I’ve been searching for a new thermostat for 3 weeks. The one that’s currently hanging in my house is super outdated. It’s a brass, dial thermostat that is very finicky to change. I hate that I can’t pick a specific temperature for my home and that it’s really difficult to read the thermostat in the daylight and in the dark. The only thing my old thermostat can do is turn on and off and change the temperature. This is what every thermostat is supposed to do, but I wanted something more modern. I considered getting a programmable thermostat, but when I began reading reviews for smart thermostats, I knew I wanted to purchase one. If I was going to replace the thermostat, I wanted it to be the best of the best.
There was no point in purchasing a cheaper thermostat, only to replace it in a few years anyway. Once I decided that I was going to install a smart thermostat, I began researching all the different ones available. There were so many to choose from, and the reviews were all over the place. Just when I thought I found the perfect smart thermostat, there would be two or three negative reviews that made me rethink myself. I’ve been speaking to different HVAC professionals about smart thermostats and taking their suggestions, but it’s still a difficult decision! I don’t want to spend a lot of money on something I’m not going to utilize. It’s been 3 weeks, but I’m hoping to decide on one sooner rather than later.