Simple User Interface and Installation, CyberStat
The CyberStat CY1201 – Wireless Internet Connected Programmable Thermostat is made by the company Motison. CyberStat has a white cover and only three buttons. Two are for adjusting the temperature and one is to change between the different modes. Motison’s website goes into detail about each mode. I consider this to be a big plus as so many devices that I buy lately are much more complicated than the old manual method. Anyone can operate this device. However, there is no app for this thermostat. All you need to do is log into the website and choose your desired temperature or create your own schedule.
I have had this thermostat installed for a couple of weeks now. Setup was very easy and straightforward. You need a C-wire to provide power for CyberStat. If you do not have a C-wire, an external power supply (sold separately) is necessary. The power supply can be between 6 VDC to 24 VDC or 24 VAC. It is possible to convert the fan wire to a C-wire if you do not use the fan independently. It is compatible with most HVAC systems except line-voltage baseboard heaters, two-wire and millivolt heating systems.
Provided Adequate Features
We should first mention the Wi-Fi feature which helps you control CyberStat from anywhere and anytime. You can turn your Internet-connected devices into a remote control and then check and change your house temperature from your bed or from across the world.
In case you do not want other people changing your house temperature randomly, the temperature range lock option is available. You can pick the temperature and it will send you an e-mail when it reaches the temperature you set. It can also alert you if the thermostat is offline for an extended period of time.
Assuming your heat is powered electrically, (igniter, blower, and pump), your heat wouldn’t run in either case, but the thermostat will resume where it left off when power is returned.