Housewise thermostat is compatible for Apple’s home automation platform. I expect the Apple / Bryant Housewise compatibility to be announced in the coming month or months (real soon).

I haven’t heard anything yet on the compatibility with Google’s home automation platform, but I suspect that version will be available soon. And to me, the safest path for Wi-Fi automation will be provided by the manufacturers of heating and air conditioning systems.

If you find yourself getting fascinated with a Wi-Fi thermostat, call us. We may be able to provide a recommendation that rewards you with a utility rebate. We may also be able to improve the capabilities of your system with our recommendation. So much to gain and so little to lose!

Wouldn’t be nicer if Alexa could take the dishes off the table and clean them up too! Hopefully, Amazon has some engineers working on this!

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