Best smart thermostats in 2023: control your heating with ease and save money
Thinking of investing in a smart thermostat? Here are 5 of the best
With costs rising now is the perfect time to invest in a smart thermostat. These high-tech gadgets not only enable you to control your heating by using your smartphone or a voice assistant, but they can also help to reduce your heating bills. Read on for the low-down on five of our favourites… Looking for ways to stay cosy and warm? We've tested the best winter duvets, and have a guide to heated blankets and thermal blinds, as well as a round up of the most stylish draught excluders.
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Best smart thermostats to buy in 2023
Netatmo Smart Modulating Thermostat
Compatible with boilers that use the OpenTherm communication and control system, this stylish thermostat adapts your heating to your routine via a schedule, and you can control it remotely with the Home + Control app. For optimal savings and comfort, you can set up a schedule in the app based on your habits. It then adjusts the heating when you and your family leave the house, and ensures your home is warm when you all get back.
We love: The stylish design by Philippe Starck.
Honeywell T6R Wireless Smart Thermostat
This smart thermostat tracks your location and knows when you’re returning home, so your heating can be set to a comfortable temperature for when you arrive. The T6R is programmable, and you can choose settings to fit your lifestyle, including seven-day and single-day scheduling with up to six time settings per day, which you can adjust remotely if your plans change. It works with Apple HomeKit, Alexa and Google Home to keep you completely connected.
We love: The large touchscreen, which makes scheduling setting a breeze.
Tado° Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+
This wireless Tadoº model works with over 95% of heating systems and makes controlling your heating hassle-free. It comes with detailed step-by-step instructions if you want to install it yourself and the app is easy to use. It’s compatible with smart speakers too,
so you can control it with your voice and start heating your home only
when you need to – helping the
planet as well as your pocket.
We love: The Care & Protect feature, which alerts you to any faults. If the problem isn’t something you can tackle yourself, the app will help you to book a trusted professional.
Drayton Wiser Thermostat Kit 1
This smart multi-room heating system is controlled by an excellent smartphone app and is the ideal choice if you’re looking for different heat in different parts of your home. Wiser’s multi-zone option lets you create ‘heating zones’ in different rooms, each with its own schedule to follow (although you’ll need to invest in extra radiator thermostats, around £44.99 each, if you don’t already have them in place).
We love: The boost function, which allows you to turn up the heating in any room for 30 minutes to three hours – perfect for those chilly winter evenings
Google Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest smart thermostat from Google is not only super-stylish, it’s also packed with features. It can track your smartphone and use your location to turn the heating and hot water on or off. Nest recommends professional installation and the thermostat doesn’t offer zonal control, so you can’t adjust the heating in individual rooms.
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We love: Nest’s learning feature, which gets to know your heating routines and adjusts energy use automatically to make sure you only use what you need, helping to save you £££s.
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Lisa Hibberd is an experience freelance journalist specialising in interiors