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Find the right smart thermostat for your home

Thermostat Updated: July 28, 2021

Installing a smart thermostat can help you reduce energy costs and keep your home comfortable year-round.

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 one to choose? Let’s compare the features of some popular options from Google Nest and ecobee. Once you decide, use our special offer to get any of these great options for just $25.

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Learns your preferences and programs itself
MSRP: $249

One of the best things about the Nest Learning Thermostat is that 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 even a leaf icon that lets you know when you’re at a temperature that’s saving energy.

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 Enhanced

Features built-in sensor technology
MSRP: $189.99

The ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced model maintains your home’s comfort by learning temperature preferences and providing accurate adjustments through advanced occupancy sensors.

Other feature highlights for this model include keeping you up to date on external weather information, smart device remote capabilities and system notifications for things like sudden temperature changes or when it’s time to change your air filter.

The ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced also integrates seamlessly with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, SmartThings and IFTT.

ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium

Includes voice control and air qualify monitoring
MSRP: $249.99

With a slightly higher price point and featuring all the bells and whistles of its enhanced cousin, the ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium provides additional features like air quality monitoring technology that alerts you to poor air quality and then lays out simple steps on how to improve it.

Seamlessly integrating into most smart home systems, this model also contains a built-in speaker and microphone so you can adjust your comfort levels with either Siri or Alexa by speaking directly to the device.

Additionally, both ecobee models may be eligible for utility rebates.

Google Nest Thermostat

Low cost, easy to set up
MSRP: $129.99

If price is a concern, the Google Nest Thermostat is a good option that provides many of the same features as the Learning Thermostat, but in a more budget-friendly package. It doesn’t program itself, but it does make it easy to set up an energy-saving schedule, and then adjusts automatically so you don’t waste energy when you’re away. It’s also available in different colors.

Along with their built-in features, both Nest thermostats enable voice control when paired with the Google Home Hub, and Nest offers room sensors that work with the Nest Learning Thermostat. So, which thermostat is right for you? It really comes down to your specific needs and preferences. Energy Trust of Oregon provides cash-back incentives to Washington residents for the three models listed above as well as other smart thermostat models, including the Bryant Housewise Wi-Fi and the Carrier Cor Wi-Fi.

After you decide which smart thermostat is right for you, order for just $25 using our limited-time offer. Learn how to install your smart thermostat along with other DIY tips at the Energy Trust Blog.