GUIDE AND COMPARATIVE CONNECTED THERMOSTATS

If our homes are connected, why not our thermostats? Do not be deceived in this area; the connected thermostats have a real advantage to offer in relation to their traditional cousins. Ease of installation and use, easy management, energy savings… These points are that long term; a connected thermostat effectively pays its acquisition cost. Does it interest you?

The main function of connected objects has always been to improve our quality of life and ensure better comfort.

Like the conventional thermostat, connected thermostats exist in multiple models.

Difficult to choose? We understand you. And that’s why writing offers this shopping guide and comparison thermostats connected depending on the brand, connectors, learning preferences, period, geolocation, easy installation, compatibility heaters and smartphones, some features, price, and availability. A comprehensive list to help you to equip you better! Here are the best programmable thermostat.

Sentry

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As its name suggests, Sentry is a true sentinel of your home. This is made possible by the many faculties which it is capable, making it as close to home automation box connected the thermostat. Indeed, it also offers to keep an eye on all of your homes via numerous accessories: night vision camera, microphone, speaker, motion sensors, accelerometer, sensors light, humidity or air quality and offers even control the locks on your doors. In short, one of the most comprehensive offerings in this area.

Price: 271 euros

Strengths  : comprehensive offer , numerous compatible sensors.

Weaknesses: deterrent price.

Netatmo

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This has a remote control. Your smartphone is the remote control of connected thermostat Netatmo. It allows a real intelligent programming by taking into account the insulation of your home and outside temperature. In addition to a stylish design and a large choice of colors, the Netatmo allows you to save up to 37% on your heating bills. Its dedicated application is compatible with systems iOS, Android and Windows. Also, it is compatible with both gas boilers, those with more effective fuel than wood.

Price: 149 euros

Strengths: Smart Programming, energy saving and compatibility with iOS, Android, and Windows.

Cons: It does not connect to home automation.

Norm

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If you make sure our comparison chart, it is true that you will find more affordable devices that € 73 Norm, but it’s more of accessories (tools to fix the thermal valve) as complete connected thermostats. From this point of view, this is the Norm which carries the price of the thermostat connected cheaper.

The connected thermostat quirky is not less effective so far. Presented in the form of a square box of side 7cm, Norm is a discreet mechanism that allows you to remotely control your thermostat, set the schedule of your choice or to turn on or off depending on your close to home, through a mechanism of GPS tracking. Everything is controlled via the application Wink, dedicated to the control of connected devices in your home.

Price: 73 euros

Strengths:  Very affordable price, easy to use, Wink implementation.

Cons:  Requires more additional sensors to function optimally (Quirly + GE Aros Wink or Relay).

New: Qivivo

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Crowing! € 149.90 and a smart thermostat. The new Quivio thermostat has a LED low consumption completely touch screen. With heating indicator, the thermostat also comes with several sensors: measuring range, sensitivity, temperature setting and a large field presence and humidity sensor. Like the previous model, it allows multi-user remote control, geolocation, up to 10-time programs: all of which can be installed in just 15 minutes. You can connect two different ways: by connecting the gateway to the internet box by supply USB DC 5V 200mA and Ethernet RJ45 port or connection long-range wireless between Qivivo Thermostat, the gateway, and the wireless module. The application is available on Android and iOS. To fully benefit from learning and adaptability, you must subscribe to the Comfort subscription 2.99 € / month (no commitment).

Namely, Qivivo product is a French 100% compatible with many heating systems (electric, gas, oil, wood, heat pump).

Price: 149.90 euros with the connected service included

Connected and smart thermostat: Nest Thermostat Google review

nestThe last few weeks (although some products have existed for several years) to the ad and marketing, new room thermostats connected or so-called “smart” connected to your heating system to achieve energy savings come and be launched on several multimedia. “Connected thermostat Dolcevita,” the “Nest” thermostat Google, or the “Netatmo” thermostat are the name for one of the best programmable thermostat. These thermostats are moreover eligible for Tax Credit for Energy Transition 30% ( ISCED ) and the premium “energy savings” ( EEC ).

Can they fit any heating system (gas, oil, heat pump, electric heater, etc.) and save you up to 30% of your energy bill as their designers promise? Discover all currently existing solutions.

Nest Thermostat Google review

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According to the manufacturer, the “Nest Learning Thermostat” allows users to reduce from 13 to 31% of their energy bills, depending on housing characteristics, climate and features utilized.

It learns automatically habits of occupants and creates a customized program that takes into account the inertia of the building and the indoor and outdoor temperature (connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, it takes into consideration the weather to better understand and anticipate this will affect the housing temperature). At least once a day, it sends information to servers Nest on the habits and wishes of the occupants of the house and the house itself. It harvests data, on the one hand, thanks to its embedded sensors: presence detection, ambient temperature, humidity. It records the other wishes of occupants who schedule a temperature X for the morning, Y for the evening, etc. By crossing such external weather data, Nest servers can predict the behavior of the house: this morning at 7 am, it will work as a temperature, with a north wind at such speed, but strong sunlight.

It is based initially on the initial programming that will improve over time, taking into account the ongoing change program habits (each time you change the position of the wheel in stainless steel) and the effective presence of occupants in the house thanks to its proximity detector. It adjusts to your preferred temperature for sleep and starts at the time you wake up to your departure to work where it fits again, without any programming! Even if your schedules are constantly changing, constantly Nest learns as it is equipped with a motion detector: when it detects an event it starts as it has learned from you (to the manner of electric heaters Atlantic intelligent control ).

This unit can also lower the temperature of itself if detected absence. The motion detector covers a 150-degree angle, so once a person is detected in the slot, Nest knows and activates accordingly.

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Finally, this thermostat remote is controlled by a phone, tablet or computer, and provides users with information about their consumption. Even if you are not at home and want to check how the machine behaves with the application for Apple mobile devices and Android and the online platform, you can access the remote thermostat.

Finally, the Nest thermostat allows for real energy savings: 30% annual energy savings for a detached house of 125m² in Lille, 28% for an adjoining house of 106m² in Lyon, a 29% Parisian apartment of 72m².

Google’s Nest thermostat can survive to an old wired thermostat: in this case, it will be self-powered by reusing existing 2 sons).

Main features of the Nest

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  • Auto-programming: more complicated programming; the thermostat recognizes your preferences and the heating program automatically.
  • Auto-Away: the thermostat automatically reduces the temperature to save energy while you are away and do not heat an empty house.
  • Remote command: it is possible to change the temperature, adjust your program and view the history of your energy consumption from your mobile, tablet or laptop.
  • Energy History: It is possible to check the hours of heating activation and the impact on your consumption of your settings, weather conditions, and Auto-Away feature.
  • Anticipation: heating is triggered exactly when it takes to reach the temperature you want when you want.
  • Function “sunshade”: This feature compensates for the increase in temperature detected if the thermostat is exposed from time to time in the sun.
  • Nest Leaf: A leaf appears when you choose a temperature efficient energy, and thus guides you in the right direction and shows you whether you save energy.