Do you spend hundreds of dollars on month on your energy bills but don’t spend much time at home during the week? If you have a traditional thermostat, you may come home each day to a house that’s too warm or too cold.
With IQ Thermostat, you have complete control over the temperature in your home even if you're at work or on vacation. Even if someone left a window or door open, IQ Thermostat would make adjustments to conserve energy.
Not only is IQ Thermostat saves you money on your energy costs, but it helps keep you and your loved ones safe and secure at home.
The Benefits of Using IQ Thermostat
If your thermostat is out of date and your energy costs are anything but affordable, it’s time to start looking at more energy efficient options; IQ Thermostat is an excellent choice. Not only is it easy to use but it is one of the most energy efficient devices on the market and can save you money every month on heating and cooling.
Do you spend a lot of time away from home? Do you live in a region where the temperatures can fluctuate a lot during the day? Do you live with young children or teenagers who forget to close a door or window?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, IQ Thermostat might be the perfect addition to your home, especially if you already use an IQ Panel every day.
This thermostat can be controlled while on the go, and you also have the option to manage your settings at home and let the thermostat do the rest of the work. Since the thermostat works with the IQ Panel, it knows when you’re away and when you’re at home (and will adjust the temperature accordingly). You can always take over and adjust the temperature as needed.
Features and Specifications of IQ Thermostat
The IQ Thermostat has an easy to install back plate and wiring for various mounting options. You can enable “auto” settings to automatically switch from heat to cool (and vice versa) and create several custom automation features such as “Adjust my thermostat when I go to bed.” With “geo fencing” automation, IQ Thermostat knows when you’re home and when you’re gone.
The dimensions of the thermostat are 145mm x 100mm x 25mm. The LCD screen dimensions are 66.5mm x 28.5 mm.The wireless signal range of the IQ Thermostat is 100 feet in open air and has a transmitter frequency of 908.4 MHz. The thermostat comes with 4-AA batteries.
IQ Thermostat can measure temperatures between 30 to 99°F and operates best between 32 and 99°F. When setting a temperature on your IQ Thermostat, you can select temperatures between 41 and 99°F.
Mounting Your IQ Thermostat
Ideally, you should install your IQ Thermostat in the same location as the thermostat that you’re replacing. If you want to install your IQ Thermostat in a new spot in your home or you don’t feel comfortable installing it yourself, call a professional.
If possible, avoid mounting your IQ Thermostat above or near hot surfaces, appliances, or equipment. Keep out of direct sunshine or an enclosed space, particularly when water can splash on the device.
Before you get started, have your instructional manual nearby and do a quick read through (this will help you get a better idea of what you’ll be doing). It’s also a good idea to have someone else give you a hand, just in case you need help.
Before you remove the old thermostat, go to your fuse box and turn off your HVAC and AC unit. Pull the cover of your old thermostat off the wall and take note of the wiring inside. It’s a good idea to take a picture with your phone, to keep as a reference.
Once you loosen the screws on the terminal block (so you can remove the wires), you can remove the back plate. Don’t lose or throw out the jumper wire.
Next, open your IQ Thermostat and mount the backplate, making sure it’s level and secure on the wall. Connect your wires in the correct place (use your picture for reference if you need to), and make sure everything is clean and secure.
Insert your batteries into the front plate of the thermostat. From right to left, put the front plate of your IQ Thermostat onto the backplate; you should hear “click.” Turn your breaker back on, and you should be ready to connect your thermostat with your IQ Panel.
Setting Your IQ Thermostat and Adding It To Your IQ Panel
Since there are countless customization options on your IQ Thermostat, each user experience for setting up the thermostat will be different. The best way to learn how to customize the settings on your IQ Thermostat is by following the step-by-step directions in your instructional manual.
When you want to add your IQ Thermostat to your IQ Panel, go to the panel and select “settings,” then “advanced settings.” Next, you will be prompted to enter a code, and you can enter the Dealer code (2222) or the Installer code (1111).
Select “installation,” “home control device,” and then “add device.” You will then be prompted to “learn” or “pair” the device. To do this, hold the “Home” key on your IQ Thermostat for 2 seconds until “NOC” appears. Press “program” and you should see “Srh” (searching for network).
Once the network is found you will see “done” appear. Press the “Home” key to go back to the default screen. Your IQ Thermostat should be successfully added to your IQ Panel. You will then have the option to change the name of the device and make any additional customizations on your IQ Panel.