A smart thermostat automatically adjusts your heating and cooling systems to keep you comfortable.
A thermostat is a device designed to regulate the temperature of a system (typically a room or entire home) to maintain a desired set point. Traditional thermostats require manual adjustment, while smart thermostats allow users to set and adjust the temperature remotely using internet-connected devices. Smart thermostats often come equipped with features like learning capabilities, energy-saving modes, and integration with other smart home systems.
With Seam's API, you can configure the current climate on a thermostat, or program climate settings for a future date.
When using a smart thermostat, you have a range of climate settings at your disposal:
This setting governs the operation of your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system to achieve and maintain your preferred temperature. Notable settings include:
- Heat (
heat): In this mode, the thermostat activates the heating system when the room temperature drops below the set point.
- Cool (
cool): Here, the thermostat triggers the cooling system when the room temperature rises above the set point.
- Heat-Cool or Auto (
heat_cool): This dual-mode allows the thermostat to automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the room's temperature and the set points.
- Off (
off): This mode turns off the thermostat, halting any active heating or cooling.
This controls the fan's operation within an HVAC system. Common settings include:
- On: The fan continuously operates, ensuring air circulation regardless of the heating or cooling demand.
- Auto: The fan activates only when heating or cooling is on, making it a more energy-efficient choice.
Leverage Seam's API for the following applications:
- Adjusting Current Settings: Modify the current climate and fan modes based on your immediate needs, whether you're on location or away.
- Scheduling Climate Settings for the Future: Plan ahead by setting temperature preferences for future dates and times. For instance, if you have a guest at a rental home, you can schedule the house to warm up just before their arrival.