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Get a carbon monoxide detector, and block of one or more of the non-bedroom vents. This will force more of the warm air to your bedroom. You can just tape cardboard over the vent or they make magnetic vent blockers that are pretty cheap. I believe that you will be able to use a modern thermostat. The wiring may be confusing but if you read the thermostat ...


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One red wire on your dimmer should be connected to the supply from the wall live The other red should be connected to the load the one that switches the lamp on off Black should be connected to your neutral The Green should be connected to your bare conductors or earth (ground) As mentioned previously you should have as physically minimal copper exposed ...


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There are numerous timer switches that replace a conventional switch in a wall box. For example, this is a seven day timer from Honeywell The wiring for simple timers is pretty straightforward. Usually you simply replace the existing switch and wire the new switch the same way. Often you need to add a neutral wire to the switch, and most recently wired ...


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You could also consider replacing the switch with a motion-controlled/manual switch combo. Walk in the room and it turns on automatically. Turn it off manually when you go to bed. Bonus lower energy bill if you are forgetful like me.


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I did exactly that some years ago, replacing the light switch with an X10 remotely controllable switch, and hang the remote on the wall at the other end of the room. However, that approach will NOT work with LED bulbs, due to the way it powers itself, and may not work safely with fluorescents. (X10 is the low-budget brand which introduced carrier-current ...


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They've done the exact modification that you're proposing (placing it next to the door, rather than in the door) at my place of work. What you're looking for is called an 'electronic strike'. You cut out the area around the existing strike plate, and wire in the electronic strike. You'll need to feed it power, and a signal from whatever you have to ...


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Testor 101 answered, since there is no cooling unit use the cooling wire as C and leave the Y terminal on the thermostat empty.


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SHORT ANSWER You can't convert the WeMo switch to replace a three way. You can add it to a three way circuit to turn lights on and off if and only if the three ways were first set to leave the light on. When you turn off the WeMo (at home or remotely), the lights will go off. When you turn on the WeMo (at home or remotely) the lights will go on. But, if the ...


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As mentioned in the linked questions (see the above comments) switches that are designed to only work with incandescent bulbs frequently send a low voltage through the bulb when the switch is in the off position. This is to power some component in the switch, like a night light, a motion sensor, or the receiver for a remote control. With newer energy saving ...


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If you want to be able to control it from your Android device, you can use a ODControl (we produce it in the company where I work in) and create a desktop icon. It will work just as a real app where you can switch on and off up to 8 devices (heating system, lights, etc). It has an Ethernet interface and a webserver, so you will need to configure your router ...


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There is an option that may work for you that you didn't list. If you're not using your home's phone lines, you can disconnect them from the utility and use them to carry the signal from a player (computer, mp3 player, etc) to each stereo. Then you can use apps like "Retune" or "Remote" to control the audio from your computer. I've done it in my house and ...


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Collecting the previous suggestions, I believe this is a good place to start a wiki discussion, since it's not a direct Q/A: http://www.domogik.org/ http://www.openami.de/ http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/ http://lifedomus.blogspot.com/ http://www.opensourceautomation.com/ http://www.linuxha.com/linuxha/ http://www.catrpillr.com/ http://freedomotic.com/ ...



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