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Freeze Alarm?

judyjht

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Has amyone installed a Freeze Alarm in there home, vacation home etc? We are thinking of putting one in a house in Maine so we can be notified if the house gets below a certain temp. We also like the one that you can turn up the hear from home before we leave so the house is toasty warm by the time we get there - 3 hours away. Anyone??
 

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We have the most basic freeze alarm in our cottage, I think we paid around 40.00 for it. It automatically cuts into our phone line somehow. So the phone line is busy. This makes it where we have our cottage on speed dial and just call every morning. If the phone line isn't busy the heat is fine.

My brother paid around 200.00 for his at his cottage one and it does call him when the heat goes off. The problem with that one when it called him it just gave a beep like a fax line. He couldn't figure out why he was getting phone calls and when he picked it up it would beep and screech. He figured it out after 3 days what it was. I'm sure if he had caller id he would see that it was his cottage calling him. :rofl:

The next level up is the one you spoke of. This already turns up the heat for you when you call but I believe you need to run a special line for that.

All in all, been using the same freeze alarm for about 12 years and it always works perfectly. We had 3 times over those years that the heat was out. Just called the heating & cooling company that has our key to come and repair so we didn't have to drive 300 miles ourselves.
 

Talent312

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I learned something new here.
I live in Florida and never knew there was such a thing.
I was like, "Okay, its freezing. Whatcha' gonna do?"
 

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Ooooh, your one of those lucky ones! ;)
 

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Wouldn't be without it!

We have one in our Wisconsin lake home as part of our security system. We can phone from home, punch in a code, and the furnace automatically turns up to our preset temp. (We keep it at 55 degrees when we are not there).

On the other hand, if the temp goes below 45 we get a call from the dispatch. And yes, it paid for itself one February night at 2 AM when we got the dreaded call and made the 2 hour drive to find the igniter on our 3 year old furnace had failed.
It was about 30 below zero, and the pipes would have frozen by morning.

If the power goes out during a storm we get a call when it fails and when it is restored. This summer it was out for several days so we knew we had to get someone over there to get the steaks out of our freezer.

Our system is Ultraguard, and it was purchased and installed through our power co-op.
Did I mention it calls the sheriff if someone breaks in?
 
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