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Old 10-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Home Temperature Monitoring

I need to be away from my house in northern New England for extended periods of time during the winter and am concerned about the possibility of pipes freezing, etc. in the event that for some reason my furnace goes out.
I am intrigued by several temperature monitors that would call me in the event the temperature dropped below a prescribed level. I've written to manufacturers with the following question but have received no response.
Will any of these systems work if there is no phone "land line" in the house?
We have television and internet hook-up through our local cable company but our phone service is cell phone only.
Sure would appreciate it if anyone has had experience with a situation like this. Thanks, Rob


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Old 10-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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If you have an alarm system, you can use a tempature switch and assign it to a zone. Then tell the monitoring service to contact you and any contractor you designate. Honeywell also has some alarm systems that will work. You can also look into a NEST t-stat. which utilizes a wifi connection.


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Old 10-27-2012, 07:59 AM   #3
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There are monitors that use a light plugged into them, that if temp drops below setpoint the light will turn on.Just need to be on good terms with your neighbors so they would actually call if there is a problem.Also have seen a honeywell t-stat at Home Depot that has wi-fi features.$149.00. $100 cheaper than nest.Nest is overrated if ya ask me.
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A friendly neighbor as a caretaker is the best and cheapest option.
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