Which Smart Thermostat Offers the Best Savings?

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UPGRADING TO A SMART THERMOSTAT? CHOOSE ONE OF THESE

Your Energy Blog, December 8, 2014

With so many smart thermostats on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you.  You want one that is going to be easy to install, simple to program, pleasing to look at, and probably most important, one that will save you money.

I’ve put together a comparison evaluating three of the most popular smart thermostats:Nest Learning Thermostat, Ecobee3, and Honeywell Lyric.

Let’s review…

NEST

Image courtesy of Nest

One of the most attractive selling points of Google’s Nest is its ability to actually learn your habits and adjust accordingly.  Aside from temperature, it can also measure ambient light, humidity, and motion.  After about a week, it will create a program specific to your routine.  And if your house has multiple Nest units, they can communicate via Wi-Fi to manage schedules for different areas of your house.  Top that off with the ability to control it from your smartphone or web browser from literally anywhere with internet access, and you’ve got an impressive device.

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