Check Out These New Smart Thermostat Options
The summer is starting to heat up, and with rising temperatures, this means many homes will need good, solid air conditioning. It also means they will need well-functioning thermostats for temperature control! While thermostats are often overlooked, they are very important and can be quite helpful depending on the model.
There are several thermostat options out there, which offer unique features to help homeowners and their families with temperature control. These so-called “smart” thermostats can help people lower their costs, track their energy usage, control their thermostat remotely, get updates and alerts related to their systems, and more.
At present, there are several different smart thermostat options out there. Continue reading below for an overview of the top three smart thermostats on the market, the features that make them unique, and the expected cost to consumers.
T5+ Smart Thermostat (Honeywell)
The Honeywell T5+ Smart Thermostat is an easy-to-install, touchscreen thermostat that allows users to benefit from flexible programming. The thermostat has Wi-Fi and leverages geofencing technology to offer users location-based temperature control as the system reads smartphone locations. Homeowners can also choose a 7-day scheduling depending on personal preference.
The thermostat also offers other “smart” technological features, including automatic alerts when the filters need replacing, automatic heating/cooling changes, custom fan settings, and more. It is also ENERGY STAR certified, so homeowners can rest assured that they are doing good for the environment and their wallets! This thermostat is one of the cheaper options and costs ~$120.
Smart Thermostat with Voice Control (Ecobee)
The Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control is a great option for homeowners looking to integrate commands into their thermostat functioning. The thermostat comes built-in with Alexa to allow for music, calls, and temperature control.
The thermostat also has an integrated SmartSensor, which registers occupancy in individual rooms and adjusts temperatures accordingly. Homeowners can also control the temperature remotely through their smartphones. Like the Honeywell T5+, this smart thermostat is ENERGY STAR certified. The thermostat costs ~$250.
Nest Learning Thermostat (Google)
Last but not least, the Google Nest Learning Thermostat does just what its name says – it learns! The thermostat automatically adapts to the lives of homeowners and their families and the change in seasons. And it does so after just a week of consistent use!
It also can send system alerts should something seem off in the heating and cooling system. If this is the case, it will also help homeowners find qualified professionals in the area for technical support. Additionally, the thermostat sends helpful maintenance reminders when it is time to change out the air filters.
As was the case with the Honeywell and Ecobee thermostats, the Google Nest Learning Thermostat is ENERGY STAR certified. The thermostat costs ~$250.
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Air Comfort Service, Inc. of St. Peters, MO is a family-owned and operated company providing high-quality residential and commercial HVAC services for over 50 years. Their team of experts is committed to using cutting-edge technology and can answer any questions about thermostats to help find the right option for every one of their customers. Give them a call for HVAC help today!