Knowing the temperature inside your home is nice because it lets you know where you’re most comfortable. Knowing the temperature outside your home, however, is even better, because it lets you know more about how you should dress when you head outside.
But if you can know the temperature in both places at the same time it’s going to make things even easier for you overall.
Missy Enders, Author, HESCA
#1 AcuRite 75077
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This unit is really going to tell you everything you want to know about the weather and the forecast for the day. It has a huge display that’s large enough that you can read everything with just a quick glace and you’ll be able to see the temperature even easier because it’s designed to show this larger than everything else.
With a closer look you’ll not only see the current temperature in the house and outside of it but you’ll also be able to see the high and the low as well as the date and time. This helps you see what’s been going on throughout the day (and what to expect) as well. Plus you’ll be able to see some forecasting that lets you know what you’re likely to expect and is based on information from your area.
This unit will even show you an image (just like your local weather channel) of what the weather is going to be like for the day, whether it’s sunny, cloudy or something in between. It even has a range of up to 330 feet so it can be placed quite a distance from the sensor, which needs to be placed outside to gather the right type of data for you and your household.
- As a smaller unit you can set it right on your counter without any problems and you’ll be able to read it easily. If you’re interested there’s also a color option for this unit that will give you all the information you’re looking for in a brightly colored unit that’s even more fun and definitely even easier to read. Overall, you’re going to have a whole lot of information available right at your fingertips.
#2 La Crosse Technology
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The La Crosse Technology Digital Thermometer is definitely smaller than the last one we discussed, but it still has a decent amount of power and size overall. It has a wireless remote and a clock that lets you control even more without having to be right next to the device and there are three different sensors that you can use together to get data from your home.
The device itself collects data from up to 330 feet so you don’t have to worry about where you’re going to put the sensor and where you’re going to put the device. You get a very simple design for the information displayed as it stacks the time and the two temperatures with a designation to let you know which one is indoor and which is outdoor.
You get to choose how you want that information displayed, however, and can choose between a 12 or 24 hour clock as well as Fahrenheit or Celsius for the temperature display. The unit will convert everything for you so you get all the information exactly how you want to make it easier to read and understand.
The transmitter uses AA batteries, which are easy to use and replace whenever you need and you’ll be able to find a spot to put it quite easily because it’s going to be small enough to stay out of the way when you don’t need it but large enough to stay visible when you do. That’s definitely going to make a great bonus for your home and you’ll be able to read well based on the extra-large digits.
- If you want to check out more information you can check the highs and lows of the temperature for both indoors and outdoors whenever you like. This section will actually store information for as long as you want so you’ll know what the normal temperatures really are in your area.
#3 Taylor 1730 Wireless
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If you’re looking for something small that will keep track of just the information that you need then the Taylor 1730 is definitely a great choice. It keeps track of both indoor and outdoor temperature using a very simple to install sensor outside of your home. This sensor is actually able to transmit up to 200 feet so you have plenty of freedom on just where to place these two pieces.
If you prefer Fahrenheit or Celsius you get the option to set with either one so you’re going to have a very clear depiction of the temperature that you can easily understand. It even has buttons to allow you to pull up the high and low temperature records for your home and your outdoor space so you can get a better idea of what the temperature is likely to be like over the day.
To make sure that you can read the numbers you get a very large digit system that lets you know the outdoor temperature even larger and the indoor temperature with still plenty of space. You can even check the temperature on this unit so you know what’s going on outside at each time of the day. That’s definitely going to make things easier for you overall.
- This unit is very small and sits directly on your counter so it’s easy to move off to the side if you need more space. You don’t have to worry about it getting in your way or even worry about it being too large to blend in with the style you’re going for. You’re going to have a great looking home and a great ability to know what’s going on outside of it at the same time. That’s definitely a benefit.
Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Buyer’s Guide
Wired or Wireless
One of the first things you want to figure out is whether you’re going to use a wired model or a wireless model. Something that is wired means that you need a probe of some type that’s actually outdoors and gets a direct reading of the temperature. If it doesn’t have a wire then it means you can just set the unit down somewhere and you won’t have to worry about attaching it somehow outside of your house. This is going to make it a whole lot easier to use.
Another great thing that you should watch for is the overall display size of the unit that you choose. The smaller the display the more difficult it’s going to be for you to actually read what the unit says and what you need to know. The more difficult it will be to understand which temperature is the outdoor and which is the indoor as well. So getting a unit with a large display will allow you to more clearly read and it will likely mean there’s more information displayed at the same time.
Some units will also have a backlight that makes it a lot easier to read your device no matter what the lighting conditions. You won’t have to turn on the lights in the room in order to read the temperature and you also won’t have to worry quite as much about things like glare and sunlight or gloomy days. You’ll have a better ability to see what you’re looking at and understand it. Plus you’ll be able to read no matter where you are. The lighting isn’t going to play a big role in anything and you’ll be ready for the day.
Finally, make sure that you have a unit you can install easily. You don’t want to be outside (or inside) with a level and a bunch of tools trying to get your thermometer in just the right place and with just the right tools. Instead, look for something that you can easily set up and get going. You may be able to hang it easily on any part of your wall or some units will even let you just set them on a counter as long as they are near an exterior wall so you can get a good reading of the temperature from both parts of the area.
An indoor/outdoor thermometer is definitely going to make things a lot easier for you if you’re looking for comfort and warmth, but it’s also going to be something interesting that you can use just for a little bit of fun. Make sure that you’re getting a tool that has some of the best features and that is going to really make a good experience and outcome for you. You’ll definitely love being able to tell the temperature no matter where you are and you’ll like it a lot better if it’s done in a simple to install and read type of way.
- How to Choose an Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer