Best Smart Thermostat for Home
Smart thermostats are the best way to control your home’s temp: energy efficient, mobile app control, and daily presettings
Below are my picks for the best smart thermostats available.
** FYI — thermostat links go to Amazon (which typically has the best price)
✅ #1 Top Pick: Honeywell WiFi Touchscreen Thermostat
Honeywell Smart Thermostat has a sleek style — The silver square frame w/ rounded corners blends nicely with décor.
Distinct feature of this thermostat is GeoFencing feature – adjust the temperature based on your exact location using your mobile phone. (You can also opt to pre-program the thermostat for the upcoming week.)
Energy Star Certified — it doesn’t require a battery to operate.
Buyers found that it was easy to install and operate because of the touchscreen design. This Honeywell thermostat is cost-efficient and the most affordable option on my list.
The coolest aspect of the Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat is the room sensor – it auto detects when people are present!
If it’s an empty room — thermostat will auto-adjust the room temperature to conserve electricity. This specific feature can save you 23% on your electric bill
FYI: Buyers also have the option of buying additional room sensor
Built-in Alexa feature makes the Ecobee hands-free. Users can operate it w/ voice commands to set the temperature, ask what time it is, or play music.
Although it’s one of the more expensive models, the high number of positive reviews suggests it’s worth the price.
3rd Generation Nest Thermostat is programmed to remember your setting preferences + adjusts temperature accordingly
The Nest Mobile App lets you control room temp from anywhere remotely. (Excellent for nurseries or children’s rooms!)
One thing I really love are the built-in sensors.
Scenario: If no one is in a room, Nest will auto switch to “Eco Temperature” mode — saves you a lot money on electricity costs!
Studies showed that on average, users save 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. Nest’s Thermostat will pay for itself in 2-3 years of use.
Buyers say it’s easy to install + very energy efficient
The Honeywell WiFi Thermostat comes w/ an easy to use touchscreen and can be progammed via the mobile app.
What I like is that it’s Energy Star Certified — helps conserve energy during peak times saving money on our bill
FYI: typical “off-peak hours” are 8:00pm – 7:00am (and depends on location and season)
You can program it w/ voice command or program it to run remotely using the mobile app.
Another cool benefit is that it’s designed to provide alerts if the power goes out or a filter needs to be changed.
Honeywell WiFi Thermostat falls in an average price range category and has some of the highest online reviews.
The Honeywell WiFi 9000 Thermostat can be programmed for 7 days of use at a time. Model comes w/ silver rectangular frame and offers users 4 display colors from which to choose.
Buyers found that it worked well and was easy to install.
It’s one of the most affordable thermometers on my list, which makes it an economical entry-level unit.
Like other smart thermometers, this Honeywell thermometer is designed to work w/ smartphones and tablets (via mobile app)
Not as hip as Nest Thermostats, but it’s more affordable and has lots of positive buyer reviews
The Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat is the updated version of my top pick — can be programmed to control the temperature in every room of your home w/ the mobile app.
Like other Nest smart thermostat models, it’s designed to learn user schedules + adjust temperatures automatically (good choice for people with a consistent daily routine)
Best part – it connects w/ other smart appliances in your home.
Ex: Nest settings can be used to run dishwashers or washing machines during non-peak energy hours
This model is extremely popular, and although it’s more expensive, it offers many worthwhile features for the price.
Bosch Smart Phone Thermostat has a rectangular shape and a 5-inch touchscreen display, which makes it user-friendly.
One of the conveniences of the touchscreen controls — it can operate without connecting it to the Internet.
Users also have the option to control this thermostat from their smartphone or tablet, and it is also compatible with voice assistants, such as Alexa.
Overall, people who have purchased this Bosch smart thermostat found it very easy to set up and use.
** I’ll be adding #8 best smart thermostat soon. Stay tuned!