A smart thermostat is the best way to control your home’s energy usage via a smartphone, tablet or any other smart device. Not only do they provide added convenience with features such as scheduling and holiday modes but they also make controlling your heating much easier, which in the long run will help you to become more energy efficient.
To help you choose the right smart thermostat for your home, our hand-picked selection features top-performing models chosen through our first-hand experience using multiple thermostats, testing and the latest research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Smart Thermostats
As we own a number of properties (Airbnb’s and rental properties), we’ve had the pleasure of installing and testing out multiple smart thermostats. Not only do they make controlling your central heating far easier, but they are also very convenient. For example, if we have our Airbnb booked out, we can schedule the heating to turn on before they arrive. We also use the thermostats daily in our personal homes as well as at the DIY Works office.
In terms of the selection of smart thermostats we’ve tested over the years, they include Hive (as pictured above), as well as the Google Nest, Tado V3, Honeywell TR6 and Drayton Wiser which are pictured below.
However, to keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest smart thermostats (for this article), we are continually upgrading the thermostats with the latest offerings from the brands.
As well as our testing and experience of using multiple smart thermostats, we also based our recommendations upon the latest research and a number of factors. The factors that we considered included the thermostat’s design, connectivity, modes, scheduling, ease of setup, compatibility, additional functionality, warranty and value for money.
If you want to see a smart thermostat in action, below is a video we posted on our YouTube channel where we are testing the Hive Active Heating system.