Best Smart Thermostats for Home

Smart thermostats can save a lot of money on your home electric bill. Besides the money savings, you also get an automation device that can prepare the room to a perfect temperature, lower humidity, tell you weather forecast and many other things. A lot of new smart thermostats have also an ability to be controlled via dedicated app on your iPhone or Android. 


Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation

I think it is safe to say that Nest pioneered smart thermostats and made them popular. This is the 3rd generation of it and it learns your schedule and your favorite temperatures even quicker. It will light up if it spots you in the room showing the temperature on its big screen. Installation is simple and quick and the app is one of the best out there. Compatible with Amazon Alexa you can control it using your voice. You really cannot go wrong buying this thermostat.

Features:

  • Adapts to your lifestyle and schedule
  • Geofencing - location based temperature control
  • Auto-schedule
  • Supports most HVAC systems
  • Supports Amazon Alexa
  • Large easy to read display
  • 4 available colors

ecobee4 Alexa-Enabled Thermostat with Sensor

ecobee4 updated its popular ecobee3 thermostats recently with integrated Alexa control. You no longer need to own a separate Alexa device to control it. The device is just slightly larger than its predecessor and has an led strip on top and a speaker in the back. Besides controlling temperature level, you get many other benefits of Amazon Alexa technology. Far filed voice recognition allows you control the device from a distance. Overall, great update and a well built device.

Features:

  • Save up to 23% annually on your cooling and heating bill
  • Built in Amazon Alexa
  • Far field voice recognition
  • Vacation mode, alerts and reminders
  • Reads local weather
  • Compatible with HomeKit, Amazon Echo, IFTTT and Samsung Smart Things
  • One room sensor included

ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat

ecobee3 is the latest devices offered by ecobee and promises to save you 23% on energy bill a year. The package comes with all the necessary hardware to replace your old thermostats and you can also watch step-by-step instructions on the ecobee app. The smart thermostats reads your local weather forecast to adjust home temperature in the most efficient and fastest way. Get the ecobee room sensors and you will get the ability to control individual room temperatures as well. 

Features:

  • Save up to 23% annually on your cooling and heating bill
  • Adjust temperature from your smartphone
  • Energy reports
  • Vacation mode, alerts and reminders
  • Reads local weather
  • Compatible with HomeKit, Amazon Echo, IFTTT and Samsung Smart Things
  • Hardwired

iDevices Thermostat offers elegant look, easy to see temperature reading and remote operation via the app. The standard size and shape will make installation easy and fast. The dynamic scheduling works well and doesn't require much time to set up. If one of the rooms needs to be cooler or warmer, you can use the offset function. Since the thermostats supports Siri and Amazon Alexa, you can change settings using your voice. Overall, great little inexpensive device.

Features:

  • Remote management with iDevices app
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Color LED
  • Supports most HVAC systems
  • Voice control (Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa)
  • Dynamic scheduling
  • 2 year warranty

This is the second generation Lyric Round Wifi Thermostat released by Honeywell. This attractive devices features support for Apple HomeKit (with support for Siri),  Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings as well as IFTTT. Geofencing feature uses your smartphone location to adjust temperature to a comfortable level by the time you get home or when you leave home to save on energy bill. Intelligent comfort level will set the humidity and temperature to a desired level. Filter needs to be changed? You will get an alert about air quality as well.

Features:

  • Remote management via App
  • Geofencing - location based temperature control
  • Intelligent comfort control
  • Supports most HVAC systems (but not with 120-240V heating boards)
  • Voice control (Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa)
  • Mounting hardware included
  • On display weather

Having most of the same features as the Honeywell's Lyric Round thermostat, this is a capable gadget with a more traditional display and controls. You have a large display for reading temperature, mode, clock and schedule. It supports Apple's HomeKit and other smart home technologies. Geofencing is fairly easy to set up and works quite well. If you don't mind the more traditional look, this is a great upgrade you can make and save money on energy bill.

Features:

  • Remote management via App
  • Geofencing - location based temperature control
  • Intelligent comfort control
  • Supports most HVAC systems (but not with 120-240V heating boards)
  • Voice control (Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa)
  • Large easy to read display
  • Less expensive compared to Lyric Round