Thermostats have come a long way.
It used to be that the only thing you did on a thermostat was change the temperature setting. Then programmable thermostats came along, allowing for more flexibility with pre-programmed settings and greater energy savings.
Now thermostats are full of additional features, ranging from controlling multiple zones to displaying the weather forecast.
Like every other piece of technology, they have become smarter.
And the Carrier Infinity Touch Control with Remote Services and the Nest Thermostat are two such smart thermostats. Although there are many other models available, these are two of the most popular (and for good reason.)
Which one takes the title as best smart thermostat? Read on to find out.
Carrier has a large roster of thermostats, but the Carrier Infinity Touch Control with Remote Services is their top-of-the-line option.
The bright, color touchscreen is easy to read and use. You can set up zones in your home, control your temperature and humidity and see your real-time energy use.
How it stacks up:
Carrier’s Infinity Touch Control with Remote Services has all the features you’d expect in a smart thermostat. However, it’s made to work best with other Carrier Infinity Series products, and it’s bigger than the Nest.
The Nest was built to solve a problem. You see, most people (89%, according to Nest) who have programmable thermostats don’t set their schedules. Therefore, they lose out on the energy (and money) savings these devices were created to achieve.
The Nest was built to “learn” your habits automatically. This is what sets it apart from other thermostats (along with its design).
As you make temperature adjustments, it remembers them and sets your schedule accordingly.
How it stacks up:
The Nest Thermostat delivers on its promise to make the programmable thermostat more user-friendly. If you are a homeowner looking for a simple way to reduce your energy bills, the Nest could be the answer.
For homeowners who want to get the most out of their Carrier Infinity air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps or air quality products, the Carrier Infinity Touch Control may be the better option.
The best smart thermostat will be different for different people, homes and budgets. Both the Nest and the Carrier Infinity Touch Control with Remote Services have pros and cons.
Want to know if the Nest Thermostat or Infinity Control will work in your home? Contact Coolray online today.