The Bryant Evolution® control can direct an entire advanced home comfort system to let you precisely manage comfort, humidity, ventilation and air purification from one source. It even makes scheduling a breeze.
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Energy Usage Doesn’t Match Thermostat
The app works acceptably for controlling the heating/cooling, but in January stopped displaying the “fan with gas heat” electric usage in the app. Worked fine previously. Now it displays correctly on the actual thermostat, but not within the app. I suppose it could be the thermostat not sending the info correctly over my WiFi. Reported it to my installer in January, and they couldn’t tell if it was a global app issue or something else. So then reported it to Bryant, and even have a case #, but they have elected not to respond for several months now.
The other frustrating thing is it only allows the daily energy usage history for the past 2 days. It then rolls up the usage into months and years. Why it won’t allow daily usage history is puzzling and frustrating. Can’t compare how efficient the system is on similar days a week apart.
Not as bad as the reviews. Read my update for tip!
I had an ecobee with my previous furnace and that brand is pretty much the gold standard for smart thermostats. We bought a new house with a zone system and ecobees were no longer an option. ☹️ Our furnace went out and we had to replace the furnace so we also replaced the zone system and got new thermostats. This app does not always work perfectly like some of the reviews state. There are times where I change the temp in a zone and it doesn’t register with a zone. That’s valid. There are times where it locks up and I have to restart the app. You will hate it if you expect the quality of a nest or ecobee. But it works much better than the reviews indicate. It is not completely useless. I went from the old mercury/non-programmable thermostats to being able to control all zones from my phone or the main thermostat. I’m pleased since my expectations were based on the horrible reviews. It’s not great by any means but it’s also not worthless garbage.
Update: the app works consistently for me if I update the temp in a zone, tap on “features,” and then tap on the arrows down by “status as of.” This updates your app and for some reason, it will ensure that any change you make communicates with your thermostat.
Terrible. Thermostat and app. Especially for the price
You remember how that old thermostat in your childhood home worked? You set the temp up or down to turn on or off the system? This multi-hundred dollar disappointment can’t seem to do even that.
Tap the “up temp” arrow - a second set of options appears. Tap one of those - a third set appears. Finally decide on one of the mysterious non-intuitive choices and maybe something will happen. Not right away. But maybe. Set the AC to 74. An hour later it may be chugging away, still showing a setting of 74 - but with a room temp of 72.
The app can only be as good as the thermostat. But it falls short of that. App can not rotate with the phone - a simple disappointment, but one that points to a lack of basic smart-phone programming skill. Since there is never direct feedback from the thermostat, (setting the mode to “off” gets possibly the fastest response) you can never be sure that phone or iPad input is received. You can never be sure of it doing what you ask when away from your home. It seldom does what you ask standing next to the thermostat! It does interface with Alexa, but that just means you will be frustrated and dissatisfied by a third option. I’m still hoping Bryant uses some R&D money from what has to be pure profit on these proprietary units to hire a software team that understands ergonomics as well as smart home 101 standards. This is nothing but a ball of frustration and disappointment.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.