One of the best ways to automate your home is by controlling your energy efficiency. It allows you to save money while reducing energy waste. A smart thermostat is a major tool to your energy efficient installation. With most of smart thermostats, you can check how much energy you have saved.
Smart thermostats have been on the market for the past 5 years. With such a device, you can control your home’s temperature when you are away. You can preheat your home when you come back from holidays on a winter’s day. Or for more comfort : you can turn the AC on without leaving your bed.
Here is our selection of the best smart thermostats, in no particular order :
Nest thermostat was the first on the market when it was released 5 years ago, and still known as the best of its kind. Its ring comes in 4 different colors : Copper, Stainless Steel, Black or White. You can choose the screen display : time, temperature or weather outside…
The 3rd generation of the thermostats learns your favorite temperature and creates a schedule according to it. The thermostat can use your phone’s location to know when you are off to work : it will cool down the temperature to save energy. You can adjust this temperature from your phone, wherever you are.
Ecobee3 is a smart Wi-Fi thermostat. It works with sensors that you place in different rooms to detect motion. It will then know if you are away or resting in your bedroom.
The smart thermostat will adapt from your home’s energy profile and the weather outside to turn on your heating or cooling equipment.
Ecobee3 can be controlled remotely from your smartphone and is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT and Wink.
The Honeywell Smart Thermostat can be accessed from any Wi-Fi enabled device. Its touch screen is customizable, with a changeable background color.
It is a learning thermostat : it learns your heating and cooling habits to smartly deliver the right temperature. It also has an energy saving mode, the perfect way to be energy efficient.
Another feature of the Honeywell thermostat is an indoor humidity sensor.
Sensi Wi-Fi thermostat has a 7-day customizable scheduling : you can customize the temperature that suits you at the right time. You can control it remotely with the Sensi app, and check how much energy you have saved.
One of the great things about this thermostat is that it is very easy to install.
Sensi thermostat is compatible with Amazon Echo. Use Alexa from your couch to change your living room’s temperature. Nothing easier!