We’ve talked a lot in the past about the benefits of a smart thermostat and why you should have one in your home. However, there are a number of different smart thermostats out there, all with different features, capabilities, and levels of performance. Which is the best model for you? Here’s a rundown of the best smart-thermostat brands on the market.
- Nest. There are several different types of Nest thermostats, with the most notable one being the Nest Learning Thermostat. In terms of cost, it’s on the higher end, but it’s well worth it. By learning your family’s routines and temperature preferences over time, it can adjust to them automatically, only providing you heat or cooling when you need it. The energy this saves in the long run more than makes up for the price.
- Ecobee. The ecobee4 thermostat not only has voice control, it comes with Amazon’s Alexa built in, giving you a simple and established platform on which to run it. Or, if you’d rather skip the voice control and save money, the ecobee3 interfaces easily with your smartphone, with an app that’s simple to install, simple to use, and nearly $100 cheaper.
- Honeywell. If you’re looking for value, Honeywell is your best bet. They have a number of great smart thermostats available, most of them for (comparatively) not much money. The Honeywell evohome even includes zoning options, while the Honeywell Home T5 allows for geofencing. If you want voice control, many models can be synced to your Alexa as well.
- Hive. Providing inexpensive and easy-to-use HVAC products, Hive has a lot going for it. Their smart thermostat has great zoning capabilities and can integrate with Alexa or a similar voice assistant. Plus, if you own multiple Hive products, you can control all of them easily from a single app. The one drawback is that, unlike many of the other models on this list, the Hive thermostat must be professionally installed.
To learn more about which brands of smart thermostats are best for your home, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. The home-comfort needs of Monmouth and Ocean counties are our top priority.