May 22, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
The way heating costs are rising these days, you’re going to want to do everything you can to save this coming fall and winter. The Z-Wave Alliance, the consortium that touts the Z-Wave wireless technology, celebrated the second anniversary of its Advanced Energy Savings Thermostat Device Class this week by debuting three more Z-Wave-enabled thermostats.
The new devices are the Intermatic CA8900, Wayne Dalton WDTC-20 and RCS TZ43. That brings the total of Z-Wave thermostats to 12, which are fully compliant and play well with more than 300 Z-Wave products.
Especially for your existing home’s retrofit project, you can fill your automation needs with the wireless Z-Wave technology—the products include the thermostats, plus lighting controls, appliance and motor controls, door and window controls, window coverings, pool pumps, motion, light and humidity sensors, and A/V controls.
Other Z-Wave thermostats are from ACT, Danfoss, RCS, Horstmann and HAI.
The Alliance did not mention pricing on the three new thermostats, so check back with the individual manufacturers.
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