The number one culprit when it comes to high energy bills is climate control. Heating and cooling are massive power hogs and getting the settings right so that everyone is comfortable while not using more power than necessary is something that is simply beyond the control of mere mortals.
One of the best things to come out of the home automation revolution is the smart home thermostat. Not only does it give you fine control over your home’s energy bill, it also let’s you ensure that everyone has a comfortable environment.
Ever since the Nest broke this market wide open the competition has been heating up (pun intended) and prices are more competitive than ever.
I’ve collected some of the most popular smart thermostats here for a good looking-over. My best choices are at the very top and the ones I’m more lukewarm on are in no particular order.