By now, everyone has at least one “smart” device in their home. While TVs are most common, one of the more convenient “smart” devices are smart thermostats, also known as “Smart ‘Stats”.
The Benefits of a Smart ‘Stat
These sleek wall mounts not only make your home look like it’s from the future, but they allow you to control the temperature of your home from wherever you are, with the use of your mobile phone, tablet or smart watch.
In addition to the ease of access, these devices are said to save you up to 26% on heating and cooling costs (when compared to a hold of 72°. Not to mention, efficient energy use is a plus for the environment. See the additional benefits of Smart ‘Stats in our previous blog post: “Should I Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat?“.
Which Smart ‘Stat Does Parthenon Recommend?
- Nest – The most well-known brand in smart thermostats is Nest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best. In fact, brand recognition can sometimes lead to overpriced products. And while Nest can be more costly, we’ve also found their displays (while sleek!) tend to be less user-friendly than our other options. And back to cost, if you have a heat pump system*, you’ll have to buy an accessories kit to accommodate the need for a common wire at the time of install. These additional parts are included with Ecobee.
- Ecobee – Parthenon Plumbing Heating & Cooling really likes the Ecobee systems for their intuitive user interface. Everything is easy and straight-forward, from the initial programming to simply turning up your heat. The device supports just about everything you would need it to as well, indoor/outdoor systems, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, smoke detectors and more. And to top it all off, we’ve found their customer service to be the best.
- Honeywell – Honeywell is a strong player in the Smart ‘Stat space. The devices tend to be a bit pricier than the others and don’t look quite as sleek, but they are relatively hassle-free when you are trying to make changes to your home’s temperature or connect them to your devices.
*How do I know if I have a heat pump system? If your home runs on gas, you likely have a gas-fired furnace, though not always. If there is no gas source, or the gas line was added after your home was built, you likely have a heat pump.
While Parthenon recommends Ecobee devices for their ease of use and price, we have all the leading brands available for purchase and install.
Schedule Today & Save $100 Off Your Smart Device!
From now until December 14, 2022, Parthenon is extending a special $100 off to customers (use promo code “SLEEK”) looking to upgrade their wall mount thermostat to a Smart Thermostat. Give is a call (615-298-2995) or fill out this form by clicking here to begin discussing your product options and Parthenon work with you on an appropriate time to come and install your new device.
Parthenon Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling has been installing smart thermostats in the greater Nashville area for years now. Whether you live in Nashville or any of the surrounding communities, we are ready and willing to help you upgrade your home with the latest smart thermostats, including Nest, Honeywell, and Ecobee. Give us a call today at (615) 298-2995 to schedule an appointment to install your smart thermostat!