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The Front Runners of the “Smart” Thermostat Movement

December 25, 2016

As cutting energy costs has become increasingly important, the implementation of smart thermostats is becoming a necessity. These thermostats are efficient and easy to use, having the ability to learn and remember your temperature preferences. With a smart thermostat, remotely control the temperature with the touch of a button via a smartphone app. This technology is paramount because of the complete access the user has even from outside the home.

Nest

Nest Learning Thermostat for smart homes.

Two of the top smart thermostats on the market that we highlight are the Nest and the Ecobee thermostats. The Nest Learning Thermostat is easily and quickly installed and starts learning immediately. Programming itself, Nest gathers the temperatures you set and then remembers them in the exact time frames used. After a few days, it will be fully functional on its own. Not only is it smart, but it is also beautiful, simple, and has an easy-to-use interface that even shows your local weather. Nest drastically cuts your energy costs by remembering to turn on an energy saving mode in your home when you leave even if you don’t remember to do it yourself. The ability to customize the temperature setting when you are far from home is the most economical and environmentally conscious aspect of the Nest thermostat, making it a front-runner of new temperature technology.

Ecobee

Much like the Nest thermostat, the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat is fast learning and self-programmable after you input temperature preferences for a few days. You can control it remotely through an app. It also features a very user-friendly and easy to learn touchscreen interface.It is an Apple HomeKit item, and it also has access to free Android apps, giving it more functions than just temperature control. The Ecobee specializes in the control of heating and cooling by using additional remote sensors placed throughout the house. These collect data in each of the rooms and also remember how they heat and cool differently. This feature is crucial for reducing energy costs by heating and cooling individual rooms at different temperatures as opposed to just one overarching temperature that doesn’t work for every room. This aspect sets the Ecobee apart from the Nest because it saves more specific information for the user.

Similar in price ranges, these two innovations are equally efficient and are changing the face of heating and cooling technology. Your family’s needs are unique from those of other families, making the way you consume energy unique to your household. Determining what is best for you in your home or business depends entirely on which features stand out to you. Either thermostat will immediately begin to reduce your energy bills and make your home run more efficiently. You cannot make a wrong decision here, either choice will benefit you immensely and pay for itself many times over.

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