Advanced Smart Thermostat Buyer's Guide

ecobee Advanced Smart Thermostat
Reduce your energy use.

According to the Department of Energy, properly programmed thermostats can save the average U.S. homeowner up to $180 per year on heating and cooling costs. Using an advanced smart thermostat makes saving energy simple and convenient – control your energy use from your smartphone, wherever you are.

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Advanced smart thermostats can help you reduce your energy consumption, which will lower your energy costs as well as decrease your environmental impact. How much can you save? According to the Department of Energy, when programmed properly, you can reduce your energy bills from 5-15% per year by using a set back method (programming your thermostat to change the temperature setting automatically during set times like at night or during the work day). ENERGY STAR® estimates you could see as much as $180 in savings per year on your energy bills, depending on your thermostat. 

Plus, advanced smart thermostats like the ecobee Smart Thermostat can learn your schedule to automate your energy savings. This "learning" feature sets these advanced smart thermostats apart from traditional models and helps you maximize your energy savings.

Operate with ease.

You can control your advanced smart thermostat on-the-go from a variety of devices, like your smartphone or tablet. Setting your temperature becomes as easy as opening an app or for some of the latest models, using voice-control. If you prefer to automate your home, you can simply program the temperature once and let the thermostat take over from there.

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Honeywell T5

Most new advanced smart thermostats offer touchscreen displays, which many homeowners find more attractive, modern and easier to use than the buttons and levels of older thermostat models. Buttons and dials can be difficult to see in the dark and lead to imprecise temperature settings. Touchscreen displays allow you to quickly choose and set an exact temperature. If you want to ditch manual operation all together, get voice control with ecobee Smart Thermostat, which now comes with Amazon Alexa Voice Service, or use Google Assistant on the Google Home. 

Help keep your heating/cooling systems safe.

Many new thermostats provide useful information about your HVAC system, such as the status of your filter or an alert about problems with the system. These insights enable you to take immediate corrective actions that can help avoid problems before they happen and may save you money by ensuring your system is running as efficiently as possible.

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Advanced smart thermostats like ecobee have the ability to set alerts to notify you with a message or an online dashboard when there is a problem with your heating or cooling equipment, and if your home is getting too hot or too cold as a result. They can also send you automatic service reminders, like to change an air filter, to help you properly maintain your equipment and avoid future problems.

Installation has never been simpler.

The next step in fitting your home with a new thermostat involves figuring out whether your heating and cooling system(s) are compatible. Many device manufacturers have an easy way to check your compatibility before you purchase.

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First, remove the cover from your current thermostat and make a list or take a picture of the different colored wires.

Second, open up one or more of the following links to check compatibility:

  • ecobee compatibility
  • Emerson Sensi compatibility
  • LUX GEO compatibility
  • LUX KONO compatibility
  • Honeywell compatibility
  • Selecting the Right Thermostat

    Step #1: Ready to upgrade your thermostat?

    Now it's time to figure out which device is best for your home. There are a number of factors to consider when comparing devices and manufacturers so take a look at the side-by-side comparison of recommended models and refer to the product feature descriptions below.

    Sale Price After Rebate Built-in Voice Control Communication Capabilities Learns Over Time ENERGY Usage Report Comes with Remote Sensors Maintenance Alerts / Reminders Access to Installation Services C-wire Not Required (or c-wire kit is included)
    ecobee Smart Thermostat $149 Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon
    ecobee3 lite $69 Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon
    Honeywell Lyric T5+ Thermostat $49 Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon
    Honeywell Wi-Fi Color Touchscreen $99 Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon
    Emerson Sensi Touch $69 Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon
    Emerson Sensi Classic $29 Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon Icon

    Step #2: Shop the Advanced Smart Thermostat Collection from Entergy Solutions Marketplace.

    Once you've learned about some of the different advanced smart thermostats offered on Entergy Solutions Marketplace, and have decided which advanced smart thermostat will best help you manage your home's heating and cooling system, all that’s left is to claim your instant rebate.