Hello. Apologies if this isn’t the correct category for this post. I justify it by claiming that I’m looking for gear to configure, so it sort of makes sense. Please feel free to ask me to move it if there’s a better place.
Very new to Home Assistant. I’ve currently got presence sort of working, and am looking to integrate it with a thermostat. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet bought into an automation ecosystem, so while that frees me up, it also makes my choices somewhat overwhelming.
Can anyone recommend a good, basic, somewhat inexpensive thermostat? I’m living in a small-ish apartment, so my needs aren’t complex. I literally just want to control heat/cool and temperature from HA. I would strongly prefer something that stays local and doesn’t require a third party account with a separate service.
Nest looks expensive, and seems to require a separate account. I thought Insteon might work, particularly as my space is small, but it seems the only supported component also uses external cloud services (my WAN connection can flake at times and I’m behind a repeater, so I’d really rather not tie my core automation to external infrastructure.)
Any recommendations? I’m continuing to research, but not having made any major ecosystem choices means that all choices are open to me, which makes the decision more difficult.