Tag Archive: thermostat


Grab the ecobee4 Alexa-enabled Smart Thermostat for $209

It’s learning.

Smart thermostats are awesome and honestly, you should have one in your home. This Alexa-enabled ecobee4 is one of the best on the market currently, and this discount is only a few bucks more than a previous low. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 209, which is $ 50 lower than it normally sells for.

You can control it with just your voice or through the free ecobee iOS and Android  [Read More…]

ecobee4 vs. Nest: Which smart thermostat should you buy?

Should you buy the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat or the Nest Learning Thermostat? This guide can help you decide!

Upgrading to a smart thermostat is a great idea! It can save you money, it can help the environment, and it can be fun to add another smart gadget to your home.

6 Ways Investing in a Smart Home Can Save You Money

There are several smart thermostats on the market, but most people seem to seek out help  [Read More…]

The 3rd-gen Nest Learning Smart Thermostat is down to just $200

Adjust the temp without getting up.

The Nest Thermostat 3rd generation is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon. Outside of eBay’s last site-wide sale, this is one of the Nest’s lowest prices. It regularly sells for as much as $ 250, and right now the other colors are selling around $ 230.

The Nest Learning Thermostat is full of Smart features to help make your home more energy efficient. It can learn your habits and save you  [Read More…]

Cool your home for less this summer with a discounted ecobee3 lite smart thermostat

A worthy upgrade to your home.

Amazon currently has the popular ecobee3 lite smart thermostat on sale for just $ 144, which is a savings of $ 25 from its regular price. This thermostat can be easily controlled right from your iOS or Android device using the free app, as well as via Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. You can use the ecobee3 lite with a pair of room sensors to help ensure that your whole home is  [Read More…]

How to add a smart thermostat on a budget

Want a smart thermostat but don’t wanna pay through the nose? You have options!

A smart thermostat isn’t just fun to have; it’s a power-smart move that can end up saving you money in the long run. Forgot to turn down the heat before leaving for the day? Use your thermostat’s app and turn it down from wherever you have an internet connection. Want an easier way to program your week than pressing and holding two buttons  [Read More…]

Nest Thermostat Gen 1 through Gen 3 and Nest E: Comparison and main differences

See what changed from the first Nest to the current model.

Nest is a company that’s been around a while and since the debut in 2011, there have been three generations of hardware. Because a thermostat is something we tend to keep once we buy one there are plenty of older generation units in use and for sale used. While the changes between them aren’t as drastic as what we would see in a smartphone, there are  [Read More…]

How to Check Smart Thermostat Compatibility in your Home

You can do this.

So you want to get yourself a smart thermostat. Good for you. It’s a smart investment. But, yeah. There are wires involved. And just a little bit of electricity. Nothing too scary (and nothing too high-voltage), but that does mean there’s going to be a little bit of homework before you buy. Because (and I know this from experience) there’s nothing worse than coming home with a few hundred bucks worth of hardware  [Read More…]

Does the Nest Thermostat save you money on energy bills?

Yes. With your help.

There’s nothing magical about the Nest Thermostat. Not really, anyway. It’s a little computer bolted to your wall and connected to your home internet is all.

Metal. Plastic. Wires. Maybe some ball bearings or something. (Everything good has ball bearings. It’s a scientific fact.)

So magic? No. Able to save you money on your home energy bill? Most definitely.

I’ve used a Nest Thermostat for years. And the thing about it is this:  [Read More…]

This slate back is the trim the Nest Thermostat actually deserves

A naked Nest Thermostat installation is easy. But this one little accessory can make it look that much better.

When you’re installing a Nest Thermostat, you’ve got a couple options. One is for it to ride on your wall bareback. Or you can use the plastic trim piece that comes with it. The former may look cleaner, of course — particularly on relatively new (or at least clean) walls.

A little extra texture can go a long  [Read More…]

Cool Kickstarter projects: Embr Wave is a wearable thermostat for your body

Wearables have been around for a few years, and yet they have failed to find true utility. For example, there’s not much you can do on your smartwatch than you can’t do on a smartphone. Well a new startup founded at MIT has created a wearable that actually solves a real problem. If you’re human, […]