Thermostat Ratings part 9, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Thermostat ratings part 9 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Maytag, Nest, Net/x, Nutone, and PurePro brands.

BRAND---------------------BASIC--PREMIUM

MAYTAG---------------------1*-------------3*

The 80 SERIES features single stage digital thermostats but the warranty is not very good. The 90 SERIES offers premium units with touchscreen control. The T955 is a wireless control that has a touchscreen and is programmable. The iQ DRIVE controller is a communicating thermostat that works with the other parts of a NORDYNE manufactured HVAC system to maximize efficiency and comfort. They are backed by a good warranty when an entire system is purchased and installed by their dealers. maytaghvac.com

NEST-------------------------NA-------------5*

These ultimate thermostats are a leap ahead in technology as they are referred to as "The Learning Thermostat". The unit is unique in that it has the technology to watch what you do and to program itself to save you money on your heating and cooling. After a week of observing your habits, the thermostat will learn and switch to Auto-Away and adjust the system to save you money even when you forget. The Energy History feature will also tell you how much energy you have used each day. They can be ordered online and easily installed by yourself. They can also be connected via wi-fi and controlled by remote computer or smart phone. nest.com

NET/X----------------------<1*-------------NA

This brand is from NETWORK THERMOSTAT. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. networkhvac.com

NUTONE-----------------------1*----------3* 

The 80 series offers single or two stage basic digital thermostats while the 90 series models are programmable and have touchscreens. Their warranty is not very good unless you buy a complete hvac system from them at the same time. The T955 is a programmable wireless model for easier installation. The iQ DRIVE controller is a communicating thermostat that works with the other parts of a NORDYNE manufactured HVAC system to maximize efficiency and comfort. They are backed by a good warranty when an entire system is purchased and installed by their dealers. nutonehvac.com

PUREPRO----------------------3*----------NA

This brand is available exclusively through F.W. WEBB COMPANY which is a plumbing & HVAC distributor serving nine stated in the northeast part of the USA. The DP521U can be system or battery powered and is suitable for a variety of applications. It is a 5 + 2 programmable unit while the DP721UT is seven day programmable and has a touchscreen. The brand is backed by a pretty good guarantee and is a good option for those who live in their service area. pureproproducts.com

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