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Best smart thermostats that will help you save money

There’s nothing more exasperating than wasting money on high energy bills, are we right?

The best smart thermostats will learn your home routines to save energy and, ultimately, money. It will learn when you go to sleep and when you leave in the morning, automatically dropping the temperature to suit.

But you can also control them from your phone or computer as well as with your voice, giving you greater flexibility.

Some smart thermostats even offer zonal control, so you can adjust the temperature for different rooms to suit your needs on any given day, and ensure you don’t waste energy.

Not only is it good for your pocket, saving energy is also good for the planet. We’ve rounded up the best smart thermostats below so you can get better control of your heating – and your bill costs.

Best smart thermostats

1. Google Nest Learning Thermostat

If you’re particularly house proud you’ll love this sleek and stylish smart thermostat.

But it’s not just a looker; the Google Nest thermostat learns the temperature you like and then programmes itself; it knows how long it takes to heat your home so that you’re comfortable when you get there. When you leave, it turns itself down so that you save energy.

What’s more, with the Nest app, you can change temperature, check energy history, and get an alert if your home gets too cold – all from your phone.

Price: £174.99, Amazon – buy here now

2. Hive Active Heating Thermostat

The perfect pairing for Amazon Alexa, this nifty smart thermostat offers a host of clever benefits.

Not only can you easily control the temperature of your home from your phone or laptop, but you can also keep track of how you’re using your heating through the temperature graphs on the Hive app.

The Hive works with any energy supplier and your existing heating system; the hub plugs into your broadband router so you can control the thermostat remotely so you never have to waste energy again. Do note that it needs to be installed by a professional.

Price: £149.99, Amazon – buy here now

3. Netatmo Smart Thermostat

It takes less than an hour to install the Netatmo smart thermostat and then you’re compatible with most types of boiler as well as with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Control it from your smartphone, tablet or computer, and your voice. If you’re out, you can make sure the heating is on before you leave so it’s nice and toasty at home. Alternatively, you can also control your thermostat manually once you get home.

You’ll answer five questions about your routine to create a heating schedule that suits your lifestyle, heating your home to just the right temperature and only when needed to ensure you save money and don’t waste energy.

Price: £119.99, Amazon – buy here now

4. Tado° Smart Thermostat Starter Kit V3+

Reduce your energy consumption, save money and control your heating remotely with the tado app.

Super-intuitive,  tado° has geofencing, which notifies you if a window has been opened and when everyone has left the house, so you can adjust accordingly from your phone.

It also has a ‘smart schedule’ for zonal heating, meaning you can set individual schedules for each room. You can also check your energy savings and heating activity on the app. Clever, huh?

Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant.

Price: £127.99, Amazon – buy here now

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5. Drayton Wiser Multi-Zone Smart Thermostat and 2 Smart Radiator Thermostat Kit

Take control of your heating on a room-by-room basis thanks to the smart radiator thermostat.

The Wiser Heat app allows you to control your heating from anywhere in the world on your smartphone. The zonal heating feature allows for ultimate comfort, convenience and energy savings.

You can also control the heating with your voice as it’s fully compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Price: £174.05, Amazon – buy here now

6. Honeywell Home T6 Smart Thermostat

Easy-to-use and easy-to-read, the large backlit touch screen makes scheduling your heating easy at home.

Of course, you can also control your heating from the Honeywell Home app, and it’s fully compatible with Apple Homekit, Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT.

Geofencing capability uses your smartphone location to determine when you’re home or away, so you can save energy and ensure your home’s super-comfortable when you get in.

Price: £135.80, Amazon – buy here now

7. Google Nest Thermostat E

Easy to set up and install yourself, the Nest Thermostat E can help you save energy straight away. You can change the temperature from anywhere as well as being able to use your voice to control it too.

It will turn itself down after you’ve left and ensure you’re saving money and energy at the same time.

Price: £165, John Lewis – buy here now

8. MOES Smart Thermostat WiFi Temperature Controller Smart Life

Want a smart thermostat but on a budget? This is the ideal solution.

Convenient and energy-saving, it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home so you can control it with your voice. You can also remotely control your heating system by your smartphone wherever you are.

Programmed schedules also guarantee a cosy, snug home all from your phone.

Price: £34.99, Amazon – buy here now

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