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Comparing Nest to 3 Other Top Smart Thermostats

Comparing Nest to 3 Other Top Smart Thermostats

The introduction of the Nest smart thermostat changed the way we think about controlling HVAC systems in our homes and offices. In effect, it created a new niche in the industry with various features that help reduce the cost of air conditioning and heating, maintain temperature control, sustain your home’s comfort, and maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Since the introduction of the first line of smart thermostats, many players have entered the field, hoping to dominate or perhaps redefine the niche. But are they better than Nest?

Let’s compare 3 of the other top smart thermostats with Nest’s version.

Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat

Following are some of the features that make the Ecobee3 stand out in a growing field:

  • Easy to install and configure
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Remote sensors allow the thermostat to know more accurately whether or not someone is home
  • Adjusts ambient temperature based on what it’s learned about you and your preferences
  • Dashboard informs you how much you’ve saved on the cost of air conditioning or heating, what your average temperature is, and a host of other features any geek would love

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

One of Honeywell’s two units to make this short list, the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat has a litany of features that users rave about.

  • A beautiful bright, easy-to-read screen
  • A seven-day schedule can be programmed and tweaked at any time
  • Shows indoor and outdoor temperatures as well as relative humidity
  • Notifies you of extreme changes in temperatures
  • Tells you when to change your system’s air filter

Honeywell Z-Wave Programmable Thermostat

This Honeywell unit works seamlessly with the Z-Wave smart home automation system, which allows you to control, essentially, the cost of air conditioning and other utilities from your phone or tablet. The thermostat’s features include:

  • Easily programmable
  • Adjusts your home’s temperature over a 7-day period
  • Control home’s lighting, cooling, heating, and even appliances from any device connected to the Internet
  • Receive messages from other HVAC equipment
  • Doesn’t need a “C-wire,” so it can be installed in otherwise difficult places or when others cannot without adding extra wires
  • Compatible with a variety of apps, services, and other systems

Nest Learning Thermostat

Now on its 3rd generation model, the Nest has helped changed how we think about thermostats. Some of its amazing features are as follows:

  • Learns your habits
  • Learns temperature preferences immediately once you start setting temperatures
  • Learns when you’re home and when you’re not
  • Once it learns your patterns, you don’t have to touch it
  • Automatically adjusts the temperature when you go to bed and get out of bed
  • Automatically adjusts to accommodate for the changing seasons
  • Savings reports that allow you to track the cost of air conditioning and heating in your home

Call the Texas AC Specialist

If you’re considering the purchase of a smart thermostat, do your due diligence to find out which system is best for your needs. If you’re still not sure, even after the above comparisons, contact your central Texas AC Specialist today.

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