In today’s digital landscape with nearly everything connected, it only makes sense that homeowners are looking for ways to connect their heating systems. With everything available at a push of a button, having a connected heating system can make life even more convenient.
Here is our list of the best smart thermostats on the market today.
Google Nest Learning 3rd Generation Thermostat
This is the current market leader. With nearly 2,000 reviews, it’s easy to see that a lot of customers are very satisfied with the experience it delivers. This thermostat is one of the most aesthetically appealing options with sleek and curved lines. It also delivers on the connectivity front with full integration with both Google and Alexa.
This thermostat can be controlled both directly and remotely. This makes it very easy and convenient to use. It is also capable of being synced up to control the hot water in your home. While it doesn’t come with individual TRV’s as standard, you can purchase them separately and gain control over specific zones throughout your home for better climate control.
For those who are technologically inclined, it is one of the best ways to enter the home-connected space. It has a lot of advanced functionality that can have you getting the most out of your connected devices scattered throughout your home. This includes integration with entertainment streaming, lighting control, security systems, and more.
How much? Around £250
Hive Active Heating 2
Hive is another system that you could consider and it offers much more functionality than you might assume. Much like Google Nest, it can be synced with a lot of the other smart devices in your home. This can include but isn’t limited to your smart plugs, smart lights, and your WiFi security cameras. While it’s not capable of self-learning, it is incredibly accessible and easy to control. Everything is controlled through a centralized application known as the “Hive Hub.” Unfortunately, the system doesn’t offer manual control so you have to use either the app or the website.
Hive Active Heating is a good option for those who want Geofencing as it offers that. Meaning: you will be able to have the system automatically adjust the heating based on whether you are home or not. While it doesn’t provide you with TRV’s in the package, you can purchase them separately which can help you turn the system into one that is multi-zoned.
While it’s worth recognising that Hive is owned by British Gas, it’s fully compatible with any supplier.
How much? Around £250
Tado Smart Thermostat V3
While this is a much newer alternative available in the marketplace, it does come with an assortment of desirable features. One of those is having a built-in energy-saving calculator. Some of the other desirable features include remote adjustability, detectors to tell if your windows are open, and Geofencing. The package comes with smart radiator thermostats which means you will be able to set them up and control the temperature in every room in your home. This can keep your home as comfortable as possible and save you a lot on your energy expenses.
However, one of the major things that set this one apart from the rest is its precision detection feature. It is capable of using your location to follow you around your home. That way, it can detect where people are located which helps ensure the system is providing heating where it is needed and not where it isn’t.
How much? Around £200
Google Nest Thermostat E
While this thermostat doesn’t look as stylish or modern as the Nest Learning Thermostat, it is much easier to install and it is just as convenient. While it’s not connected to the boiler for advanced control, it makes it much easier to install.
While the Nest Thermostat E is capable of doing a fantastic job at automatically changing the home temperature dynamically, it doesn’t offer the same advanced features and functionality that you get from the other options available on this list. That being said, if you are looking to get a smart thermostat installed that is incredibly easy to use and that offers a good amount of connectivity features, this is a solid option to consider.
How much? Around £200
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