Smart thermostats are excellent additions to any smart home because they let you control the temperature in your abode digitally, and intelligently.
The best smart thermostats learn your routines, like when you leave the house in the morning and when you go to sleep at night. They also let you control them from anywhere in the world through your phone, enable you to adjust temperatures room-by-room, and even let you control your heating using your voice.
As with most technology, there are a wide range of smart thermostats, and different models each have their own particular selling points. In this guide, we’ve breaken down the best smart thermostats you can buy from the biggest names in the business: Nest, Hive, Honeywell and Tado.
For each smart thermostat, we’ll explain their key selling points, and which particular heating requirements each one is best suited to. You may value price over smarts, or want a smart thermostat that looks like a piece of art, rather than something utilitarian.
Because of the nature of the market, a direct comparison isn’t actually very helpful, so the units here aren’t ranked by number according to our preference. Instead, we recommend each one of these smart thermostats. It’s up to you to decide which one is best for your needs and home.
Nest is one of the biggest names in the smart home market, and for good reason. This Google-owned company delivers well-designed, easy-to-use products that are packed with serious smarts.
The Nest Learning Thermostat (third generation) is renowned for its ability to learn your routines and adjust itself accordingly. This means that over time your heating system can actually adapt to suit your needs, without you having to do anything.
It also benefits from location-based features that …read more