The ecobee SmartThermostat and ecobee3 lite are highly recommended Wi-Fi smart thermostats. They are relatively easy to set up and will start saving you money on your energy bills right away. Both units work with popular voice assistants and the ecobee4 include built-in Amazon Alexa.
The Honeywell Round Smart Thermostat (Second Generation) is a great option for keeping your home comfortable. The T5+ Smart Thermostat is also a great money-saving option. Both thermostats are easy to setup and will save you money on your utility bills. They are one of the few thermostats that work with Apple HomeKit.
The Mysa Line Voltage Thermostat is one of the few smart thermostats for electric baseboard heaters. It is a relatively new product and has already proved to be one of the best options for those who want to monitor and control their line voltage heating system while away.
Posted in Smart Light Switch Reviews on September 8, 2018
Tags: Works With Amazon Alexa, Works with Apple HomeKit, Works With Google Assistant, Works with Nest, Works with SmartThings, Works with Wink
We highly recommend the Lutron Caséta Wireless light switches due to their reliability and ease of use. Smart switches allow you to control them like normal switches, through an app, or with voice control. Lutron has been making light switches for close to 50 years and they serve the residential and commercial markets.
The Wemo Smart Light Switch and WiFi Smart Dimmer are great ways to control your lights. The operate on WiFi and don't require an additional hub. Both controls work with a wide variety of voice assistants and light bulbs. While they do need a neutral wire, we think these would be a solid addition to your smart home.
The LUX Kono and Geo are basic smart thermostats that are less expensive than their competitors, yet still have many of the features you need. They might be for you if you don't need all of the bells and whistles of the more expensive models. Both link to HomeKit, Alexa, and the Google Assistant.
Ecobee's Switch+ is a Wi-Fi smart switch that includes integrated Amazon Alexa voice control. It may be a good option if you already have an ecobee thermostat. However, it is also missing a few key features that many buyers may want in a smart switch. We think this will become a great device as the firmware gets updated and more features are added.
The Apple Home app give you full control over all of your HomeKit compatible home automation accessories. Apple Home is a software hub that can be paired with other Apple hardware devices so that it functions like a hardware hub. It is a good setup for people heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, especially if you already own an Apple TV or HomePod.