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Your Guide To The Top Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are a great tool to have that can increase savings in your home without decreasing comfort. Here's a our picks for the best smart thermostats on the market.

Traditional thermostats that require programming are only as good as their user (read: you!). Smart thermostats, however, rely on sophisticated technology that allows them to do everything from automatically regulating temperature based on where you are in your home to cueing up your favorite playlist on Spotify.

 

Not all smart thermostats are created equal though, and not every one is the right fit for your lifestyle. See our list below of the top eco-friendly thermostats.

 

Nest Learning Thermostat

  • Why we love it: Learns your habits and heating and cooling preferences to maximize efficiency by adjusting the temperature when you arrive home; no pre-programming necessary
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Logitech, IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings, WeMo, Wink, Xfinity
  • Bonus perk: Beautiful design available in seven finishes, from brass and copper to classic white
  • Price: $250

 

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Nest Thermostat

  • Why we love it: Affordable, stylish, and automatically turns itself down when you leave, so you’re not wasting energy on an empty house
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings
  • Bonus perk: Easy to install
  • Price: $130

 

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Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat

  • Why we love it: Utilizes remote sensors to determine where you are in your home, and thus, which rooms need temperatures adjusted for comfort and efficiency; geofencing technology that senses where you’re nearing home
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, IFTTT
  • Bonus perk: Large, easy-to-read display
  • Price: $200

 

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Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

  • Why we love it: Excellent remote sensors (up to 32) that tweak temperature settings in every room; it doesn’t learn like Nest, but it works with so many systems that it ends up being easier to merge with your existing technology; hands-free calling and intercom
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, Logitech, Wink, IFTTT
  • Bonus perk: Voice commands let you play music via Spotify, or get news and weather updates
  • Price: $250

 

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Ecobee3 Lite

  • Why we love it: An Ecobee-like experience (intuitive interface, remote sensors available) at a fraction of the price
  • Compatible with: Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, Logitech, Wink, IFTTT
  • Bonus perk: Automatically turns off AC and then updates you when a window or door is open for longer than five minutes
  • Price: $170

 

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Mysa Smart Thermostat

  • Why we love it: Perfect for homes without central HVAC systems, i.e., baseboard heaters, radiant heating, and fan-forced convectors; plus in-app energy charting and geofencing
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings
  • Bonus perk: Easy to install, sleek design
  • Price: $140

 

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Wyze Thermostat

  • Why we love it: Very inexpensive; supports many types of HVAC systems
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Home
  • Bonus perk: The app recommends actionable insights based on your energy usage
  • Price: $80

 

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Sensibo Air

  • Why we love it: Uses seven-day scheduling, geofencing, and filter cleaning alerts to save as much energy as possible; secondary sensor measures humidity to control the level of moisture in your home, not just temperature 
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home
  • Bonus perk: Small size means you can place it anywhere, such as a table or shelf
  • Price: $115

 

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Sensibo Sky

  • Why we love it: Ideal smart thermostat option for homes with in-wall or in-window AC units; affordable price
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT
  • Bonus perk: Geofencing to automatically turn on the AC as you get closer to home
  • Price: $80

 

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Cielo Breez Plus

  • Why we love it: Great for portable AC units, in-window units, and mini splits; simplicity of use; syncs quickly  
  • Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, Siri Shortcuts
  • Bonus perk: Dimmable display, geofencing capability
  • Price: $109

 

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Expert Advice

With so many smart thermostats on the market today, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. At Elevation, we’re here to help. Contact us today.