internet'able home thermostat, etc., rec?

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Looking for suggestions for a basic thermostat/internet
interface. Basically we'd like to check the home temperature
from afar and do the usuals.

For example, if we're out all day we'd normally let the
temperature drop and then come back up for our return at
six pm.

But if we wind up being away overnight, we'd like to
reset the thermostat (remotely) to keep the heat to minimum
until a few hours before our new ETA.

(and vice versa if we're coming home earlier than expected).

Any suggestions?

Thanks


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Danny,

I'm currently doing just that so I can turn up the heat in our vacation home
in NY before we leave CT.

I'm using a CAI Networks Webcontrol, which is a mini web server. I
modified a Honeywell Heat/Cool thermostat, and with a solid state
relay, driven from the Webcontrol, I can change the thermostat from
the cold to warm position. I wrote a windows program to monitor the
temps and turn on the heat and hot water. The program can be run
from a memory stick. There is a manual interface to the server so
you can do the above without the program with a few mouse clicks,
but the temperature is in Celsius. The only problem is that some
Internet providers block port 80 communications.

Here's the link:
http://www.cainetworks.com/products/webcontrol/webcontrol-faq.html

If you need any more info, let me know.

John
 


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Thanks. that's pretty close to what I'm looking for.



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_____________________________________________________
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
             dannyb@panix.com
[to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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