My house has in floor heating and radiant cove heaters, is super insulated and has high solar gain. So traditional temperature setbacks and the typical “smart” thermostat or simple time programmed thermostat aren’t of much use. I’ve found that I have to change my thermostat settings based on what it’s going to be like many hours in the future. For example, if the interior winter temperature is say 18C at 7:30am and it’s going to be a sunny day, I won’t need to turn the heat on at all. On the other hand, if it’s going to be a cloudy day, then I needed to have the heat on the night before, because now it’s too late (assuming someone is home, if not then the heat can run during the day and catch up for when we get home).
Is a thermostat that connects to the internet and uses a weather forecast to set the temperature a thing? I tried searching for one, but I don’t know what it would be called. I tried the search terms “forecast thermostat”, and just got a bunch of financial forecasts for thermostat manufacturers.
I did find this one:
It mentions connecting to a forecast, but the details are sparse; seems like it’s just for extreme weather events rather than ongoing control.