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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
simple, quick, and accurate
By Brian P.
Purchased one of these with my new ac system in fall 2013. The Goodman comfortnet thermostat allows up to six of sensors to be connected. I installed one upstairs to help keep the the whole house temperature more accurate along with humidity levels. My upstairs is always warmer, but now I had such great results with one I now have five plus the thermostat. All work together to help keep our house at a more accurate temp. I've found that by mounting them on an inside wall about four feet high they provide very accurate readings. If you want your house to reflect the true temperature set on your thermostat then this is a most have. I paid an average of $37 a sensor.
34 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
Wireless Indoor Sensor Configuration - Average vs Single
I wrote an overall review of the package consists of the THX9321R5030 Prestige 2.0 Thermostat and the C7089R1013 Wireless Outdoor Air Sensor, and part of this review repeats some of my issues.
The installation manual and the guide are confusing and not very clear at points. It is also very expensive and has too many peripherals which are also expensive in cost. It is because of these two problems that I am rating this a 4 instead of a 5.
The wireless sensors do not require the Redlink Internet gateway. You only want to buy this peripheral if you desperately want to know from wherever you are the temperature in and outside of your house.
To connect the wireless sensors, you need to go to the Menu-Installer Options, but before you go there you need the password. The password is the Date Code found under the Menu-Equipment Status. Select Wireless Device Manager to add the wireless sensors. Make sure the sensor is at least 2 feet away from the thermostat. Some of this is in the manual, but some of it isn't and it isn't obvious. If the sensor is too close it will not be found.
To configure the Sensor after you install it, go to the Menu-Installer Options-View Edit Setup. Under this option, go to Sensors-"Which sensors will be used for Temperature Control?" From this menu you can select whether to average or select a specific Indoor sensor to use for the temperature setting. This was not documented well.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful. See all 80 customer reviews...
Very simple, very small. But it can't "even out" your home's temperature.
It's small and unobtrusive, about the size of a travel computer mouse. It uses 2 AAA batteries that are included. Connecting it to the thermostat was easy, there's a connect button inside the battery compartment (no other controls other than a LED light that I've never seen turn on). It seems like once it's connected, the thermostat uses the average of the temp at the sensor and the temp at the thermostat to figure out the "current" temp.
P. S. If your HVAC system has problems getting heat or cold to some areas of your home, that won't change. But at least those areas will get warmer or cooler than before (and so will the rest of your home). That's because the point of this gadget is to let your thermostat get a more accurate reading of your home's *AVERAGE* temperature. So for instance if you install this someplace that's always too cool in winter compared to other areas in your home, your thermostat will sense a lower temp than before, and consequently every part of your home will get warmer than before. Similarly if you put it someplace that's always too hot in summer, your thermostat will sense a higher temp, and every part of your home will get cooler. But either way you'll still have areas that are hotter/cooler than other areas.