Smart thermostat technology is becoming more common in the American home, with several different brands leading the way.
As you may have heard, the major benefit of smart heating and cooling technology is that you can control the temperature from near or far. Think of it: You may be on the other side of the Earth, but your phone alerts you that a blizzard is approaching Dayton. You’ve left the pets at home and turned down the thermostat a few degrees for efficiency’s sake. Now, you need the temperature to go up a few degrees. Sure, the pet sitter can do it, but it’s a great convenience that you can set the thermostat exactly where you want it from anywhere.
Smart thermostats can come with many other convenient features, such as humidity sensors, the ability to detect when you are arriving home so it can adjust the temperature accordingly, or, as mentioned above, weather reports.
Here’s a look at five of the major and most popular brands of smart thermostats.
- Nest. The Nest was among the first self-programmable thermostats, and for many homeowners, it’s still tops. The Nest learns your household’s habits and preferences, then adjusts the temperature accordingly. It even learns when you’re away from home or on the premises.
- Ecobee3. A Wi-Fi-enabled, learning thermostat, this model has a very targeted ability to discern whether you’re away from home or just sleeping or hanging out in one room. It can adjust the temperature based on activity, when you fall sleep and wake up, and when you leave.
- Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat. Also recognized as a pioneering thermostat, Honeywell’s model is flexible, easily set up, easily programed, and it features a bright screen you can customize as you please.
- Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Programmable Thermostat. Known for being easy to install, Sensi’s thermostat doesn’t require a C-wire.
- Honeywell Z-Wave. Another notable entry from Honeywell, the Z-Wave integrates well with the Z-Wave smart home and home-automation platform.
To learn more about smart heating thermostats, contact Detmer and Sons. We serve Dayton and the surrounding area.