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General => Temperature Monitoring & HVAC Control => Topic started by: kigmatzomat on August 05, 2014, 11:16:51 pm

Title: zts-110 - override or total ontrol?
Post by: kigmatzomat on August 05, 2014, 11:16:51 pm
Hello,

I'm not seeing a lot of info on the newer zts-110 thermostat.  I'm looking for one that will fail back to its program mode if/when the Vera is offline or signal is disrupted.  I have tried to read the manual but don't see anything about a zwave controller failure. 
Title: Re: zts-110 - override or total ontrol?
Post by: Grwebster on August 06, 2014, 10:32:54 pm
I have one and honestly can't figure out the difference between the 100 and the 110.  I would expect that the thermostat would maintain it's current setpoint if the vera stopped communicating.  It would still control the furnace or A/C around that setpoint,   Might not be the most energy efficient in that mode, but will at least it will still control.
Title: Re: zts-110 - override or total ontrol?
Post by: garrettwp on August 06, 2014, 10:35:57 pm
I've never seen or heard such a feature.

- Garrett

Title: Re: zts-110 - override or total ontrol?
Post by: kigmatzomat on August 07, 2014, 02:11:19 pm
I read some horror stories about a zwave controller dying and the hvac turned of until the thermostat was reprogrammed.

My wife is not technical so I want to be sure that a single point of failure doesn't render the house uninhabitable if I am out of town.

As far as the 100 vs 110, i think it is just a bug-fix. Someone on this board had issues with the 100 and was sent a 110 as a warranty replacement. I'm on my phone or I'd find the thread.
Title: Re: zts-110 - override or total ontrol?
Post by: Grwebster on August 10, 2014, 09:00:12 pm
I would not expect the mode of the thermostat to change if the vera hung or died.  Now if the unit was turned off, it would stay that way, but I really don't know why any one would do that.  With the thermostat in easy mode, I think she will be able to handle it.