Hammond Plumbing Compares the Top Thermostats Published on January 27, 2017 Smart thermostats are becoming a requirement for homeowners. But which one is the best? Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here with the highest-rated smart thermostats out there right now. Nest Almost everyone has heard of the Nest Learning Thermostat, and the nice thing about Nest is you can incorporate several home devices into the one convenient app. Nest offers indoor cameras, perfect for baby monitors, and outdoor cameras, for increased security. Nest also manufactures smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which send notifications to your mobile device whenever smoke or CO is detected. What makes the Nest thermostat “smart” is that the system can learn your patterns, your temperature preferences, and even your daily routine so it knows when you’re away. Over time, you can stop messing with your thermostat because it will automatically raise the lower the temperature and adjust for the seasons. In the event your routine changes, like if you go on a trip, if you forgot to change your thermostat, you can just get out your mobile device and make any modifications through the app. You can buy the Nest 3rd Generation with professional installation from Service Experts for about $350 depending on what area you’re in, or for $250 with no install. Honeywell The Honeywell Wifi Smart Thermostat doesn’t have the same learning capabilities as the Nest, however, it is easy to setup and can be programmed with just a few simple questions. You can alter the schedule at any time and the thermostat keeps you notified about any changes in indoor climate and even alerts you when you should replace the air filter in your heating system for optimal efficiency. You can make any modifications via your mobile app, whether you’re in your kitchen or in the next state. The device even informs you of extreme temperature changes! Receive your free estimate on this or any other Honeywell Smart Thermostat by scheduling a free consultation online. Ecobee3 The Ecobee3 Smart Wifi Thermostat learns your behaviors, similar to the Nest, but a nice feature of the Ecobee3 is the remote sensors. If your thermostat isn’t located centrally in your home, the remote sensors help the Ecobee3 comprehend if you’re truly away from the home or if you’re just remaining in one room. While nearly all the “smart” thermostats learn your behaviors and adjust your thermostat accordingly to save you money on energy bills, homeowners who like reports will really like the Ecobee3. You can program isolated zones and receive reports on average temperatures, how much money you’ve saved, and more. Ask how you can get the Ecobee3 2nd Generation from Service Experts for about $250. Need help choosing? Call Hammond Plumbing & Heating in Kitchener and we’ll come out and help you decide which thermostat is best for your home comfort needs. Get a free consultation online.