This section is about designing Devicebook Heating & Cooling for a smart home, and subsequently installing devices.
To learn about using Devicebook Heating & Cooling, see Using Devicebook Heating & Cooling
Designing Heating & Cooling
The Heating & Cooling solution uses smart Thermostats. Typical modern homes with central HVAC will have one or two temperature zones, each of which is controlled by a single thermostat.
Older homes often have smaller heating zones, typically with a thermostat in each room.
Devicebook can work with any of these kinds of setups, but currently, the thermostats available in Showroom work only with central HVAC.
A common situation is for a home to have a heating system with no AC. Devicebook supports this situation. Make sure to configure the smart thermostat appropriately.
See the Device Selection Guide for information about the different communication protocols and recommendations on specific device models.
Installing Devicebook Heating & Cooling
Install smart the thermostats following the manufacturer's instructions. All such devices are generally wireless, so take care to reduce the number of obstacles between the devices and the Devicebook Hub (or the nearest repeater, in the case of Z-Wave). Metal enclosures and objects in particular can significantly reduce wireless communication quality.
Setting Up & Testing Heating & Cooling
Use House Check to set up all the devices in the home.
To verify that the Heating & Cooling solution has been installed properly, use the Devicebook App to control each thermostat. See the Using Heating & Cooling section to learn more about using the Heating & Cooling Solution.
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