Programmable thermostats can save your family a substantial amount of money annually on energy costs, half of which go towards heating and cooling unused spaces. Using your programmable thermostat properly will help you maximize heating and cooling savings, and new programmable thermostat options make this task easy, with the ability to program your home’s thermostat remotely from your iPhone or Android.
The best home Wi-Fi thermostats for iPhone and Android include:
- NEST – The NEST is one of the best home Wi-Fi thermostats for iPhone and Android, and is also the most efficient. With its built-in motion sensor, it programs itself in just a week after learning your schedule and the temperatures you prefer. This thermostat has no buttons or switches, only a circular thermostat interface which you twist and press to navigate menus and adjust temperature. Features include a humidity sensor, energy saving Airwave technology that turns off the compressor quickly after target temperatures are achieved and an override function. The NEST is not compatible with multistage cooling systems.
- Honeywell Prestige HD – Among the best home Wi-Fi thermostats for iPhone and Android, the Prestige system gives you step-by-step instructions for setting up the thermostat, making setup easy. It features a large, high definition touch screen, and easy programming. It has dehumidification and ventilation controls, as well as a one-touch override to cancel the schedule and start from scratch. As there are no installation manuals, you should have this thermostat installed by a trained technician.
- Trane XL900 – The XL900 offers more stages of heating and cooling than most others, and works well with both newer and older air systems. Initial programming is easy, and features include a 10-inch touch screen, humidity sensors, outside temperature display, automatic to manual mode, and one-touch override. The XL900 also offers real-time updates on system performance, including diagnostic problems and malfunctions.
For help selecting the best home Wi-Fi thermostats for iPhone and Android that are compatible with your home and lifestyle, contact Ross & Witmer. We have been expertly installing high-quality products in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union homes since 1945.