Hi there, my name is Chris and the first thing I would like to say is thanks for stopping by my website. Of course, you have found this website because you’re on the hunt for a new thermostat, however if you’re expecting a lot of industry terms and technical jargon I’m sorry to disappoint you.
You see I’m an average member of the public just like you and the main reason I decided to publish a review website on thermostats is because I was looking for one not so long ago. In fact, it was the first time I had been in this situation and what I thought was going to be a very quick and easy task turned out to be a good many weeks of research.
Eventually, I found something that would suit my needs but it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only one who might be having the same problems I did. So, you will find reviews on some models of thermostat that impressed me (and a good many other people), and you will find a few informational pages as well.
What I would like you to remember as you browse my website is that I don’t work in the industry so the reviews I have are based on good old fashioned honesty. I have tried to cover all types of thermostat which means you’ll find programmable, non-programmable and wireless. Fingers crossed, you will find one that suits your needs, and you won’t have to go through all the long-winded research I did.
If You Don’t Have Much Time
Perhaps you already know all about the world of thermostats and you’re just interested to know what models I have here. Or, it could be that you’re not the type to spend a lot of time searching through a website in order to get the information you need?
Whatever the reason for jumping straight to this section on my homepage, I completely understand. In fact, it’s people like you I had in mind when I put together this comparison table. In this section you will be able to see the models I have reviewed, which manufacturer they are made by, what type of thermostat it is and how much they cost.
If you’re especially interested in the wireless models of thermostat I have for you, feel free to take a look at my wireless comparison page where you will get plenty of in-depth information on all the models I’ve reviewed.
Looking for Information First?
Some of you may not be here because you need to buy a thermostat right away, and I can relate to that. After all, you need to have some knowledge of what you’re dealing with before you go ahead and make a purchase. So, just for you I’ve added the following information pages.
What I discovered when I was looking for a new thermostat is that it’s not like buying a new electrical appliance for the kitchen. There are all sorts of things to consider like what type of system you’re already running, how many features you need and much more. So, on this page I’ve done my best to cover everything.
How (and How Much) Thermostats Save You Money
Saving energy is something pretty much all manufacturers at least place some focus on. After all, they know how costs are rising in this respect and prospective customers are likely to purchase a thermostat that’s going to bring those energy bills down! On this page I explain in a bit more detail how this is done.
Is My Thermostat Compatible with My HVAC System
I suspect a lot of you will be interested in reading this page. I would say there “appears” to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding how you work out if a thermostat is compatible with your current HVAC system. However, the fact is there IS a lot of confusion. Hopefully this page will answer any questions you have.
My Top Picks
I know there’s been a lot of hype about this one, but I just can’t help but choose it…
Best Wireless Thermostat Overall
Ok, the “learning” way of programming may feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but before you know it you will never want to go back. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with the Nest Learning Thermostat. If you want top technology and plenty of features without the hassle, this model is certainly worth a look.
Best Budget Wi-Fi Thermostat
In case you find the other wireless units are out of your price range, I suggest you take a look at the Honeywell 7 Day Programmable thermostat. I think this model combines simplicity with technology really well, plus it won’t hurt your wallet!
Best Touchscreen Thermostat
Touch screen technology is just about everywhere these days, and thermostats haven’t been missed. My favorite is the Honeywell RTH8500D 7 Programmable which, as the name suggests, has the option for 7 day programming but it’s also packed with numerous other features.
Best Conventional Programmable Thermostat
I know some of you are not interested in thermostats that have all the “bells and whistles” on offer which is why I have included a review on the Honeywell Home/Bldg Center RTH6450D1009. This is a great option if you don’t need a unit that’s packed with features you might not use.
Best Non-Programmable Thermostat
Again, when I came across the Honeywell Focuspro 5000 it reminded me of people who just want to be able to switch the heat or cool on/off in the home without the need to worry about a schedule. This model is from one of the most respected manufacturers in the world and it’s perfect for all you “technophobes”!
Best Programmable Outlet Thermostat
The Lux WIN100 is designed to work with space heaters and portable air conditioning units, something I never knew was possible.
At last, your portable heating and cooling appliances really don’t need much intervention from you!
Yet More Reviews and Information
OK, I’m not going to continue with a whole load more text so I’ll keep this brief.
For more reviews you can just browse the categories, for instance the wireless thermostat category. Here you’ll find 5 different models to choose from.
On this page, I have given you an insight into the various thermostats that are available on the market. Here you can find out about programmable, non-programmable, wireless, touchscreen and even outlet thermostats.
Some of you may be confused about thermostats and how they’re wired, and this video page should clear up any questions you might have.
If you are curious to know how you go about installing a thermostat, you can take a look at this video page. You will find one general installation video, one for the Nest and one for the Honeywell Wi-Fi smart.
I really hope you enjoy my website. I have done my best to include reviews on thermostats that will suit all sorts of needs. I’ve also included plenty of informational pages so if you prefer you can just use my site to gain more information on the subject in general.
All in all, I really hope I make the whole searching for a thermostat “task” a lot easier for you, and that you manage to at last find the unit you’ve been looking for.
Enjoy – your fellow “comfy indoor climate seeker” Chris