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Better alternatives to Nest

zvalve Member Posts: 83
edited October 2022 in THE MAIN WALL
I have a rental unit in my house and thought a smart thermostat would be a good option since I don’t have to put an intimidating lock box around the thermostat. I can get a Wi-Fi thermostat at substantial savings from National Grid LI NY. I have a gas fired boiler with hydronic heating two zones, one for the rental unit. Are there better alternatives to a Nest? What does the community think?


  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,382
    I like and have had good luck with Ecobee. Easy to install and understand.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,915
    Prity much everything is better than NEST!

    Honeywell makes controls that you can set high / low limits and are WiFi
  • Tom_133
    Tom_133 Member Posts: 889
    Im hearing good things about WYZE, they are trying to be an affordable option to replace ring door bells and nests. Havent used them myself, but have customers who have
    Montpelier Vt
  • Don_175
    Don_175 Member Posts: 130
    Love our Ecobee. Very customizable but also easy to use.