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What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?

26 Answers

Answered by Midland Gas Ltd

19th January 2020

Midland Gas Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

At Midland Gas Ltd we are nest and tado approved installers and think both are great devises, with the IOT ( internet of things ) these can also be integrated with other smart home appliances like Alexa, Apple HomeKit etc We have installed over 50 smart heating controls over the past 12 months and have been given excellent feedback from customers who decided to go down the Smart Route

Answered by SAFGas Ltd

18th January 2020

SAFGas Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

As I have 13 radiators on the 1st zone with a room thermostat, 2 Under Floor Heating circuits on overlay on the 2nd zone with a room thermostat & 3 UFH circuits in screed on the 3rd zone with 3 thermostats, I am limited a little as to the controls I can have & I strongly believe this is true of every household. The controls have to suit the system & also the person living there..... No point putting a smart controller in a house where they don't have WiFi or any experience with technology for example, they just won't understand how to use it & will always have problems!! I have installed lots of smart controllers over the years & they are all the same in my opinion in respect that they work over the internet but so different in operation. The Nest learning thermostat does wot it says with all the sensors in it for heat, light, movement etc it learns when you are in or not as well as having GPS capabilities so is probably the best 'smart' thinking thermostat & also has open therm capabilities. Atag One Controller & Honeywell T6 Lyric have Open Therm too for example. Then there are simple on/off controllers like Netatmo, Tado or Hive for example. I have a Heat Miser system in my house & it does wot we need it to do on a combi boiler. Smart thermostat really means they can work on the internet & can be controlled off a phone or with an Alexa, Google Home or IFTTT for example not that it is actually smart.....

Answered by Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer

11th January 2020

Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Among the great choices on offer in the smart thermostat world there are a few that stand out. Nest, Honeywell T6, Tado are all very good offerings and are my preferred to install. They have the best technology in the smart thermostat world to enable your boiler to attempt to heat your house more efficiently.

Answered by M Train Plumbing, Heating & Renewables Ltd

6th January 2020

M Train Plumbing, Heating & Renewables Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

I’ve installed several nest units and have had little problems with them. I currently use Tado° in my own house and that works perfectly. My parents have a WB boiler so use WB own smart thermostat.

Answered by Brian Duncan Plumbing & Heating Ltd

31st December 2019

Brian Duncan Plumbing & Heating Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

I would recommend the Neat as I have fitted numerous units without any call back and the customers find them easy to use I have also had one on my heating system and found it did make savings on gas consumption

Answered by Pages Plumbers LTD

31st December 2019

Pages Plumbers LTD answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Personally I’d recommend Nest, wired through OpenTherm makes it a class VI thermostat with savings of around 4% on consumption alone. That being said, The easiest Smart Thermostat to install and use is probably Hive, as it has a standardised backplate and the easiest to retrofit to an existing boiler.

Answered by Lakins Heating and Plumbing

1st December 2019

Lakins Heating and Plumbing answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

There’s a magnificent choice of smart thermostats to connect to your heating nowadays, the most popular being Hive and Nest. Having installed a plethora of these manufacturers, both offer a fantastic back up service if things don’t go to plan. In my experience I’ve found the Nest to be the most user friendly, easiest to use and most reliable. To the point that I have a Nest in my own property, connected to cameras, video doorbell and smoke alarms.

Answered by Concannon Heating Services

22nd November 2019

Concannon Heating Services answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Nest are probably the best thermostat on the market at the moment (tado shouldn’t be ruled out) but my go to choice for customers are the EPH controls. EPH have been developing their products so they are user friendly and are kept at a great price. When pricing our jobs we do a price with EPH and give an option to upgrade. This way the customer really gets to choose

Answered by South Yorkshire Heating

13th November 2019

South Yorkshire Heating answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

For build quality and options it’s really good. Everyone would be impressed and pleased with this one. Honeywell T6 is easier to use but does not have the wow factor of the Nest. The other options are the Honeywell single thermostat which is just mounted on the wall and simple to use though your phone. The Hive is a simple thermostat is nice in that it can be free standing.

Answered by Plumb Gas & Heat

2nd November 2019

Plumb Gas & Heat answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

We at Plumb Gas And Heat Ltd believe the Worcester Easy Smart Control is the the best Phone App operated control. As it has features to add on worcester's own smart Thermostatic Radiator Values and control them from there smart App control, and if you fit it the same time with any Worcester boiler you will get the length of the boiler guarantee on the smart control as well. So it's a win win situation.

Answered by J Smith & Sons Chingford Ltd

26th October 2019

J Smith & Sons Chingford Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Here at j smith and sons feel the nest is probably the best smart control on the market especially with its many features and ease of control. But when we fit Worcester’s we have moved to there easy control system which can now control thermostatic valves individually which I feel is a good feature

Answered by John Rutherford Plumbing & Heating Services

26th October 2019

John Rutherford Plumbing & Heating Services answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

my personal preference is the nest 3rd generation stat which is ideal for all age groups due to its capabilities to program itself & is suitable for combi & non combi systems, it's also a big hit with the elderly customers where they are used to the old dial stats & friends & relatives can use the app on there behalf if required it's a win win all round.

Answered by Stroud Boilerworks

21st October 2019

Stroud Boilerworks answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

I recommend the Drayton Wiser smart thermostat for customers who want an easy to use comprehensive unit with an intuitive app. It is a good looking unit with a controller which would replace your existing programmer/timer and wireless room thermostats so doesn't need a great deal of rewiring. It is easily upgradeable with app controlled trv's to specifically control individual rooms and smart plugs to control electrical appliances around the house. It's also one of the cheaper units especially if your house has 2 separate heating zones. They are British built and as a Wiser approved installer I can offer a 5yr guarantee.

Answered by Anglian Plumbers

16th October 2019

Anglian Plumbers answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Honeywell lyric t6, its smart easy to use and easy to set up and it does what it says on the tin, its available as a wired version to replace an existing stat or rf version that you can place anywhere. I had a nest and had no end of issues with it, and when I connected it to Alexa it totally gave up and refused to communicate with anything.

Answered by Impact Heating Solutions

14th October 2019

Impact Heating Solutions answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Personally I would pick the Nest thermostat. It is easy for the user to set up and use. The green leaf feature shows when the users are saving energy. There is a sleek look to the nest as well which is pleasing to the eye. When set up correctly on certain boilers the nest can make a central heating system super efficient.

Answered by BSL Plumbing & Heating

11th October 2019

BSL Plumbing & Heating answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

For me the Nest thermostat wins this one. It’s easy for the customer to manage & program there own settings without the need for a full day’s training on how to heat your house. Couple it with Alexa etc and you have a pretty neat selling gimmick that customers seem to enjoy as well as it’s speak design it wins hands down

Answered by DRB Gas Services

10th October 2019

DRB Gas Services answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

At DRB Gas Services I fit Tado smart thermometers and Trv,S. I have one fitted at home and can see the savings over the years its been installed. All my customers have noticed the reduction in fuel costs since fitted. The ability to control from your phone, via Google & Apple makes it very versatile & easy for all ages.

Answered by Henry’s Heating

8th October 2019

Henry’s Heating answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

The best smart thermostat currently is the Nest. Not only does it look and feel quality but the app & thermostat are easy to use. It is has Open Therm which helps improve efficiency and works brilliantly with certain boilers (Baxi 600).Allowing you to control not only the heating but also water temperatures through the Nest. If that’s not enough it also has the learning function to better understand your homes requirements making it a more comfortable place to be.

Answered by D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing

3rd October 2019

D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

We supply and fit Nest thermostats as the premium product, the speak design and easy to use functions make it a winner with all our customers. It has better functions than other similar products in the same price range. Nest thermostats also come in various colours. They can be fitted in place of your existing thermostat or wired into a plug.

Answered by JOHN DEAN PLUMBING

3rd October 2019

JOHN DEAN PLUMBING answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Nest is the market leader and my favourite. They are easy to install, customer friendly and the app is easy to navigate. Customers rave about how easy it is to use and that keeps me installing them. I’ve not had a bad experience with them at all. Their technical back up and support is also very good.

Answered by Heatwize plumbing and heating

27th September 2019

Heatwize plumbing and heating answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

NEST thermostat is currently our preferred smart stat. It looks modern, is easy to use and learns to work to suit your needs. We install many thermostats and nest appears to be the most popular. It receives positive feed for its reliability and its simplicity. We have no hesitation in recommending this to our customers.

Answered by Pavlou Plumbers

25th September 2019

Pavlou Plumbers answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Nest is definitely the most simple to use heating controler. If your boiler has OpenTherm technology then the Nest controls will be the most effecient heating control. Unfortunately Worcester boilers do not support OpenTherm technology. In order to get the most out of your Worcester boiler effeciency wise, you must fit Worcester controls. The bad news for Worcester boiler owners is that the Worcester controls are more expensive and not as easy to use as the Nest.

Answered by Masterheat Boiler Installations

21st September 2019

Masterheat Boiler Installations answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Nest for premium looks and ease of use. Honeywell T6 for system efficiency. Nest for premium looks and ease of use. Honeywell T6 for system efficiency. Nest for premium looks and ease of use. Honeywell T6 for system efficiency. Nest for premium looks and ease of use. Honeywell T6 for system efficiency.

Answered by Gas-It Heating Ltd

20th September 2019

Gas-It Heating Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

I really like Drayton wiser thermostats. They have the option of controlling 2 heating zones, hot water and with the additional plugs, electrical appliances. Pretty easy to install and use and once installed, can be controlled from your phone. Pretty awesome if you ask me. Please contact Gas-It Heating Ltd if you have any further questions

Answered by S Banks Plumbing Heating & Eco Energies Ltd

20th September 2019

S Banks Plumbing Heating & Eco Energies Ltd answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

Here at S Banks Plumbing Heating & Eco Energies Ltd is the Vaillant VRC700 smart app with the Vaillant Ambiscence. Combining room to room programming and temperature control and weather compensation. All in all this is major energy efficient and with the added app on your phone to track what everything is doing and change on the run is brilliant. No better controls on the market.

Answered by Louis Gas & Heating LTD

19th September 2019

Louis Gas & Heating LTD answered the question "What is the best smart thermostat in 2020?"

We believe at Louis Gas & heating that the nest 3rd generation learning thermostat is the best smart thermostat on the market. Easy to install on all boilers and a great quality and feel of the product you know that it's well made. Also the thermostat is very aesthetically appealing. With smart features and easy to use app and the option to add smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and home security we highly recommend the nest thermostat.

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