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IPhone heating control

sugarboat
sugarboat Member Posts: 2
I have a Vokera Compact SE Combi Boiler controlled by a Honeywell ST9100A - because of reasons of disability I would like to turn the heating on or off remotely by using my Iphone what must I do to achieve this please?

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 19,279
    My son has been getting me up to speed on simple, inexpensive wifi controls. This is one he got at home depot to turn on lights, music, etc.

    With this site you could even ask Siri to do it for you.

    https://ifttt.com


    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 883
    It should be a simple matter of changing your thermostat out to one that is WiFi enabled such as this one:

    https://customer.honeywell.com/en-US/Pages/Product.aspx?cat=HonECC+Catalog&pid=TH6320WF1005/U&category=Programmable+FocusPRO+WiFi&catpath=1.2.28.1.47

    You will need to have wireless internet set up in your house, and then you will download an app on your phone and you will be able to control the thermostat from anywhere. Installation and set up by a pro is pretty straightforward.
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 19,279
    Ecobee is another popular choice if you want to upgrade your thermostat. Very easy to set up, works great with the i-phone ap.


    https://www.ecobee.com
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    delta T
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,115
    And for heaven's sake whatever you install -- at least change the password on it.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    delta TErin Holohan Haskell
  • sugarboat
    sugarboat Member Posts: 2
    Thank you I will explore further aided by your advices and comments.
  • john p_2
    john p_2 Member Posts: 365
    Knowing nothing about wifi controls it leads me to wonder...if your internet service should go out do you lose your heat?
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,401
    I have misgivings about this internet of things. Computers hang up and they often do it at the worst time.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Mike
    Mike Member Posts: 94
    As long as you have 24 volts you operate the system the old fashion way. Manually. I too, have mixed feelings about these t'stats. I wonder about the WiFi security?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 21,115
    edited November 2016
    Mike said:

    As long as you have 24 volts you operate the system the old fashion way. Manually. I too, have mixed feelings about these t'stats. I wonder about the WiFi security?

    The WiFi security is usually horrible. Even if the customer changes the passwords to something reasonably secure (and no, "12345678" doesn't count), which most don't (and some devices you can't) the software built in to many IoT devices is pretty weak in that regard (there has recently been a huge DDos attack powered by a botnet of IoT devices). I'm not a particularly paranoid type, but I wouldn't have an IoT device in my house -- whether it's a toaster or a fancy thermostat. No.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England