Smart thermostat spotlight! Find the right fit for your home

There’s a lot to love about smart thermostats. They save energy, keep your home comfortable, and you can control them from anywhere with a user-friendly app. So how do you know which to choose? Let’s compare the features of some popular options from Google Nest and ecobee.

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

google nest thermostatOne of the best things about the Learning Thermostat is it programs itself. Just install it, use it for a week and it will create a schedule by learning your temperature preferences and habits.

This thermostat does a great job of helping you manage and control your energy costs. There’s a leaf icon that lets you know when you’re at a temperature that’s saving energy, and it can also operate on batteries––a bonus if you’re in an area prone to power outages.

If you’re looking for a specific color to match your home, the Learning Thermostat is available in a variety of finishes, including stainless steel, polished steel, black, mirror black, white, brass or copper.


ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control

amazon ecobee thermostatThis ecobee has built-in Amazon Alexa so you can control it with your voice, right out of the box. Change the temperature, play music, call or message your family––all cool things that you wouldn’t normally expect from a thermostat.

The ecobee SmartThermostat also works with wireless room sensors that can adjust temperature automatically based on occupancy. There’s one included with the thermostat and you can always purchase more to place in different areas of the home.

This ecobee can also learn and adapt to your schedule to help you save energy and money.


Google Nest Thermostat E

google nest e thermostatIf price is your most important concern, the Google Nest Thermostat E is a good option that provides many of the same capabilities and automated functionality as the Google Nest Learning Thermostat, just in a more budget-friendly package. This model comes only in a white finish and has a slightly smaller screen, but it still packs an energy-saving punch at an affordable price.

Along with their built-in features, both Google Nest thermostats enable voice control when paired with the Google Home Hub.

So, which thermostat is right for you? It really comes down to your specific needs and preferences. Energy Trust offers a $100 coupon for any of the three models listed above. We also offer cash-back incentives for other smart thermostat models, including the Bryant Housewise Wi-Fi Thermostat and the Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat.

After you decide which thermostat you want, just remember to get your incentive and save.