- Posted by ACE Home Services
- On January 26, 2017
- Digital Thermostat, EcoBee, Emerson, Honeywell, Hunter, Internet of Things, IoT, Lowe's, Nest, Stand-Alone Thermostat, T832, Thermostat, White Rodgers
The venerable Honeywell T832 circular thermostat is a relic; it is literally a museum piece. Iconic and commonplace as it is, it was a primitive mechanism, and today’s thermostats offer great user versatility and choice.
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Top Thermostat Brands for Your Home
Do you want a new thermostat for your home, but are unsure which brand to buy? If so, continue reading to get an overview of the top thermostat brands on the market.
With or Without
The first decision to make is between thermostats with internet access and those that remain independent of the Internet of Things (IoT). Thermostats with remote access through the internet can be checked, reprogrammed and accessed for reports, all from a smartphone or distant computer. This type typically has multiple sensors spread throughout the house to achieve accurate, even comfort levels. These are also the more expensive thermostats.
Thermostats that are independent of the internet still offer many choices, but cost less. They also are single-point (no sensors), so are not quite as effective as the remote-access type.
Among the most popular internet-accessible thermostat brands, the following five stand out:
This third-generation smart thermostat is often called the most advanced thermostat in the world, with the capacity to notify you on your smartphone if your HVAC system is behaving badly; and yet, it has no remote sensors.
Price: $110 – $140
Emerson’s Sensi is a bestseller; it is sleek, reliable, and uses a free app from your smartphone to provide easy control.
The company’s Iris thermostat is affordable (if a bit underdesigned), backed by Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, and is part of the Iris system of home sensors and intelligent products.
For a vacation home or single-story ranch, a standalone unit may be an economical choice.
Thermostats that scorn the internet are readily available, too, and most are under $30. Some brands to consider:
A 5-2 (weekday/weekend) programmable thermostat that’s ideal for replacing a broken one inexpensively.
A 5-1-1 (weekday/separate Saturday and Sunday settings) thermostat that can be purchased from The Home Depot.
A 5-2 with backlit screen thermostat that helps to see the settings at night when it’s dark.
ACE Home Services
If you are confused by the various features and price points of today’s modern, computer-connected thermostats, ACE Home Services can help. Our expert, friendly HVAC repairmen can work with you to select a thermostat that is right for your schedule, easy to program and reliable. Contact ACE Home Services at (602) 483-6295 today for all of your heating, cooling, and ventilation needs.