When I first decided to invest in a smart thermostat, I decided to go for one of the cheaper HVAC brands.
- I thought the smart thermostat was amazing and it did save me a lot on my energy bills.
It didn’t have all the awesome features that many smart thermostats have like geofencing, unfortunately. I was actually thinking about going for a different smart thermostat but realized how ridiculous it would be to go for something else when I already had a nice thermostat. At least it seemed to be a nice thermostat until I was feeling extremely overheated one summer day. I remember for a brief moment, I was thinking the batteries died. Then it occurred to me that this thermostat was hooked up directly to a C wire and there was no need for batteries. The screen was dead and everything. I thought maybe the connection was bad. I ended up plugging in my old programmable thermostat and that worked just fine. I was able to get the A/C working again and for that I was grateful. I tried to actually get a refund for that thermostat, but they said I had too much use to get a refund. They apologized for the inconvenience and that was that. I ended up asking a friend about the more reputable HVAC brands for smart thermostats and I heard about a few of them. I ended up going for one of the HVAC brands that was the best, even though it was kind of pricey. It has all the best features though like geofencing, control of my new blinds, and voice control technology. It’s a wonderful thermostat and I have a good warranty on it if I have any issues.