Mike Justice, www.MPNHome.net/blind/
This is to warn anyone thinking of getting a Kelvin talking thermostat that my experience with this product has been traumatic and very expensive. Someone bought it for me for Christmas. If I had chosen it, I would probably gone with the talking thermostat model.
It cost me $150 for a "professional" to install it as recommended in the manual. From the start, it has had problems holding the settings. Sometimes, it is possible to use the keypad to restore factory defaults, but more than half the time I have to take it off the wall and pry the batteries out to get it to reset. After the reset process which takes some time and effort, the settings drop out after a couple of days. Yes, I read the manual and understand how to program the product. If I couldn't do it, it wouldn't work for a couple of days.
I am going to call ILA and get them to take it back. Before sending it back, I will have to pay $150 to get my old thermostat reinstalled. Thank God I kept it. Now I am out $300. Merry Christmas!
If I purchase the other from talking thermostats, I will be out another $300. Obviously, this will negate any energy savings. Has anyone else had any experiences with these devices?