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The Best Smart Thermostats According to the MYMOVE Team

Everything is better with an internet connection, including thermostats. Smart thermostats not only assist in heating and cooling your home but also may save you a bit of money on that dreaded monthly energy bill. We asked the MYMOVE team to share their thoughts on the smart thermostats they use to heat and cool their own homes. 

 

Our Favorite Smart Thermostats

Thermostat Price
Nest Thermostat $$
Amazon Smart Thermostat $
Ecobee3 Lite $$$
Honeywell Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat $$

Nest Thermostat 

Image credit: Amazon

Features

  • Voice and app controlled.
  • Highly compatible with Google smart home devices.
  • Can work with multiple Nest thermostats.
  • Monitors your heating and cooling system to let you know if something is wrong.
  • Provides helpful maintenance reminders. 

If you love your Google smart home devices, you’ll probably love Google’s Nest Thermostat just as much. You can control and program the Nest Thermostat from anywhere via the Google Home app, or if you’re home, feel free to shout at your thermostat with a “hey, Google.”

Setting your Nest Thermostat to auto allows it to raise or lower the temperature of your home, depending on whether you’re home or away. Plus, it gets smarter every time you use it by picking up on patterns of when you most frequently change the temperature in your home. 

Ashley L. | Senior Product Designer 

“We have two systems, and they are lifesavers. We can set them to different temperatures, and they know when we are at home, if the HVAC needs to run, or if we’re away so they can take a break.”

Amazon Smart Thermostat  

Image credit: Amazon

Features

  • Affordable price.
  • App controlled.
  • Voice controlled through Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
  • Highly compatible with Amazon smart home devices.

Are you an Amazon Alexa fan? If so, the Amazon Smart Thermostat may be your new favorite Amazon smart home product. You can set the Amazon Smart Thermostat through the Alexa App or any Alexa-enabled device in your home. 

You can count on Alexa to get the job done! Enable Alexa’s Hunches to automatically adjust the temperature based on behavioral patterns and changes in your home. With excellent Amazon device compatibility at an affordable price, the Amazon Smart Thermostat is a solid choice for your home’s heating and cooling needs. 

Robert W. | Production Designer 

“The price is great. It’s one of the cheaper options for a smart thermostat and works well with Alexa. The only issue is that if your home has multiple systems, you can only use the smart aspects on one of the thermostats.”

Ecobee3 Lite 

Image credit: Amazon

Features

  • Compatible with most leading smart home systems. 
  • Control from the smartphone app and Apple Watch.
  • Indoor humidity sensors.
  • Create heating and cooling schedules.
  • Compares outdoor and indoor temperatures.

Erica D. | Editorial Director

“We’ve had other smart thermostats in the past and love our Ecobee the most. The scheduling works great to keep our house at the temperature we want, whether we’re home or away. I love being able to change the temperature from the app too, no matter where I am.” 

Honeywell Home Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat 

Image credit: Lowe’s

Features

  • Hybrid smart thermostat.
  • Detects indoor humidity. 
  • Touchscreen programming. 
  • Easy to use.

You may not want all the fancy bells and whistles that come with owning a smart thermostat, and if that’s the case, consider getting a hybrid smart thermostat. The Honeywell Home Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat is a great option for your home if you don’t have many smart home devices or have no interest in messing around with an app but still want to make custom settings and programs on your thermostat. As an additional feature, it can detect indoor humidity and tell if you need to turn the thermostat up or down a few degrees.

Keerat K. | Assistant Marketing Manager

“We have two systems for our house which we can set to different temperatures. This programmable thermostat features a crisp, clear touchscreen that includes bluelight, so it’s easy to read and use. I love the fact that it automatically recognizes the indoor humidity and senses if you need heating or cooling. You can also program it for weekdays and weekends.”

The bottom line

We trust smart technology to do a lot of things for us. And now, we use smart thermostats to save us money and keep our home at the most comfortable temperature possible. Whether it’s smart or not, we hope you find the right thermostat to get the job done.


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