Solar panels and smart thermostats are two of the most powerful technologies available to help you take control of your home’s energy consumption.
Smart thermostats aren’t just control panels for your heating and air conditioning anymore!
New smart thermostats are equipped with Wi-Fi, sensors, advanced algorithms and much more to help make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Here’s how those new features benefit you as a homeowner as well as a few models to consider.
The $249 Ecobee4 thermostat has a built-in Alexa speaker. You can ask the thermostat for the current weather forecast, to tell you a joke — and to adjust the temperature, all without needing a separate Alexa speaker. This device also works with Google Assistant and Siri, so if you have a Google-Assistant-enabled smart speaker or a HomePod, you can also control it with Google Assistant and Siri commands. Most thermostats only read the temperature in one place (usually the hallway) which can make other rooms uncomfortable. ecobee4 comes with a room sensor to help manage hot or cold spots. Adjust temperature and comfort settings easily from the ecobee mobile app on your Android and iOS devices, including Apple Watch.
The $249 Nest Learning Thermostat is one of the best-looking smart thermostat out there. It has a modern look that fits in with nearly any home decor. The $169 Nest Thermostat E looks nice too, but it has more plastic components that aren’t as appealing as the Learning Thermostat’s stainless steel. The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR certified. It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Change the temperature to save energy and you’ll be rewarded with a Leaf. The Leaf learns how to help you save, so it appears at different temperatures for different families. Adjust temperature and comfort settings easily from the Nest mobile app on your Android and iOS devices, including Apple Watch.
The $149.99 Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat allows you to take comfort knowing your home temperature will always be just how you like it. It’s easy to install and use and conveniently fits in with your lifestyle. You can program it based on your schedule, or let it adapt to your life as plans change. Control the Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat from anywhere simply by using your smartphone or tablet: helping keep life simple and removing the guesswork, while ensuring maximum comfort when you’re at home and saving you money on your energy bills.
With clearly illustrated in-app instructions and illuminated easy-click wire terminals, the $139.00 Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat takes all of the frustration and guesswork out of the installation process. Easily connect to your wireless network in no time, and once you’re up and running, you can use the intuitive controls to create a custom schedule in seconds, or set your thermostat to adjust automatically using geofencing for location-based temperature control. Sensi uses your smartphone’s location to avoid wasteful heating and cooling when you’re away, and makes sure your home is exactly how you like it when you arrive. With independent programming options for each day of the week, Sensi lets you create and customize your unique schedule to fit your lifestyle
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