* Smart thermostats for a fraction of the price
* Snyc to your smart assistant and save on your energy bills
* Each option offers its own unique set of benefits
The Nest may be the most popular smart thermostat on the market, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the only solid option available. Aside from the palpable price point, the Nest has come under fire recently for, what some view as questionable privacy protocols. Plus, if you don’t already have (or want) Alexa features, it’s harder to connect your Nest to other voice assistants.
If you’re in the market for a new smart thermostat, here are five awesome alternatives to check out first.
1. Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat
With simple seven-day-programming options, easy installation and the ability to sync it to Alexa, Samsung Smarthome and other voice-activated services, this programmable thermostat works just like the Nest—only it costs a lot less.
2. Vine Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat Smart Thermostat
This elegant touchscreen model was designed to help cut back on excess energy use. By offering wireless connectivity, quick installation and some seriously cool bonus features (like a built-in weather forecast, night light and more) the Vine is also compatible with most smart systems.
3. Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for Smart Home
Estimated to save owners roughly 23% on HVAC energy, this WiFi thermostat was named ‘Best Value’ by USA Today. With smart home capabilities, a ton of customizable features and a quick and (mostly) painless installation process, it’s easy to see why.
4. Mysa Smart Thermostat
With more than 100 five-star reviews, the Mysa Thermostat is one of the consistently top-rated products on the market. With Alexa compatibility, easy-to-use schedule settings, energy-saving options and more, this smart thermostat offers an easier and more convenient way to heat your home—even when you’re away.
5. Honeywell Smart Color Programmable Thermostat
When it comes to customization, this thermostat leads the pack. The highly programmable Honeywell features a sleek color display and smart response technology that helps this thermostat actually learn your preferences and adjust its settings accordingly.