As winter approaches, many people are looking for ways to keep their homes comfortable and save money on their heating bills. Smart thermostats are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to adjust a house’s temperature based on residents’ lifestyles and schedules. With so many models on the market, knowing which is right for your household can take time. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the top five best smart thermostats available.
1. Amazon Smart Thermostat
You can control this thermostat from afar by using the Alexa app. You can also use voice commands if you have a device that works with Alexa. With Alexa, it’s easy to change the temperature and see how much energy you use. It also has a vacation mode that lets you set timers to turn off the thermostat while you’re away and back on when you return.
It’s one of the most affordable models on the market, and it has a great mix of features, convenience, and energy savings. It might have fewer features than some of the more expensive models.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat doesn’t work with Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant and also doesn’t come with a remote temperature sensor. For the thermostat to work, there must be a C-wire in the existing wiring, or a C-wire adapter must be bought and put in place.
2. Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium
The body of the Ecobee SmartThermostat Premium is made of zinc instead of plastic, and the touchscreen display is bigger. It has an air quality monitor that shows users how much CO2 and VOCs are in the air. It’s easy to set up and comes with a microphone and speaker, so it can be used as an Alexa-powered smart speaker.
The Ecobee Premium Smart Thermostat comes with one Smart Sensor, so you can check the temperature and motion in any room of your house and change it as needed. One of Ecobee’s most popular features is its Smart Sensors, which give it an edge over competitors like Nest, Honeywell Home, and Wyze. With Smart Sensors, you can keep your whole house at the same temperature and heat or cool only the room you’re in instead of the room where the thermostat is. located You can buy additional Smart Sensors in packs of two for $99.99.
3. Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat
The Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat offers a great way to remotely control the temperature in your home and maximize efficiency and comfort. Its geofencing technology can detect when you come and go and adjust the temperature accordingly. This helps you save up to 10% on energy bills. Additionally, the thermostat is equipped with room sensors that detect humidity and make adjustments to areas with more people.
This thermostat adds extra convenience to optimizing comfort by integrating several home systems, such as Google, Cortana, and Amazon. These systems offer voice-command capabilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support integration with the Apple HomeKit.
4. Nest Learning Thermostat
This thermostat has a classic turn-dial design that makes it easy to move through the settings and make choices by turning the dial. This model can still be set up with the Nest app, but it only works with the Google Home app.
Seven attractive colors are available for the Learning Thermostat: stainless steel, mirror black, brass, polished steel, white, black, and copper. It even has a trim kit to cover old paint or holes. Also, if you want to control the temperature in your house even more precisely, you can buy the optional Nest Temperature Sensor. It costs $39 or $117 for a pack of three.
5. Emerson Sensi Touch
With the Sensi thermostat, you can save money on the energy costs of your HVAC system. The thermostat can help you save energy with geofencing, flexible seven-day scheduling, remote access, and in-app system usage. Use Emerson’s Savings Calculator to find out how much money you could save at home.
It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit (C-wire required), and Samsung SmartThings. It can be used with heat-only, cool-only, and heat pump systems that require a C-wire.
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