5 of the best smart thermostats for home comfort and energy savings
Here, we've rounded up five of these bad boys. These are already popular on the market, very feature-rich, easy to install and integrate into your home's electronics ecosystem.
Nest Learning Thermostat
ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat
The ecobee thermostat intuitively understands when to turn on your heating or cooling equipment based on your home's unique energy profile, the weather outside, and thousands of other data points to make sure you're comfortable at all times. It senses whether anyone's home and which rooms are occupied, and saves energy and money when you're not. It saves homeowners an average of 23% annually, paying for itself in energy savings. It's enabled with support for Amazon Alexa voice control and works with Apple Homekit.
Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat
The Sensi programmable thermostat comes packed full of features. It has Remote Temperature Control, custom 7-day scheduling, temperature alerts, local weather information, automatic system configuration, A/C Protection, Secure Network and Keypad Lockout. The unit itself boasts a low profile design with a large backlit screen, auto changeover, fan control, an indoor humidity sensor, and a back-up power source.
SALUS IT500 Internet Controlled Thermostat
The IT500 controls your heating and hot water from anywhere via your smartphone or laptop. Your pc and laptop connect to the system using your existing broadband connection, which makes the system easy to install. The thermostat is wall and surface-mounted and is controlled via touch screen.
The Honeywell Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows for remote access via smart-phone or computer. It connects to a free smart-phone app for Android and iOS and features 7 day programming with 4 program periods per day that can be configured to meet almost any scheduling scenario. It can also be pre-programmed with an energy savings schedule, letting you save up to 33% on energy bills. It has a system for intelligent alerts, such as high/low temperature notifications of unusual temperature swings and loss of connection to Wi-Fi. There's also the ability to view local weather from a web portal or an app.