Want to check the temperature of your house while you’re at the office? Worried that you forgot to turn up the AC, and you are now cooling an empty house as well as racking up a higher electric bill? Smart thermostats allow you to take care of your home’s heating and cooling on the go with remote control features and superior temperature-sensing features.
Also, not only does the addition of smart products make your home more comfortable and easy to manage, but when you are ready to sell your Park City home, having smart features can be an attractive addition to potential buyers. So, if you are interested in upgrading your home’s current thermostat, here are four of the top smart home thermostats that you should consider.
Best Voice Control Thermostat: Ecobee SmartThermostat
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Out of the current smart thermostats available, the Ecobee SmartThermostat offers excellent voice control options, as well as easy app control. By voice alone, you can ask the Ecobee SmartThermostat about the current house temperature, adjust the AC, ask for the current weather forecast, and more.
Also, this thermostat comes with Alexa—the Amazon virtual assistant—built-in. You can opt for mobile integration of Siri or Google Assistant if you prefer. There is a speaker built into the Ecobee SmartThermostat, so you don’t have to hook up an external speaker or have a virtual assistant nearby.
You can also receive monthly savings reports from the Ecobee SmartThermostat, as well as alerts if there are sudden changes in your home’s temperature. This thermostat also can detect when there are people home and will adjust to your normal comfortable temperatures.
Best Remote Sensor Thermostat: Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat
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Part of the qualification to be considered a smart thermostat is app integration so that you can control your thermostat from your smartphone or other smart devices. However, the Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat takes that integration to the next level. With the paired app, you can check on not only the main thermostat readings, but you can also check on the various rooms in your home if you have the remote sensors that can be paired with this thermostat.
Also, the sensor in the T9 Smart Thermostat can detect your home’s humidity levels, occupancy, as well as temperature sensors. These sensors provide more feedback than other smart thermostats currently available.
The T9 Smart Thermostat is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, and IFTTT. That way, if you already have integrated devices, you can include your smart thermostat in that integration.
Best Design Thermostat: Nest Learning Thermostat
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Part of what makes the Nest Learning Thermostat a top smart thermostat is its ability to learn and adapt to your routine. After a few days of setting your preferred temperatures—such as adjusting the temperature when you wake up and when you get ready for bed—the Nest Learning Thermostat will start to automatically adjust the temperature. This feature can be particularly helpful in a Park City home, especially if you rent out your property as a vacation home when you aren’t using it.
Another benefit is that the Nest Learning Thermostat is ENERGY STAR certified, which means it can help you save on electric and heating bills. The paired Nest app will also provide you with an energy history report and show you how much you were able to save, along with what days and times were ideal for temperature savings.
Along with receiving reports on your energy usage, you can use the Nest app to control the Nest Learning Thermostat from anywhere you can connect with WiFi. The app can alert you if there is an issue, such as sudden temperature changes, and allow you to make changes to your temperature from your smartphone.
Best Zone Control Thermostat: Honeywell Evohome
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Not everyone in the same household agrees on the ideal temperature. But with the Honeywell Evohome, you can fine-tune the temperature in the different zones of your home. With this smart thermostat, you can create up to 12 different heating zones in your house. That means if someone wants their bedroom warmer than the living room, that can be controlled separately without heating up the whole house.
By having fine-tuned zone control, you can more efficiently control the temperature in your home and save money in the long run. You can check on your Honeywell Evohome from your smartphone, computer, smartwatch, or sync it with a virtual assistant.
With our years of experience in the Park City housing market, Jensen and Company can offer you targeted advice when it comes to making the most of your Park City home. Whether you are looking to buy the perfect mountain home or are looking to sell your Park City property, you can contact us and receive tailored advice to help you reach your real estate goals.