December 9, 2020
A large part of your utility expenses goes toward heating and cooling costs. The smart thermostat is a clever jump in the arena of technology and automation. Smart thermostats that automate your heat pump are numerous, but before you select one that’s right for your home, here are a few options to take into consideration:
The IQ Thermostat is a Z‐Wave enabled programmable thermostat that allows you to control your room temperature with programmable time schedule such as WAKE, AWAY, HOME, and SLEEP events.
The Nest thermostats make nearly every list due to their ease of use and excellent automation. Controlling your heat pump is only one benefit to newer Nest models. The smart thermostat learns your routine and saves energy by remotely using a smartphone app that allows for an away mode.
The Honeywell Evohome is part of an evolving line of smart thermostats that automates your heat pump. Plus, its easy-to-use smartphone applications give you that much more control of your appliances.
Ecobee may not be as well known as Nest or Honeywell, but the brand’s newer models not only assist in controlling your heat pump, the smart thermostats allow you to connect through Wi-Fi so they know when you are home and when you are not.
The mid-range Bosch thermostats have better touchscreens, and they work well with Alexa. The price range does not break the bank, either. The easy setup features make these smart thermostats excellent choices for those who are not technology savvy.
Integration with smart devices, like Alexa and Google, make smart thermostats even easier to automate. Smartphone apps allow you to change your home’s temperature room by room, even if you are half a world away. Many smart thermostat models are even voice-activated.
Automation is the way of the future. Updating your home’s heating and cooling system with a smart thermostat lets you save energy and gain efficiency.
To learn more about smart thermostats and how they fit into your home security system, contact Brinks Home™.
Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.
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