Peak summer months can be expensive — energy bills can skyrocket 200-300% if you have a full HVAC system. To cut down costs, a $100-200 a smart thermostat can save you more than you think.
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Best Smart Wifi Thermostat reviews
The Mysa thermostat is a little less-known, but don’t let that fool you.
It’s an affordable, smart thermostat w/ top buyer reviews on Amazon.
Buyers say it’s easy to install — one buyer said they installed in “about 5 minutes”. They suggest watching a Youtube video for the newest methods.
Mobile app is also easy to operate:
- Realtime room temps
- Easily create temp schedule
- View energy usage charts
- Group rooms in “zones”
- Sync for voice control
It’s great for saving energy, especially during summer when AC systems constantly run.
Mysa thermostat also has a modern, sleek design which won’t be an eye-sore on your wall.
Lots of happy buyer reviews!
Honeywell WiFi Thermostat
The Honeywell WiFi smart thermostat (RTH9585WF1004) is easy to control and program.
You can control your home’s temperature using the LED touchscreen or through Honeywell’s mobile app.
One of the few WiFi thermostat that’s Energy Star Certified — helps conserve energy at peak times (saving money on our bill).
FYI: “off-peak” is 8:00pm ~ 7:00am (depending geo)
You can program it w/ voice command + manually.
Another cool feature – it’ll send you alerts if there’s an outage or disruption — Overall it’s very easy maintenance (confirmed by buyers).
Honeywell WiFi Thermostat has a medium price + lots of positive reviews.
Nest 3rd Generation
The Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat is the lessons learned from Nest 1 and 2.
It’s programmed to remember your setting preferences + adjusts temperature accordingly
Using the Nest Mobile App you control room temp from anywhere remotely. (Excellent for nurseries or children’s rooms!)
One thing I really love are the built-in sensors.
Scenario: If no one is there, Nest will auto switch to “Eco Temperature” mode — saves you a lot money on electricity costs!
Studies showed that on average, users save 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. Nest’s Thermostat will pay for itself in 2-3 years of use.
Buyers say it’s easy to install + very energy efficient
Honeywell RCHT8612WF T5 Plus
The Honeywell Lyric T5 has a sleek look + affordable price.
It comes w/ a new GeoFencing feature – adjusts temp by your exact location in a room (uses your phone as the temperature gauge!).
You can also program it — if it senses no one there, you can pre-program it to auto shutoff cooling/heating.
Honeywell’s new features save you a lot on monthly bills!
Energy Star Certified + doesn’t require a battery to operate.
Buyers say it’s very easy to install and price.
The new Ecobee4 comes with upgraded room sensors.
(upgraded from the Ecobee 3 WiFi thermostat)
System auto detects if someone is present + adjust the temperature as needed. If a room is empty, ecobee4 will automatically turn-off and notify you via the app.
Throughout 1-year, Ecobee claims to decrease electric usage -23%.
FYI: Buyers also have the option of buying additional room sensor
Ecobee4 is also voice activated for Alexa or Google Home — you can ask the temperature, the time + play music!
It’s expensive but comes w/ lots of positive buyer reviews.
Honeywell 9000 Thermostat
The Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat can be programmed for 7-days.
It’s not as advanced as trendy as Nest or Ecobee, but buyers say it’s easy to install and operate.
It’s one of the most affordable wireless thermostats on my list, which makes it an economical entry-level unit.
Like other wireless smart thermostat, this Honeywell 9000 thermostat is designed to work w/ smartphones and tablets (via mobile app)
More affordable than others on my list + lots of positive buyer reviews.
The Simple Thermostat
The Simple Thermostat is an Energy Star Certified WiFi thermostat.
It’s a true smart thermostat — it analyzes the daily weather and will automatically adjust energy usage to save on your electric bill!
Ex: if it’s a hotter day than usual, it slowly increases air conditioning capacity
The Simple Thermostat also assesses temp on a room-by-room basis.
Ex: rooms with windows facing east are heat faster in the morning because of increased sunlight
Simple Thermostat is a bit newer but already has top ratings from buyers.
It’s also a very affordable wireless smart thermostat.
Nest T3007ES WiFi Thermostat
The Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat is the updated version of my top pick.
Using the Nest App, you can control the exact temp in every room of your home — you can also see the realtime temp.
Like other Nest smart thermostat models, it’s designed to learn user schedules + adjust temperatures automatically (good choice for people with a consistent daily routine)
Best part – it connects w/ other smart appliances in your home.
Ex: Nest settings can be used to run dishwashers or washing machines during non-peak energy hours
Although more expensive, it offers upgraded features.
Bosch Smart WiFi Thermostat
The Bosch Smart Thermostat has a phone-like 5 inch touchscreen.
Buyers say it’s very user-friendly and being a wireless thermostat, comes with easy instructions and realtime temp reporting.
One of the conveniences is that the Bosch smart thermostat can operate without connecting to the WiFI to the Internet. You can switch to manual in case of a power outage.
Users also have the option to control this WiFi thermostat using the app — also compatible w/ voice control (Amazon Alexa and Google Home).
Overall, people who have purchased this Bosch smart thermostat found it very easy to set up and use.