Smart thermostats are usually the first home automation device people purchase because they help save money on utility bills. The ROI for a smart thermostat is only a couple of years and utilities often provide rebates that shortens that period.

Most home HVAC systems work with 24-volt (low voltage) thermostats, like the Nest, Ecobee, and Honeywell.

Electric baseboard and some radiant flooring systems require line voltage (120V) thermostats.

Smart Thermostats

We’ve spent a lot of time reading about and testing the various smart thermostats on the market. We recommend that most people consider the Nest or Ecobee thermostats.

If you need a line voltage thermostat, we recommend the Mysa or Stelpro thermostats.

Our impartial reviews of the different smart thermostats on the market are listed below.

Ecobee Thermostat Reviews – SmartThermostat and ecobee3 lite

Ecobee Thermostats

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.

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Honeywell Smart Thermostat Reviews – Round and T5+

Honeywell Thermostats

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.

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LUX Kono And LUX Geo Smart Thermostat Reviews

Lux Thermostats

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.

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