There’s Nothing Like a Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Back in the day, thermostats did one thing–control the temperature. This was done manually, meaning that someone had to physically stand in front of a thermostat unit to change the settings. Fast forward to today when advancements over the years not only allowed thermostats to control the temperature, but they now can also control lights remotely.

Today’s smart thermostats easily control HVAC systems. They are cost-effective because services can be scheduled to turn on and programmed to turn off when a unit reaches a specific temperature. Also, as previously mentioned, the settings on smart thermostats can be adjusted remotely, which is a game-changer, especially for those living in climates with temperatures that greatly fluctuate and are not home.

Another feature of smart thermostats is that homeowners can track usage online or on a smartphone. These thermostats can also turn lights on and off as if on a timer or remotely. One can consider this a safety feature since timed lighting is a detractor for thieves. These units are also easy to install. Check out these three options for which best suits them.

Honeywell Home T5+ Smart Thermostat

When it comes to installation, this thermostat takes the cake. It is easy to install, and should any issues arise, their customer support team is very responsive.

The unit also has a sleek design that blends well with a wall’s background. Cooling and heating adjustments are quick and remote access is user-friendly. It is compatible with Alexa, the Honeywell app, and Google Home. Despite its affordable price tag, this unit does not sacrifice functionality. Price: $149.99

Ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

Homeowners who like talking to Alexa will love talking to this Ecobee Smart Thermostat because it has voice control and is compatible with virtual voice assistants like Google Home and Alexa. The voice control allows for commands from across the room. It has a user-friendly app, touch display, and special features such as a remote room sensor called a SmartSensor, which helps regulate temperatures in rooms that are in locations farther from the main unit. One can purchase additional sensors for $79/2-pack. Price: $249

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

The latest version of this smart thermostat has a few changes that may or may not be an issue for the customer. It can still be programmed using a smartphone, but instead of access via the Nest app, Google Home is now the app that controls it. Also, some adjustments can be made directly on the unit with a finger motion on the side to access certain functions. However, some features are no longer available on the actual unit and must be adjusted on the app. The unit also has a mirrored display that doubles as a tiny mirror. Installation is simple, and batteries are located in a more accessible location. Price: $129

About Conway Comfort Heating & Cooling

This Central New Jersey HVAC company services Mercer County and the surrounding area. They provide a 24-hour, live call service to respond to heating and cooling emergencies and have friendly and knowledgeable staff to provide customer service and fair pricing. Contact them with any questions about smart thermostats and finding the right one.

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