At first glance, you might mistake the Sensi for your typical WiFi thermostat. But rather than building a thermostat around a wall unit, Sensi took a different approach. They decided to build their thermostat around a smartphone app. After all, you’re never too far from your smartphone.
The Sensi thermostat app gives you complete control over your home’s heating and cooling system. I had the chance to test the app myself, and I’m going to share some of the features with you here.
Built-In and Custom Schedules
One of the standout features of this app is the ability to set a schedule for your thermostat. You can choose between a set of built-in schedules, or you can create your own – right through the app.
Sensi offers 9 built-in schedules that you can adjust whenever you want. No matter whether you’re staying late at the office or just feeling a little warmer than usual, you can adjust your thermostat’s schedule to match your own.
Schedules are easy enough to create. The app offers separate schedules for weekdays and weekends, which is convenient. For each of these schedules, you can choose to set the thermostat to different temperatures at certain hours of the day.
An example weekday schedule may look something like this:
- 6AM: 75F
- 8AM: 83F
- 5PM: 75F
- 11PM: 78F
Creating schedules is incredibly simple and easy.
Detailed Weather Information
Aside from creating schedules, the app also provides you with detailed weather information, so you can adjust temperatures accordingly.
Sensi will tell you:
- Outside temperature
- Humidity levels
- Local weather conditions
If a storm is headed your way, Sensi will let you know, so you can adjust your scheduled temperatures.
The app also displays your current and upcoming schedule, so you can make changes if you need to.
The app itself is intuitively designed, and easy to use. On the top right corner of the app, you’ll see the high and low temperatures for the day as well as the current weather conditions. On the bottom right and left sides of the app, you’ll see the system’s current status.
In the middle, the current thermostat temperature is displayed with a convenient up and down arrow to the right to adjust the temperature with ease. Just below the temperature is your current schedule.
The Sensi app is easy to use, user-friendly, and makes it incredibly convenient to adjust your home’s thermostat. The app is free and comes with your Sensi thermostat.