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D Dave
I think we should take this as a Lesson.
If a solar flare or nuclear explosion occurs all of out electronic controls are dead.

I refused the bid of a contractor who would install a Smart phone controlled thermostat. Convenient? I don't have to walk downstairs. So what?
This house has survived the change from coal to oil to gas as well as out houses to indoor plumbing and I cannot see a reason to lock it into a technology that just might fail.
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