Smart thermostats, like most other smart home automation products, come in a variety of flavors. We’ve already reviewed WiFi and Z-Wave compatible smart thermostats, (most are one of those two types) but there are Zigbee and Bluetooth smart thermostats too.

Perhaps the best known manufacturers of smart thermostats are Nest – now owned by Google, Ecobee (the current darling of Apple HomeKit / Siri) and Honeywell, but there are plenty of smaller companies, as well as a number of brands appearing from crowdsourcing, and from Asia.

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Smart thermostats have the capability of running schedules, and away modes to reduce energy usage for when you leave the house, and adapting to your schedule. Some can keep track of which rooms people are in, and adjust accordingly to save energy. And, of course, this can all be controlled and monitored from your smart phone or tablet, typically from anywhere at home, and when away from anywhere there’s internet access. With Geo-Fencing tied to your smart home, and it’s smart thermostat, your heater or air conditioning might come on, as needed, when you are returning home but have just come within ½ mile.

Latest Reviews, Articles, and Videos

Nest 3rd Gen Learning Thermostat Review – Install, Setup, Apps and Web

By Dave Duncan | October 24, 2016
Lets get into the details shall we?  The Nest Learning Thermostat is full of features.  Before you can take advantage of those features, you have to get it installed.  I chose to do the install ...

Nest-3rd Gen Learning Thermostat Review – Recap and Summary

By Dave Duncan | October 24, 2016
NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT REVIEW -RECAP The Nest Learning Thermostat is loaded full of features and functionality.  Before I summarize this review, lets recap some highlights. Installation: easy ...

Nest 3rd Gen Learning Thermostat Review – Works with Nest

By Dave Duncan | October 24, 2016
Home  automation is a large playing field.  You can start out with one smart switch. Maybe you purchased it because of some nostalgia for the clapper of the 80’s.  Then you buy some lights ...

Nest 3rd Gen Learning Thermostat Review – Nest Sense and Features

By Dave Duncan | October 24, 2016
As I mentioned on the previous page, the smart thermostat market has become a popular place.  You have long standing names like Honeywell. As well as new comers like the Ecobee3. There are many ...

Nest Thermostat Review – 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat

By Dave Duncan | October 13, 2016
Nest is the trendsetter in the thermostat space.  The original smart thermostat, they are now on their 3rd generation of the Nest Learning Thermostat and still delivering features and ...

Ecobee3 – The Smart Thermostat for Everyone – A Review

By Art Feierman | March 27, 2016
The Ecobee3 is one very smart thermostat, and, it’s also worldly and friendly!  The Ecobee3 relies on Wifi for communications, so that you can control it from the provided App that you can ...

Using the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled Thermostat – Video

By Lisa Feierman | November 2, 2015
In this video, Art Feierman, editor of SmarterHomeAutomation.com, walks through using the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled TH9320 thermostat. Read the whole review for in-depth information on this ...

Installing the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled Thermostat – Video

By Art Feierman | November 2, 2015
In this video, our editor, Art, walks through the installation of the Honeywell WiFi Voice-Controlled TH9320 thermostat. Read the full review.  

Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control – Home Automation Review

By Art Feierman | July 31, 2014
This smart thermostat – aptly named the Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control, is the newest addition to our Dream Home Project. In this review, we’ll start with an ...

Smart thermostats Like Those From Honeywell, Ecobee and Nest, are Capable, Provide Savings

By Art Feierman | November 10, 2013
Over the next couple of years we’re building out our Dream Home Project featuring  smart and affordable home automation technologies.  HVAC – basically your heating and cooling, is ...
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