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The Best Smart Thermostat To Avoid Headaches And Unleash Savings

A thermostat is not something you want to replace every couple years, let alone after a couple months. And yet, if you scroll through reviews on Amazon, you’ll find tons of people that sent back their smart thermostats after a very short time. Don’t worry! You don’t need to be THAT person. There’s several really great smart thermostats on the market and millions of satisfied owners.

The best smart thermostat needs to be reliable, easy to use, and require minimal input from you. Keep reading and I’ll help you find the one that’s best for you.

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Best Smart Thermostat For Your Heated Floor

You’ve probably heard of people saving money using smart thermostats. However, most of the hugely popular thermostats like Nest or ecobee are not for use in high voltage applications like under floor heat.

Fortunately, there are some smart thermostats available for electric floor heat. They just don’t get the same amount of press as the bigger names.

In this article, I’ll take a little time to explain what thermostats made specifically for electric floor heat can be used for and what they can’t be used for. Then, I’ll list a few of the models available for purchase in the US along with a brief description of how they might be used in your smart home.  

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Line Voltage Smart Thermostats: Yes, They Do Exist

You have electric heat in your place. You probably have multiple thermostats to control that heat. Now you’ve decided it’s time to get those heaters some smart control.

Is it even possible without spending hours hacking together a DIY solution?

Of course it is. All it will take is a quick read of this article. I’ll fill you in on the latest products available and which ones will fit best in your home.

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Best Smart Vent: Room by room climate control…sort of

Smart vent systems offer the possibility of room to room climate control.

This benefits you by allowing each room to be custom conditioned depending on the time of day or the preferences of the person in the room.

Before the smart home, this was only possible with expensive zoning systems or decentralized systems such as baseboard heat. Now, several companies are perfecting smart vent systems that will work to increase your comfort and decrease your energy bill.

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