Are you building your dream home or have you already built it? Do you want or have a system that enables you to control all your audio, video, security and lighting systems from one central location? Of course you do-but what about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC)? If you truly want the utmost in comfort and convenience for your family and home, your automation system has to include HVAC.
Take controlling your heating and air conditioning system to a whole new level. Aprilaire's Communicating Thermostats can be integrated into a home automation system or controlled right from your home's PC. Never again will you have to walk around to each thermostat to control the temperature in different areas of your house. The 8870 also simplifies the process when you have 4, 6, 10, 20 or more thermostats. Simply control your HVAC through an automation system or your personal computer whether at home, at work or from any other location.
Whether you're building a new home with total smart-home automation in mind or are making your current home smarter-the Aprilaire 8870 Communicating Thermostats promise you total convenience and control 24-7.
You want a simple but technologically advanced system that can give you total control over all your home's systems. Aprilaire's Communicating Thermostats can be integrated into a whole-home automation system or controlled right from your home's computer giving you the control you want and need.
Sophisticated whole-home automation systems are making the home of the future a reality. Today's homes are being built with even the most basic automated systems such as home security or lighting systems. Aprilaire's Communicating Thermostats are capable of seamlessly integrating into those systems, so instead of using a thermostat to just control your climate needs, you can use one automation system to control your HVAC, lighting, security, audio/video and other home automation needs.
What if I don't have a home automation system? Aprilaire offers a package that allows you to take control of your thermostats through your personal computer. Program, monitor, set limits, view history and see the current outdoor temperature while sitting at your home computer, and better yet, with Internet access you can do all this from outside your home-anywhere in the world. This package is an excellent monitor and control option for second or vacation homes and condos.
Features & Benefits
Using state-of-the-art design and the latest in technology, automated systems use multiple thermostats installed throughout your home. Some features and benefits include:
Simple Operation-While Aprilaire Model 8870 Communicating Thermostats can be individually operated, they work best in a system, whether controlled by a PC or home automation system. Internet access allows you to control the system from virtually anywhere in the world.
Exceptional Convenience-The individual programming or resetting of thermostats is completely eliminated. You receive information from all Aprilaire 8870 Thermostats on your home automation system's touch panel.
Energy Savings-Temperature settings can be customized within the system to fit your lifestyle, delivering increased energy savings.
Total Comfort and Ease of Mind-Left for work and forgot to set back your thermostat? Turn them off from your work PC. Going to your vacation home this summer? Program your air conditioner to turn on a couple hours before you arrive. Relaxing at night with a great movie-adjust the temperature, dim the lights, and turn on your A/V system all from one location, your home automation's touch panel.
The Model 8870 Communicating Thermostat operates similarly to a conventional thermostat but has the unique capability of being controlled, either locally or remotely (from a home automation system). The Model 8870 thermostat is capable of integration into your home automation system or independently operated with the Aprilaire Model 8825 System Controller.
*Required- 8825 Aprilaire Communicating Thermostat System Controller
*Required- 8818 Aprilaire Distribution Panel
*Required- 8027 Aprilaire 24V Transformer (1 per 8818 panel)
*Option- 8061 Aprilaire Temperature Sensor and Control Module
*Option- 8062 Aprilaire Temperature and Humidity Sensor Module
*Option- 8051 Aprilaire Remote Flush Mount Temperature Sensor
*Option- 8052 Aprilaire Remote Duct Mount/Outdoor Temp Sensor
*Option- 8053 Surface Mount Temperature Sensor
8870 Thermostat Features
. One thermostat capable of heat/cool or heat pump, single or multi-stage operation
. Capable of standalone operation, independent of the thermostat network
. Capable of controlling space demand requirements by sensing space temperature and determining the heating or cooling demand with a control accuracy of 1 degree
. Capable of controlling temperature or relative humidity
. Capable of password protection
. Backlit with the option to disable back-lighting
. Field adjustable differential control
. Field offset capability
. Ability to be configured and addressed via a menu-driven interface
. Control dual-fuel heat pumps based upon outdoor high and low balance points
. Display setpoint(s) and room ambient simultaneously with option to hide setpoints
. Mode button for selecting heating, cooling or automatic changeover mode of operation
. Button to allow the system fan to operate in continuous or automatic mode
. Display multiple remote temperatures
. Capable of connecting to a remote flush-mount temperature sensor in order to hide the thermostat from view
. Control space temperatures to maintain individual heating and cooling setpoints
Dimensions: 5.01"H X 5.52"W X 1.15"D