Which Smart Thermostat Is Best for You?

Wi-Fi Thermostat SymbolEnergy 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

Nest Smart Thermostat PictureAs one of the first smart thermostats on the market, this product has led the industry in aesthetics and integrated home technology.

Cost: $249

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.

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Ecobee3

Ecobee 3 Smart Thermostat PicThe user-friendly interface and big-time energy savings make this gadget a top contender – especially for owners of large homes.

Cost: $249

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.

Related Read: Our 3 Favorite Wi-Fi Products for Your Home

Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (RTH8580WF)

Honeywell Programmable Thermostat PicDespite its standard thermostat appearance, this budget option boasts much of the same functionality as its high-end competitors.

Cost: $99

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.

Smart thermostats are an effective way to reduce home costs, increase convenience, and learn about energy usage. For assistance in selecting or installing a new thermostat, contact Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling online or call us at (913) 375-0070.