They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but the truth is the things that really keep your home running are the things that are mostly kept out of site. For example, you don’t keep your plumbing fixtures in the living room or entryway. The same can be said for your thermostat: a small box tucked away where it will go largely unnoticed. But if you did not have one, you would definitely notice. It is a device that really keeps your house running. It keeps your family comfortable. And a quality thermostat can even help reduce your utility bills. For that reason, you want to make sure you have got a good one, that will suit your lifestyle.  Here are some of the newest, top rated thermostats available right now.


The Nest

The Nest is pretty amazing when it comes to home heating and air conditioning. First of all, it has wi-fi so that you can control it from your phone. If you are going to be getting home from the office late, just reprogram it from your phone so that you can ensure you are not heating the house when no one is home.

Second, The Nest can work with a variety of heating systems including forced air, heat pump, dual systems and radiant heater. That means that no matter where you live, it is prepared to work with whatever system is prevalent in your area.

It learns your schedule to reduce temperatures at night and turn the HVAC off completely when no one is home at all. It also has an automatic changeover feature that allows it to switch from heating to AC, as well as controlling things like fans and whole-home humidifiers or dehumidifiers. And, finally: it has a lockable key pad so that the kids can’t change the temperature creating wild spikes in your energy bills.



The Ecobee3 uses intuitive technology and remote sensors to keep your home comfortable and auto adjust to keep your utility bills in check. It will learn your patterns and tailor heating and cooling to your schedule. It also observes things like outdoor weather and humidity conditions to ensure that your family stays comfortable without using more energy than is necessary. Its remote sensors also detect temperature and movement in other areas of the house reducing the need for getting up in the middle of the night to adjust the thermostat.


Eco bee Smart Si

Eco bee’s Smart Si, tracks weather conditions to provide you with the most comfort while giving you the best energy savings possible. It can be programmed remotely through a number of different platforms and it will even check compatibility to see if it will work with your system before you buy it.


Honeywell Wi-fi

Touch Smart Enabled, this thermostat has it all. Remote access through your computer, tablet or smart phone allows you to adjust temperatures before you get home. Advanced locking features prevent unwanted tampering from children or guests. You can even choose the screen color to match your home décor to better ensure that it blends in with your home environment.


Before buying your new thermostat, do some research. Make sure you get the thermostat that best suits your needs and your budget. Also make sure that you get the right professional to install it for you because an ounce of prevention can go a long way in determining how well your new system functions for years to come.


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