Annual Weather Summary: November 2014 to October 2015
Winter temperatures and precipitation will be below normal, with the coldest periods in mid-December, early and mid-January, and early to mid-February. Snowfall will be below normal in Southwest Ontario and above normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in December and mid- to late March.
April and May temperatures will be near normal, with precipitation below normal east, above west.
Summer will be warmer than normal, with the hottest temperatures in mid- to late July and early August. Rainfall will be above normal in the east and below in the west.
September and October will be warmer than normal, with precipitation below normal in the east and above in the west.
Home appliance maker Honeywell announced Tuesday its answer to the Nest Learning Thermostat.
Honeywell’s Lyric thermostat is designed to adjust your home’s temperature based on your smartphone’s location.
It goes on sale in August for $US279. For comparison’s sake, the Nest thermostat costs $US249.
So, for example, if you’re in your bedroom, the Lyric would be able to change the temperature in that room to fit your preferences while cutting back on other areas of the home.
You can also set certain presets based on events. Setting the thermostat to “Party,” for example, will presumably tell the device to provide a temperature that would be comfortable for a room crowded with people.
Like Nest’s smart thermostat, the Lyric works with an app that’s compatible with iOS and Android, which allows the owner to manually control the device.
Honeywell claims that the Lyric automatically accounts for factors such as outside temperature and humidity to create a comfortable temperature in your home through a feature called Fine Tune.
Here’s a look at the Lyric and its accompanying app:
Here’s the main screen which shows the temperature inside and outside.
And a breakdown of the outdoor weather for the day in six-hour increments:
You can tell the thermostat how long you’ll be gone so it can adjust the temperature accordingly.
Here’s app’s home screen, which displays the temperatures in your house and lets you make adjustments based on certain events, the time you leave and return home, and other factors.
The announcement comes just as major consumer tech companies such as Apple and Google are placing more emphasis on connected home features. Google purchased Nest Labs in January for $US3.2 billion, and Apple just revealed it’s smart home platform called HomeKit, which would enable you to control devices in your home using your iPhone.
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