A year ago, we moved into our new home in Redmond and the house furnace was still controlled by an ancient thermostat, built using Cold War era technology and I set out to replace it with something better… While an off-the-shelf thermostat would have worked as a replacement, I wanted more!
- I wanted to be able to control the temperature of the house from anywhere using a web browser
- I wanted to get interesting energy consumption statistics to measure the effectiveness of our home improvements
Last week, I finally achieved the first step and here’s what the interface looks like right now:
The code, in progress, is available here