Energy bills are a sore subject for many homeowners. While some are willing to bundle up in a thick sweater to cut heating costs, there is an easier way. Smart thermostats offer a simple, but technologically advanced solution to your climate control needs, and they can be operated from anywhere with an internet connection. With so many smart Wi-Fi thermostats, which one is best for you? Don’t fret, the team at Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling has your analysis here:
Contestants: Nest, Ecobee3, Honeywell
Nest Learning Thermostat
As one of the first smart thermostats on the market, this product has led the industry in aesthetics and integrated home technology.
Functionality/Features: Learning capabilities, remote management apps, advanced environmental sensors, integration with other smart gadgets
Compatible With: Amazon Echo and Alexa, Google Home, Logitech, IFTTT, iOS, Android
Energy Savings: Approximately 10-12% on heating costs, 15 % on cooling costs
Why Buy: If you’re looking to integrate your heating and cooling systems with other smart home products, the Nest’s versatility makes it a frontrunner.
The user-friendly interface and big-time energy savings make this gadget a top contender – especially for owners of large homes.
Functionality/Features: Multiple room sensors, remote management apps, free energy reports, Apple HomeKit enabled
Compatible With: Amazon Echo and Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Logitech, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, IFTTT, iOS, Android
Energy Savings: Average of 23% on cooling and heating costs
Why Buy: If you have a large home, Ecobee3 is the best way to keep each room at your desired temperature while still cutting costs.
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Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (RTH8580WF)
Despite its standard thermostat appearance, this budget option boasts much of the same functionality as its high-end competitors.
Functionality/Features: Seven-day programming, remote management apps, intuitive heating/cooling cycles, Wi-Fi alert system
Compatible With: Wink, Zonoff, Logitech, Kwikset Kevo, IFTTT, iOS, Android
Energy Savings: Individually calculated here
Why Buy: This modest, but impressive smart thermostat is the perfect fit for bargain hunters.