Most smart thermostats have a big drawback, they only know the temperature of the room they’re located in. That room is usually a drafty hallway, which can be a major barrier to staying comfortable if the rooms where you actually spend your time are hotter or colder.
With a Forest Smart Thermostat, your system can know the exact temperature of any room, and then act on that information to keep you more comfortable.
What does a temperature sensor do?
Unlike other thermostats, our can access information from other devices around your smart home—including purpose-built temperature sensors.
Installed on any interior wall and wireless connected to your thermostat, they provide a room-by-room temperature reading of your whole house, letting you customize your comfort in different areas without the need for separate HVAC systems.
Here are three ways to use a temperature sensor:
On Demand Precision Comfort
Your thermostat can deliver precise comfort to any room where a temperature sensor is installed.
In your app, choose which sensor you want to target (e.g. Living Room) and your ideal temperature. The thermostat will then cool or heat your house until your chosen room is perfect.
Now, you can easily correct a room that’s too hot, or make sure that the nursery is just right at nap time.
All Day Precise Comfort
With easy scheduling tools in your app, it’s simple to take the next step and create a custom HVAC schedule that matches your family’s routine.
For example, you can start your day with the kitchen temperature sensor controlling the thermostat. After school and work, you can have your thermostat target the living room sensor until bedtime, when the upstairs landing or bedroom sensor takes over for a cool night’s sleep.
Extra Home Protection
As well as controlling your HVAC, temperature sensors can also help you avoid big-ticket home repairs by giving you early warning of problems.
For example, a temperature sensor in your basement or crawlspace can trigger a smartphone alert if the temperature drops to a freezing point—indicating that your water pipes could freeze and burst. It’s no exaggeration that in a case like this, early awareness and fast remediation could save you thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.