How to: Control & Automate Your Home’s Temperature

Whether you’re in another room or another country, SmartThings makes it easy to control and automate your home’s temperature.

By automatically turning down your thermostat, your A/C unit, or your portable heater when you’re away, you can not only help our planet by living green, but also help yourself by saving some serious green.

You can set a smart thermostat or portable heating/cooling unit to adjust to a certain level whenever different events take place–such as when you leave home. And to make sure that you always step back in to a comfortable crib, you can also adjust your home’s temperature from your phone whenever you want–like, when you’re leaving work to come home each day.

What you need:
• A SmartThings Hub
A SmartThings-compatible thermostat or a SmartPower Outlet to control A/C units or portable heaters

output_beUREAHow it works:
After installing a SmartThings-compatible thermostat, you can turn it on, off, or adjust it directly from the SmartThings app. You can also set it to automatically adjust when different events take place–such as when you arrive or leave home–by using the Hello, Home section of the SmartThings app.

If you have a window A/C unit or portable heater, you can turn that on or off directly from the SmartThings app as well, or set it to automatically adjust when different events take place by using the Hello, Home section of the SmartThings app.

Want to learn more?
To see how one customer is powering both his Nest thermostat and also a portable space heater using SmartThings, and see how another customer is controlling his Honeywell Z-Wave thermostat with SmartThings.

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