Venstar T1700: A Remote Controlled Programmable Thermostat

by Rob on November 30, 2008

One of the newest energy saving gadgets for your home is the Venstar Remote-Control 1-Day Programmable Thermostate that you can program from anywhere in your house. It’s versatile and faster and more convenient than finding a blanket. No matter where you are in the house, you can remotely control the temperature setting of the thermostat. And you can even pre-program the thermostat for different temperature settings.

The thermostat is very easy to install and once installed all you need to do is plug in the adaptor, which is included with the kit. This allows you to remotely control the thermostat in any room, and it will hold the information that you program in. Once it does, you just have to push a button for the temperature mode you desire. For example, you could pre-program one mode for bed time, one for when you wake up in the morning, and one for when you are away from home.

The Venstar T1700 will help you save energy by reducing the temperature settings automatically at times and temperatures you choose. And with the remote control feature, you’ll never have to climb out of bed to adjust the settings.

This is the perfect way to decrease your energy foot print in your home if you are conscious about making it more Green.

Key Features:

  • Can use one receiver for up to four wireless remotes.
  • Touch pad programming.
  • Transmits up to 500 feet and it transmits through concrete floors and walls easily.
  • Works with heat pumps, hydronic systems, or single/dual gas or electric systems.
  • It is programmable for up to 4 time periods each day and you can change the settings for different days of the week.
  • It has an automatic changeover setting from heating to cooling that you can turn off.
  • Displays Fahrenheit and Centigrade
  • Large easy to read numbers.
  • Has a wireless thermostat controller that used 2 Lithium AA batteries. Note: Lithium batters work best in this thermostat.
  • Designed for use with 24VAC heating/cooling systems only.
  • One year manufacturer warranty.

Benefits to save money and energy:

  • It contains no mercury so it is healthier to use
  • More accurate than other types of thermostats so the accuracy saves energy.
  • Been proven that if they are used properly you save on heating bills. Some have saved about $150 a year.
  • Better on the environment than standard thermostats because it is more energy efficient.
  • Energy Star rated

Special Considerations: The Venstar T1700 comes with an INSTEON Thermostat Adapter and you will need power to make it function. You may need to have a wire run from your thermostat to your heating/cooling unit.

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