Smart thermostats are especially handy for convenience and energy savings, but the best ones can get a little pricey. Today, though, our favorite from Ecobee, the fifth-gen SmartThermostat with voice control, is $208, down from a list price of $250 and the cheapest it’s been all year.
This model is currently our top pick for best smart thermostat. If you have ever considered upgrading to this technology, now is absolutely the time to buy.
It features a vivid screen and built-in Alexa, but you can use it with all kinds of smart home systems. It’s easy to set up and use, and allows you to set target temperatures depending on the time of day, so if you’re going to be out of the house you don’t waste energy. In addition, the thermostat can connect to SmartSensors (one is included) to detect motion and determine where you are in the house, so it can make sure you’re at a comfortable temperature even as you move from room to room.
On our review, we gave this Ecobee smart thermostat a glowing 4.5 stars out of 5, calling out its strong app and touchscreen interface and awesome sensor as reasons to buy, and calling it “our number-one pick in this category.”
[ Today’s deal: The fifth-gen SmartThermostat with voice control is $208, down from a list price of $250. ]