Best Wireless Thermostats

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 9, 2018
A wireless thermostat is a modern and sophisticated solution that will allow you to control the temperature around the house with the help of your smartphone or any other gadget with a Wi-Fi connection. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Control Type
HVAC Compatibility
Power Supply
Display Type
Programming Type
Warranty
 
PROS

This thermostat with a wireless remote sensor features the most extensive high-resolution color screen with a 24-bit color LCD display. The interface is as intuitive as it gets. It has additional temperature, humidity, and ambient light sensors.

CONS

Doesn't locate available Wi-Fi connections when the charge is low. 

OUR VERDICT

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation is arguably the most sophisticated battery-operated thermostat on the market. The device learns the temperatures you like and programs itself in about a week. The product features support for 4 different languages.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Wi-Fi connection with Internet access

Phone or tablet with iOS 8 or later, or Android 4 or later

Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)

HVAC Compatibility

Heating: 1, 2 and 3 stages (W1, W2, W3)

Cooling: 1 and 2 stages (Y1, Y2)

Heat pump: with auxiliary and emergency heat (O/B, AUX, E)

Humidifier or dehumidifier (HUM, DEHUM)

Fan (G)

Power Supply

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Display Type

High resolution color screen: 24-bit color LCD, 480 x 480 resolution at 229 pixel per inch (PPI), 2.08" (5.3cm) diameter

Programming Type

Nest learns the temperatures you like and programs itself in about a week

Warranty

2-year limited warranty

PROS

The device will allow you to receive up to 23% savings on heating and cooling costs (depending on your settings). With the help of Amazon Echo, you will be able to just ask Alexa to adjust the temperature settings without standing up from your chair or using your smart device. 

CONS

You will have to physically reconnect the model if the Internet goes down. 

OUR VERDICT

The Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat is all about saving money and offering convenient ways to control the temperature around the house. Plus, the installation process is extremely easy since all you need for it is included in the package.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Phone or tablet with Android and iOS devices, including Apple watch

Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)

HVAC Compatibility

Conventional (2H/2C)

Heat pump (4H/2C) incl. 2-stage auxiliary heat

Gas, oil, electric

Dual fuel support

Power Supply

1 Lithium metal batteries (included)

Display Type

3.5" touchscreen

Programming Type

Automatic adjustment

Warranty

3-year customer install warranty

PROS

The geofencing technology allows the wireless thermostat to track your location. Since it knows exactly when you're coming home, the device makes sure that the temperature in the house will be exactly how you like it the moment that you arrive. Plus, when you leave, the app will adjust the temperature again, saving you some money in the long run.

CONS

Doesn't work with certain routers. 

OUR VERDICT

The Honeywell Lyric T5 will prove to be a perfect choice for the types of individuals who enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge technologies and all that they can offer in terms of improving the level of comfort in their own home.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Provides remote thermostat control through iOS or Android smartphones and tablets

Compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo

Control with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately) and with voice control using Siri

HVAC Compatibility

The thermostat is compatible with most single-stage and multi-stage conventional and heat pump heating and cooling systems

Power Supply

24VAC the common wire or the C-wire

Display Type

Monochrome LCD screen

Programming Type

7-day flexible scheduling or location-based temperature control (GeoFencing)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model will allow you to program a schedule for each day of the week. And since this device receives convenient weather updates, figuring out that schedule will be particularly easy. The app changes the color of its background to let you know at a single glance whether your home system is heating or cooling.

CONS

The voice control isn't always reliable. 

OUR VERDICT

We would recommend the Emerson Sensi wireless thermostat to just about any customer who is looking to get as many convenient features as possible for the most affordable price. Plus, the model's sleek, minimalist design will look great on any wall.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Smartphone or tablet using the free Sensi app for Android and iOS devices

Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit (c-wire required), Google assistant and wink smart home platforms

HVAC Compatibility

Heat Only and Cool Only systems

Conventional — up to two stages of heating and two stages of cooling (2H/2C)

Heat pump systems without auxiliary, up to 4 stages of heating and two stages of cooling (4H/2C)

Gas, oil, electric, geothermal, radiant heat systems

Power Supply

2 AA batteries (included)

Display Type

Large backlit display

Programming Type

7-day flexible scheduling

Warranty

5-year limited warranty

PROS

Using a remote control that comes with the package, you will be able to control the temperature in your home from about 130 feet of distance. The LCD screen features backlighting, so you will be able to make sense of it during the night without turning the lights on.

CONS

You won't be able to operate the thermostat via your smartphone. 

OUR VERDICT

The Nashone OPS100 Digital Wireless Thermostat may not be the most sophisticated solution but what you get in return for its measly price should be enough to satisfy a customer on a budget.

detailed parameters
Control Type

Remote control. The control distance reach 40 meters with the sensor in open area and is certified by FCC

HVAC Compatibility

Cooling or heating mode

Power Supply

AC or remote control with 2 AAA batteries

Display Type

LCD screen with backlighting

Programming Type

Non-programmable: current temperature setting only

Warranty

18 months

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation

Control type

This digital thermostat can be controlled remotely via a special application from any digital device - smartphones, laptops or tablet PCs - and anywhere granted that this place has Wi-Fi coverage. The remote control that comes with a thermostat allows adjusting temperature changes as well as changes in graphics and power consumption, provides quick access to the history of the last 10 days, and sends warning messages if the temperature in your house rises or drops below the set level. All of these settings can be controlled from the distance and no manual configuration is required.

Review of Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation

HVAC compatibility and power supply

The Nest Thermostat uses smart technology which allows it to adjust the temperature in the house to your comfort level. It features the cooling mode (1, and 2 stages) and the heating mode (1, 2, and 3 stages), and is compatible with humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and conventional fans. The model has a built-in lithium-ion battery which works from 24V using a C wire. Keep note though if you do not have such a wire, you'll need a powerful 4-wire system.

Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation in the use

Programming type

The Nest Wi-Fi thermostat can program itself by virtue of the obtained data from external sensors. With the Auto-Graphics function, the digital thermostat remembers what temperature you prefer the most and creates an individual schedule of your home HVAC devices. You can check the efficiency of this schedule and customize it as you need. Another option is a self-programming Auto-Away function which uses smart thermostats' ability to feel that you are out of the house and automatically switch to a different temperature condition in order to save energy. It also has motion sensors and switches on the screen when you are near.

Detailed review of Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation

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ecobee3 lite (EB-STATE3LT-02)

Save Some Money

The Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat is the kind of model that has all of its advantages put in the name. The "eco" part of that name is right on the money since this nifty little device will allow you to receive up to 23% savings on heating and cooling costs (depending on your settings). The "smart" part is there not just for show either. The model works with just about any iOS and Android device, even including Apple Watch. Furthermore, with the help of Amazon Echo, you will be able to just ask Alexa to adjust the temperature settings without standing up from your chair or using your smart device.

Of course, these compatibilities are all well and good, but they wouldn't be enough to justify the said "smart" part. On that note, we would like to point out a set of alerts and reminders. The manufacturers made sure to incorporate those in order to offer their customers a certain peace of mind. Simply put, the WiFi thermostat senses when something doesn't work at all or doesn't work according to your programming and sends a convenient alert to your smart device. There's also the vacation mode that the device automatically adjusts to whenever you leave the house, a rather sophisticated solution that allows you to save a considerable amount of money in the long run. Finally, in terms of HVAC compatibility, the model works with most residential heating and cooling systems.

All in all, the Ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat is all about saving money and offering convenient ways to control the temperature around the house. Plus, the installation process is extremely easy since all you need for it is included in the package.

Review of ecobee3 lite (EB-STATE3LT-02) Smart Thermostat (2nd Gen), Works with Amazon Alexa

 

Honeywell Lyric T5 (RCHT8610WF2006)

Sophisticated Technologies

Any wireless thermostat could be described as a rather sophisticated piece of technology. However, in spite of the stiff competition, Honeywell Lyric T5 manages to stand out as one of the more complex and intricate examples of these technologies. In order to make our case, we would first like to point out the Lyric app. With its help, you will be able to control the temperature via your smartphone or a tablet. Of course, that in and of itself isn't that impressive of a feature. But that is also where the geofencing technology comes in. Using the aforementioned app, the phone controlled thermostat tracks your location. Since it knows exactly when you're coming home, the device makes sure that the temperature in the house will be exactly how you like it the moment that you arrive. Plus, when you leave, the app will adjust the temperature again, saving you some money in the long run.

Other than that, we would also like to mention that the model can be set to determine if the home's system should be in heating or cooling mode. That said, if you don't feel like using the device's ability to adapt to changes, you can also use the 7-day flexible scheduling feature to program a specific schedule and have the thermostat stick to it. The model is compatible with most HVAC systems. Plus, it also works with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo, supplying you with the ability to control all of your home comforts regardless of your location.

In conclusion, the Honeywell Lyric T5 will prove to be a perfect choice for the types of individuals who enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge technologies and all that they can offer in terms of improving the level of comfort in their own home.

Review of Honeywell Lyric T5 (RCHT8610WF2006) Wi-Fi Smart 7 Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

 

Emerson Thermostats Sensi (ST55)

Plenty of Features in a Simple Package

Emerson Sensi is the perfect example of how something so simple-looking can offer just about anything you would want out of a wireless thermostat. Simply download the Sensi app and you will have access to a rich number of features that the model comes equipped with. The said features include the ability to remotely control the temperature in your home. They also include the geofencing technology. As some of you may know, the aforementioned technology identifies the location of your smartphone and adjusts the temperature according to that location.

People lead all kinds of lives, which is why it's a good thing that this product comes equipped with the sort of technologies that will allow you to program a schedule for each day of the week. And since the model receives convenient weather updates, figuring out that schedule will be particularly easy. The app's interface is another example of something so simple can be so effective. For instance, the app changes the color of its background to let you know at a single glance whether your home system is heating or cooling. It also sends you alerts whenever the wireless thermostat detects inconvenient or extreme changes in temperature or humidity. Finally, the app automatically adjusts between the cooling and the heating mode in order to keep the user as comfortable as possible. It's HVAC compatibility coverage is superb. On top of it, the model's also compatible with iPhone, iPad, any Android device, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit (the c-wire is required), Google assistant and wink smart home platforms.

All in all, we would recommend the Emerson Sensi wireless thermostat to just about any customer who is looking to get as many convenient features as possible for the most affordable price. Plus, the model's sleek, minimalist design will look great on any wall.

Review of Emerson Thermostats Sensi (ST55) Wi-Fi Thermostat for Smart Home

 

Nashone OPS100

An Affordable Option

The Nashone OPS100 Digital Wireless Thermostat is a bit of a different offer compared to other products in this review. Unlike these smart wireless thermostats, the model will not provide you with the ability to control the temperature in your house using your smartphone. It also does not feature a number of programmable settings and a plethora of sophisticated features. Of course, we're also talking about a product that costs 5 times less than even the most affordable WiFi thermostats, so you can't really hold all of it against the said product.

That said, for about 20 bucks, what you get is nothing short of impressive. Using a remote control that comes with the package, you will be able to control the temperature in your home from about 130 feet of distance. The LCD screen features backlighting, so you will be able to make sense of it during the night without turning the lights on. When it comes to HVAC compatibility, the model does not offer the most overwhelming range of devices, but it does work with most electric, infrared, and floor heaters as well as cooling devices and different electric home appliances. When the temperature in the house drops or rises above a certain setting, this digital thermostat automatically adjusts that temperature.

To sum it up, the Nashone OPS100 Digital Wireless Thermostat may not be the most sophisticated solution but what you get in return for its measly price should be enough to satisfy a customer on a budget that looks to improve the level of comfort in his home.

Review of Nashone OPS100 Digital Wireless Plug In Thermostat

 

What Is a Wireless Thermostat?

Despite the suggestive name, a wireless thermostat isn't really a thermostat. Instead, what it is is essentially a device that allows you to control the temperature around the house. Though these little household appliances feature a lot of differences between each other, there's also a number of similarities. If your financial means aren't particularly limited, what you should be looking for is the sort of device that comes equipped with a number of specific sensors. The said sensors connect to the heating and cooling systems within apartments, businesses, and, of course, houses, and allow the user to control those systems through the device. Some of the best models will also provide you with the ability to adjust the temperature from a remote location. Furthermore, any wireless programmable thermostat comes with the sort of features that can be used to set different schedules, so you will be able to enjoy different temperatures during the day and night. Plus, you can use it to cool down your house or heat it up whenever you leave it.

Of course, when it comes to temperature control, a device like that is a sophisticated solution and if you do not care for such luxuries, you could always simply purchase a personal fan or a ceramic heater.

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Publish Date: 2018-07-05 09:56:28