With our thermostat ratings you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. We have examined the manufacturers' literature and by using our HVAC service experience have provided our unique system of ratings. It truly is like taking a repairman with you while you shop!
These reviews are for temperature controls that use low voltage (typically 24 volts). For controls that deal with higher voltages, you can check out our line voltage thermostat ratings.
We have given you our top picks followed by a complete list of manufacturers and our reviews of their products.
Our top pick for a basic programmable thermostat is the Trane brand which is a part of INGERSOLL RAND. The programmable models offer easy setting of the times and temperatures. The XL900 series is a communicating thermostat. It has a built in outdoor temperature sensor and can be remotely accessed with an optional phone module. All of their thermostats are backed by a very good guarantee. trane.com
Our pick for the best thermostat in the world is the Nest thermostat which is a part of GOOGLE. 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
We continue our thermostat ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.
This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The COMFORT SYNC control gives you remote access to your HVAC system and offers real-time weather reports as well as controlling the home's hvac systems. The controls have NUVANGO skins available in a variety of colors and patterns to make the unit blend into the decor of your home. They have the ability to communicate with all of the components of their brand of equipment to maximize its efficiency and the control will alert you by email if repairs or routine maintenance is required. They are backed by a good guarantee but the controls are only sold and installed through their authorized dealers. airease.com