Best Smart Thermostat


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    What's the Best Smart Thermostat? (Needs to be compatible with Heatpump systems with heat & emergency heat and Central AC - All electric)


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    I think I'm going to look at Honeywell one. Since I'm going with Lurton Caseta for Lighting. It's suppose to work with their app and Apple Home Kit.



  • I got a 3M once that we hated. People seem to like Nest a lot, but I've never touched one.


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    @scottalanmiller said:

    I got a 3M once that we hated. People seem to like Nest a lot, but I've never touched one.

    Nest is overrated and actually cost more in energy with heat pumps.



  • @Jason said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I got a 3M once that we hated. People seem to like Nest a lot, but I've never touched one.

    Nest is overrated and actually cost more in energy with heat pumps.

    And Google owns them now, just another piece of info the are mining



  • I love my nest.... the auto-schedule auto home/away situation is nice. not sure if we save money or not.... I like having an app for my thermostat and also to know that if i leave the air on when i leave, it will detect that and shut her down eventually.



  • Read some Amazon reviews of the Nest before you get it. When it works it's great, but it looks like there are some setups where it just never works well.



  • we have it on our downstairs unit. 2700 sq.ft house. I think it's a 5or6 ton unit. living room has 20' ceilings, it's in a small "hallway" under the stairs, to the right is a bathroom, left is storage under stairs. keeps downstairs pretty consistent through rooms. It would be nice if there were little room units you could plug into say an outlet that would register that rooms temp/humidity/etc. I think one of the smart thermostat companies do that already.

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  • ecobee that's the one with the "remote" sensors. if it had been out when i bought my nest a year or two ago, i would have probly bought it.



  • What good are remote sensors if you don't have a HVAC system that has multiple zones?

    My house is all a single zone. My second floor is often 5-10 degrees more than the main floor, which is 5+ degrees warmer than the basement.


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    @Dashrender said:

    What good are remote sensors if you don't have a HVAC system that has multiple zones?

    My house is all a single zone. My second floor is often 5-10 degrees more than the main floor, which is 5+ degrees warmer than the basement.

    Averaging is about the only good thing. In a ranch house the thermostat is always in the hallway.You can say you you want a sensor to be at a certain temperature but it's going to affect everything else and over work your system.


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