Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sully Excellent Starter Kit
The Hub was setup, with devices added, in minutes. Was able to schedule lights to turn on at sunset, and fade off at night. The fade off is aesthetically pleasing, plus functional. If we are still in the room and we notice the lights dimming, we can jump into the app and keep them on if we want (maybe upgrade to occupancy-sensing someday).
Thermostat took some time to connect, but the fault lies with my 40 year old HVAC setup and lack of Common (ground) wire. Ultimately was able to find the transformer in the Air Handler, and the existing thermostat wiring had some extra unconnected wires. Wired one up to the Common/Ground on the Transformer, then connected that to the RC on the Thermostat, and now we can adjust the temp from our phones (with no monthly payments).
Excited to order some Switchlincs for the rest of the lighting in the house.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JMCQ Very ez to instal but is for a new house than mine
I bought this started kit with the Open/Close sensors to set up the system to not call for heat if the back door or window is open. I was hoping to limit heat loss. The hub, open/close sensors and outlet dimmers were extremely easy to set up.
I ran into a problem with the Thermostat. Turns out this is for a newer HVAC system than i have. It is for a 5 wire system and I only have a 2 wire system. Insteon let me know there is a way to set it up with just the 2 wire however the set up was different and I did not think I should have to finagle it. I return it. maybe they will product one for a 2 wire system at some point. I did like being able to turn lights on and off when running late and monitoring the doors etc.
It you have a newer home it would be great!
February 4, 2014