Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, Cor. There are so many great smart thermostats on the market, how do you choose the best one?
Here’s a simple step-by-step guide:
The first step in deciding on the best smart thermostat for your home is to consider why you want a smart thermostat in the first place.
You can control all of them with your smartphone while sitting on your couch or at work. But what other benefits are important to you?
For example, do you want to:
Once you know what you ultimately want to achieve with a smart thermostat, you can…
This is usually the step most people skip to—looking at features—and get overwhelmed.
But now that you know what’s most important to you, choosing a smart thermostat should be easy based on the features that meet those important needs.
For example, if the most important feature to you is the ability to control your whole home, including temperature, in a single app, you might want to start looking at home automation packages that include a smart thermostat.
On the other hand, let’s say you really want a thermostat that will show you how much money you’re saving. You can spend your time comparing how each thermostat records and reports on your energy use and find the one you like the best.
Some other features you may want to look at include:
But before you make a decision, make sure you…
Now you’ve likely got your list narrowed down to a few contenders. But before you make a decision, ensure it will work with your existing technology and systems.
Here’s a quick checklist. Make sure the thermostat works with:
Of course, if you have any questions about any of this you can get help from a home automation expert or heating & air conditioning expert in metro Atlanta. We’re both.
BriteBox is a home automation and home entertainment company serving the greater Atlanta area.