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.