Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are the latest thermostats in the HVAC industry that incorporate the information technology in their design. Many of these devices use WIFI, color touch screen, apps designed for Apple/Android OS and can be remotely controlled whether you are at home or thousands of miles away.

Aesthetically, the thermostats are built to complement the design of your modern homes. The other important feature to look for is the ability to program it to suit your operational needs. Check out the reviews of the products before purchasing them.

Here are some of the latest smart thermostats that you can consider as your replacement for your current thermostat. Make sure you check the wiring requirements if you are replacing your current thermostat.

#1 Honeywell TH9320WF5003 Wi-Fi Touchscreen Thermostat

Here are some of the features available in this thermostat.

  • Color touch screen.
  • Display the indoor temperature and humidity.
  • Display the outdoor temperature and humidity.
  • Built-in WI-FI feature that connects to the internet.
  • You can download Honeywell's Total Connect Comfort applications into your smart phones to control the thermostat remotely through these modern gadgets. Supports iOS and Android operating systems.
  • Adjust program schedules to save annual energy costs according to your requirements.
  • Auto alert when extreme temperature happens or filter change is required.

#2 Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat 1F86U-42WF

This product by Emerson is compatible with most home thermostats and works with only R, Y, G wires. Does not require C wire in most applications. Have all the features of a WI-FI enabled thermostat.

  • Download the Sensi Emerson Climate Technologies apps and control your thermostat from your smart phones or tablets. Supports iOS and Android operating systems. You can change the set the temperature and change the schedule while away from home.
  • The 7 Day Scheduling helps to save energy up to 33%.
  • Voice control is available through Alexa.
  • Average battery life of 9,000 hours.

#3 Nest Learning Thermostat

This innovative Nest thermostat has the intelligence to learn from you and do the necessary programming. You can also control this device by voice through Alexa. Other notable features:

  • Save at least 10% energy though the learning algorithm embedded in the thermostat.
  • Control your heating or cooling equipment remotely on your smart phones and tablets while on the move by downloading the NEST apps. Supports iOS 8 or later and Android 4 or later.
  • WI-FI connection.
  • High resolution color screen.
  • Sensors include ambient light, near-field and far-field activities, temperature and humidity sensors.
  • Average battery life of 10 hours.

#4 ecobee Smart Si Thermostat

This thermostat also can be controlled remotely by using computer, smart phones and tablets. The mobile apps to download is ecobee3 and it supports iOS, Android and Blackberry operating systems.

  • WI-FI enabled that connects it to the internet.
  • Average 23% energy savings annually.
  • Live weather forecasts report.
  • Full color display.
  • Energy savings report.

#5 Schneider Electric Wiser Air Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

This innovative product from Schneider Electric is comparable to most of the smart thermostats in the market.

Control the equipment from your smart phone, tablet or computer. Download the mobile apps from Google Play Store or Apple iTunes to control your thermostat while you are away from home.

  • Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Software update is available without additional cost.

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