Best smart thermostat

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Zoned smart heating allows to control individual rooms and keep overall heating consumption low. Comparing to smart thermostats (like Nest) this makes your heating even more efficient. For example, some rooms (like bedrooms and study) are only used for very specific times but those will be heated all the time with conventional heating systems. As the result manufactures promise from 30-40% reduction of your gas bill and our readers report that this is realistic. The initial cost will be relatively high, but you should strongly consider installing one in your house. Aside from inevitable payback in 1-2 years, ability to fine-tune temperature in rooms to your family needs really improve the quality of life and sleep. We should also consider our impact on the environment and this is one of the ways to drastically reduce it.

There are four main solutions for smart systems (Honeywell, TaDo, Netatmo, and Drayton) and some less popular options (HeatMiser, Genius, Lightwave RF and z-wave TRVs). We suggest to choose on the former group as the slightly higher price is fully justified by the quality of the products with ease of setup and maintenance. All four systems offer fairly similar functionality with Honeywell offering slightly richer controls. Netatmo is a relative newcomer, with Tado and especially Honeywell and Drayton having many years of experience and iterations of similar products.
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[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ text_font=”Open Sans||on||||||” text_font_size=”17px” text_orientation=”center” custom_padding=”|40px||40px”]Based on our review we recommend Drayton and Honeywell. They stand out as for heating systems it makes sense to trust proved quality and expertise. Drayton is the best pick for the most people as it offers enough functionality for the very good price. Honeywell is the most comprehensive and tested system, but it comes at costs. Netamo is a new product and has a lot of potential, but it is still being improved with some service and quality issues reported. Tado is not an option for us as due to its architecture your heating schedule would only work when Tado controller has no internet connection.
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Very granular zone controls

Ability to connect underfloor heating and waterheating

Calibration of TRVs

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Good balance of price and features

Intuitive and simple app

Easy to install

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Reliable and robust

Support network of installers

Integrates with other smart systems well

Control over web

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Limited controls at TRV

Limited integrations with no geofencing or IFTTT

Weak signal reported by some users

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Slow development

App feels like its build by engineer

Lacks geofencing

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Why not alternatives?
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New product with reported stability issues

Poor support

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Cannot work without internet

Similar price as EvoHome,  but fewer functions

Lack of instructions

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