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Best Thermostat in the Market?

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Best Thermostat in the Market?

Looking to buy a new Thermostat for my house and was looking around to find out which ones are the best.

I have come across Nest as the most well reviewed Thermostat in the market through Research/Amazon. The price tag has me like Face Screaming In Fear, but willing to pay if I really am getting my bang for my buck.

Can anyone who uses Nest comment on that, or direct me to other well reputable brands.

I would think that most new Thermostats can be controlled Digitally now..
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Bleachway wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 2:42 pm
Looking to buy a new Thermostat for my house and was looking around to find out which ones are the best.

I have come across Nest as the most well reviewed Thermostat in the market through Research/Amazon.

Can anyone who uses Nest comment on that, or direct me to other well reputable brands.

I would think that most new Thermostats can be controlled Digitally now..
My vote is for Ecobee

Canadian, well made, user friendly, usually comes with sensors, and doesent require a c wire.
(Nest also claims this but in turn ends up stealing power but cycling your fan)

The screen also has the option to be on all the time displaying various info (which the Nest doesn’t)
I also prefer the shape
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+1 for the Ecobee!
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Red_Army wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 2:44 pm
My vote is for Ecobee

Canadian, well made, user friendly, usually comes with sensors, and doesent require a c wire.
(Nest also claims this but in turn ends up stealing power but cycling your fan)

The screen also has the option to be on all the time displaying various info (which the Nest doesn’t)
I also prefer the shape
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Potrice wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 3:01 pm
+1 for the Ecobee!
Appreciate the prompt responses, I'll be looking into Ecobee.

I see that there are two version of Ecobee, the ecobee3 and ecobee4.

Any key differences between then?
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Bleachway wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 3:18 pm
Appreciate the prompt responses, I'll be looking into Ecobee.

I see that there are two version of Ecobee, the ecobee3 and ecobee4.

Any key differences between then?
Just saw Ecobee3 Lite in Costco with two sensors today.

If all you want it is to control the heat and cooling, the lite should be enough. I got mine via Greeen Energy, don't remember the name and it's been cancelled, and bought two sensors for $45 each. The sensors are what makes the thermostat worth it.
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Bleachway wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 3:18 pm
Appreciate the prompt responses, I'll be looking into Ecobee.

I see that there are two version of Ecobee, the ecobee3 and ecobee4.

Any key differences between then?
Pretty sure they are exactly the same just that 4 has Amazon Alexa

Also the 3 Lite version is the exact same minus the ability to control optional equipment such as a humidifier etc.
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There is NO SUCH THING AS the Best Thermostat. All companies market their own as the best.

Read reviews and then make your call.
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Bleachway wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 2:42 pm
Looking to buy a new Thermostat for my house and was looking around to find out which ones are the best.

I have come across Nest as the most well reviewed Thermostat in the market through Research/Amazon. The price tag has me like Face Screaming In Fear, but willing to pay if I really am getting my bang for my buck.

Can anyone who uses Nest comment on that, or direct me to other well reputable brands.

I would think that most new Thermostats can be controlled Digitally now..
What does "bang for my buck" mean to you?

It will not work magic. If you already have a (non-smart) programmable thermostat that you've set to your schedule then you won't get a whole lot of energy savings from a "smart" thermostat.
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mbg wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 8:26 pm
What does "bang for my buck" mean to you?

It will not work magic. If you already have a (non-smart) programmable thermostat that you've set to your schedule then you won't get a whole lot of energy savings from a "smart" thermostat.
Never bought my ecobee for savings, if there are savings that's just a bonus. Mainly bought for comfort and convenience.
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I prefer the Nest, I like the hockey puck shape. It looks much better than ecobee when installed without the base plate.
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 5:17 pm
There is NO SUCH THING AS the Best Thermostat. All companies market their own as the best.

Read reviews and then make your call.
+1

Depends on your situation. The only thing a thermostat does is turn your furnace or air conditioning on or off. If you work regular hours like most people, all you need is a simple thermostat that is programmable to turn on or off at set hours. You can buy some with more programs for each day eg MTWRFSS.

Most people don't need anything more than that IMO.
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I agree with @mbg and @gr8dlr

I have one that I use with my automation and I never touch it. Set your schedule and leave it. Adjust it for seasonal changes and that about it.

I just signed up for a program and will be getting a free Ecobee, but I’m going to stick with my 7 day programmable CT80 Z-Wave unit.

If you’re going to automate your home, I can see the allure of these smart thermostats, but I prefer to keep mine out of the cloud.
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I ended up getting the Ecobee and love it. I don't have the most predictable schedule so it's great that it doesn't over cool or heat the house to our 'normal home times' if smart away is on for example. I don't think I've touched it since I got it. It also has a cool feature called ac overcool max which will allow you to over cool your house in the summer to bring down the humidity, which is good for my purpose since I don't have an HRV or whole-home dehumidifier (just a stand alone unit in the basement which works fine).

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