Top 10 Thermostats with remote sensor- Reviews (2019)

There was a time when homeowners always used to have a headache of hooking up the thermostat to the desired temperature. To save both of the energy costs and house’s comfortable temper, that was a part of their day to day chores.

But long gone are those days! Today is the reign of technology and it has entered right into your house. We’re talking about smart thermostats and that’s what this article is all about.

So, you have heard about smart thermostats lately. But how much are you aware of the “actual” difference of a regular thermostat, programmable thermostat, and a smart thermostat? And what about the thermostats with the remote sensor?

Well, we will break down for you.

Regular Thermostat Vs Smart Thermostat- The Differences

There are a couple of features that create the difference between a smart thermostat, a regular thermostat, and a programmable thermostat.

  1. With a Regular Thermostat, you can use it as a control panel from where the entire air conditioning system of the home can be controlled.
  2. A Programmable Thermostat can be the kit which can intake heating or cooling schedule in advance and will change temperatures of the home accordingly.
  3. The best of them all, The Smart Thermostat is the kit which can adjust the room temperature on their own. Through this device, you will also have control over your smartphone where you can control the operation of the thermostat quite easily.

Remote Sensor Thermostat Vs. Remote Control Thermostat- The Differences

We will be talking about Remote sensor thermostats in this article. But don’t get confused with a Remote sensor thermostat and a Remote-control thermostat.

However, we want you to have a clear idea before we start reviewing the products. Therefore, here is the basic discussion-

  1. A Remote Control ThermostatIt’s a thermostat which is connected to Wifi internet and you as a user, can connect, and control it through a website or a mobile app.
  2. Remote Sensor ThermostatBased on the information, the sensor of a thermostat receives, it takes decisions of adjusting the heating/cooling, and that’s what we call remote sensor thermostat.

Editor’s Choice –

1. Ecobee4 thermostat with Remote Sensors

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

Ecobee4 is basically the upgraded version of the massively popular Ecobee4, with a few upgrades based on popular demands. In terms of the sensors and functionality, Ecobee4 had been made unique and spectacular, and that’s the best part that we loved about this smart thermostat.

It has a handful of features that we’d love to talk about. Here we go-

Product Overview

When positioning the 10 best thermostats with remote sensor in an order of value, it is difficult to overlook Ecobee4. The multifunctional nature makes the device seamless to use. There are features listed as follows.

The Ecobee4 gadget offers some great ease of use too. Your Ecobee4 can pick up location information from your Android or IOS enabled phone device. This geofencing application will be used to manage other appliances in the home; like activating or deactivation air filtration, boilers, and heating systems.

The thermostat has a feature that designs a schedule for you. The preferences used can be temperature imbalance. The regulatory property of the thermostat will adjust as necessary.

Users of this product will find this easy to install a gadget to be cost-effective to use.

The Ecobee4 reviews come with some cons.

It requires a common wire. This means you will have to spend extra money just to get the HVAC technician to set up. More so, the quality of the audio from the voice control feature of Ecobee4 is not the best amongst other gadgets.

Read More: “Ecobee 4 Review”

Pros

  • Alexa voice service.
  • Smart energy management and temperature regulation.
  • Keypad locks with a remote room sensor.
  • Automated scheduling.
  • Super connectivity with a large group of other associated gadgets.
  • Geofencing.

Cons

  • Voice control audio isn’t at its best.

2. Lux Products GEO-WH Wi-Fi Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

Our second best award goes to this spectacular release of the thermostat with remote sensor from Lux Products. There are quite a few features that we loved. But the best among them is the geofencing inclusion. It basically helps your thermostat to track whether you want to use the indoor or outdoor mood of cooling/heating. And the best part of this feature is, the Lux Products GEO-WH Thermostat has a high level of accuracy when it comes to functionality.

Product Overview

The programmable LUX/GEO smart thermostat comes with a monochrome (dark or white) display. LUX/GEO thermostat is more affordable but without trendy designs. An upgrade comes easily with a better choice of LUX/GEO smart thermostat. The indoor regulator is rugged and durable. It is compatible with two-stage heating and dual-stage cooling frameworks. The features include the following.

The geofencing feature allows the user to set the thermostat on ‘away’ and ‘home’ modes. Thus, giving you the freedom to automatically set the temperature when you leave and return home. If you will be away from home for a longer period, you can also use the geofencing radius feature to alternate your set modes. This is done by using the app to monitor the way your thermostat works remotely.

To set up the LUX/GEO thermostat, follow these basic tips.

The gadget can be mounted horizontally or vertically by hooking the base plate on the wall. Connect with the terminals of your HVAC system as instructed. When this has been firmly installed, download the app from Google App store or IOS App Store onto your smartphone. This will become your interface mechanism for remote access to LUX/GEO thermostat. Official Information.

Its installation process is not seamless. It requires time to initiate connectivity via the wireless form.

Pros

  • Keypad locks.
  • Geofencing.
  • Quick to install and sync.
  • No use for common wire function.

Cons

  • Requires time to initiate connectivity.

3. Nest Learning 3rd Generation Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

Of course, you have to get the visual look of the thermostat whenever you’re controlling it. The best thing about Nest Learning Thermostat is, the way it has enabled this look. The feature is called farsight, and it enables you to see the temperature, time or other weather information from a distance. Also, you can choose to see between an analog or digital clock. Overall, that’s the first impression that it brings on.

Let’s have a closer look at the features of this smart thermostat-

Product OverviewNest Learning Thermostat has a seamless installation process with a beautiful design. It has a lot of functions and it is highly interactive. The programmable features include the following highlights-

With the number of features and the thermostat’s compatibility, it is unlikely that there will be frequent maintenance or troubleshooting issues when you finally install this gadget.

Nest Thermostat is intelligent. It develops a schedule that depends on a studied assumption of your usage. The preferences of your household will be stored and customized to align with the choices of weather during the first week after installation.

The simplistic design makes this thermostat to be one of the most seamless while using wireless connectivity. It allows you to interplay with menu list items and adjusts temperature with the control buttons.

Also, the compatibility of this thermostat with the remote sensor is easy to collaborate with Amazon Alexa, Google Home or any other popular smart home schemes.

Read More:Nest Learning 3rd Generation Thermostat review

Pros

  • Automatic scheduling
  • Geofencing
  • The thermostat can run on multiple power stages
  • Compatible with multiple cooling and heating levels
  • There is no need for common wire set up
  • In-built free task automation service (IFTTT)
  • 3 SENSOR (motion, humidity, and weather)
  • Home automation platforms (Alexa, Google home, etc)

Cons

  • The price seems to be a little higher than expected.

4. Honeywell Lyric T5

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

The expectation when you bring something like Honeywell Lyric T5 home is really high. One of the expectations is the smooth voice control. And in terms of this feature, Honeywell Lyric T5 is a 10-on-10. It works smoothly with the Amazon Alexa voice commands, and also with the Apple Homekit. The way it can process and execute voice commands is really appreciable. And that’s what we liked most about this thermostat with remote sensor by Honeywell.

There are another handful of features that we would like to explain to you. Here we go-

Product Overview

This gadget is programmable and allows the user to run the heating or cooling cycles at a set rate, per hour. You can then conserve energy with this function.

The difference is that the Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat is a thin version of the Honeywell Lyric Round. More so, Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat doesn’t possess similar motion and humidity sensors like the Lyric Round. Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat enjoys some technical support that is appreciable when compared to most brands. There are features are listed as follows.

It will make sure that you’re updated to the temperature condition of your home. It will send push notifications right on your cell phone as the temperature of any room crosses the extreme limit.

Also, it’s smart enough to adapt to recover from the imperfect temperature in any of the rooms. Based on the condition and temperature of any room, it will change the temperature by itself. And like we said, in case of emergency situations, it will let you know about it.

While setting up Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat, it takes longer to install than the other thermostats. You can spend up to an hour period as for the initial setup.

Pros

  • Geofencing
  • Auto-scheduling
  • Updated savings information function (as an energy management tool)
  • Multi-level cooling and heating control
  • Keypad locks and in-built free task automation service (IFTTT)
  • In-app sensor features

Cons

  • The setup process is longer than what’s expected.

5. Honeywell Wi-Fi TH9320WF5003 Smart Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart is a package of everything that a smart thermostat with remote sensor should have. But what we liked most is one tiny feature of this thermostat.

The color scheme of remote sensor enables Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat is accustomable with the interior of the house. What it means is, you can customize the screen color to have a match with the interior decoration or the color scheme of the house. Very few of today’s smart thermostats provide this feature, and we think it’s cool!

Product Overview

With an enhanced user interface touchscreen. It is a soft touchpad that is easy to use. Being a thermostat, it serves as an energy saver. Although the design features are enhanced but there is no online presence to troubleshoot this device when there are technical hitches. Apart from its large touchscreen, there are other features are listed below-

If you have a c-wire, you can do a lot to save your annual energy bill with this wifi remote sensor thermostat. There are several programmable modes to set and choose between. Each of them will work to save your annual heating and cooling costs.

In case you don’t want to establish remote control over the smart thermostat, there are options for manual control. The screen is enabled to touch control and you can adjust everything with it. In addition, the touchscreen can be provided locking facility. So, it will be safe from kids and others whom you don’t want to access the thermostat.

Like any good quality smart thermostat of today’s market, you can control and access to its operations remotely. Any gadgets like a computer, a tablet, an Android device or an iOS device will work well to control this thermostat remotely.

Pros

  • Geofencing is through IFTTT.
  • Automatic scheduling.
  • Customizable color of the screen.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa.
  • Keypad lock enabled touch screen.
  • Dual sensors (without motion sensor).

Cons

  • There is no option for motion sensor
  • There is no in-built point of attachment to hook this thermostat on the wall.
  • You will need a budget for C- wire

6. The Venstar ColorTouch

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

We are at the #6th pick of the list of 10 best thermostats with remote sensor models. Here we have The Venstar ColorTouch, based on the features and popularity, This product is a comparatively less popular product, as we have seen. But we’re sure that once you go through the feature list, you won’t look at it in the same way.

However, let us tell you the most impressive part of this product. It’s a thermostat that provides a number of levels of heating and cooling. The heating can be done in four stages, and the cooling can be done in two stages. As a home user, you’d definitely love to have a smooth control over the temperature of your home.

Product Overview

This thermostat comes with alerts system which it uses to sends you reports based on energy consumption level. The display has multifunction with a slideshow option of a photo gallery and a timepiece display. Its features are few but very improved. In addition, it is easily affordable when compared with other variants. The features that this smart thermostat possess are as follows.

You can program the thermostat as you want, and it will last for 7 days. What it means is, it will change o default settings after 7 days of setting the program. This is useful considering that the change of temperature or humidity doesn’t last for 7 days. So, for every 7 days, you will get new temperature settings.

Like any other good quality thermostat, it has a touch-enabled screen that can take in direct input commands. Ans these commands can be chosen from 4 stage heating and 2 stage cooling. Any temperature range of any environmental stage can be found within this range.

Pros

  • Colored screen for visual display
  • Highly user-friendly
  • Alerts with audible beeps for energy management
  • It has a wide range of temperature control.
  • Works based on a two-stage cooling and four-stage heating systems.

Cons

  • No motion sensors, auto-scheduling, and geofencing.
  • You cannot reach get online support for this product

7. CARRIER Cor 7-Day Programmable Remote Sensor wifi Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

The CARRIER Cor 7-Day Programmable Wi-Fi Thermostat is an Energy Star certified thermostat with super energy efficiency in it. The best side of this thermostat is its capability of saving the energy cost up to a great ratio. If I have to be specific, it will save up to 20% of the cost that you’re having right now. So, with no worries, you can turn CARRIER Cor 7-Day Programmable Wi-Fi Thermostat into the heart of your smart home. It will sure;y bridge between a beautiful home and reduced use of energy.

We have some more features of this thermostat to talk about. Let’s go through these-

Product Overview

The smart carrier Cor thermostat is not enhanced to understand your preferences. It comes with two sensors but lacks the motion sensor. This device checks external and room temperatures and humidity, and it sets the room temperature with the data it obtains. It only uses the manual binary system to conserve energy and maintain temperature ranges. Here is a list of its features.

The screen of this device is fully touched controlled and intuitive. It will take on-screen prompts and turn them into live actions of your home’s temperature control. Also, it will provide local weather forecast before hear them on the local radio or television.

As we’re calling it a smart thermostat, it should be able to receive instructions through the internet. What I mean is, CARRIER Cor 7-Day Programmable Wi-Fi works fine with Amazon Alexa. You can control the temperature and energy efficiency of your home right from the smart device in your hands.

Now let’s talk about how it will help you to save that 20% of energy cost that it claims. Firstly, it will provide you energy saving tips and energy expense reports right after any session (7 days, 1 month). Moreover, the device has a technology called Ideal Way intelligence. What it does is, it adopts the manual programming and work beyond it to make the efficiency even greater. And still, it will meet the comfort requirement of the home environment.

Pros

  • Automatic scheduling and smart feedback interactions for energy management
  • Easy to program with Alexa and Wink platforms
  • It has a wide range of temperature control that works based on a two-stage cooling and four-stage heating systems.

Cons

  • There is no motion sensor and geofencing technology.
  • You really need an expert to install this device.

8. Radio Thermostat CT50 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

Till now, we’ve appreciated many functionalities of all of our picks and put them as our favorite part of the products. But in here, we’ve loved something that’s been never mentioned before.

The best thing about Radio Thermostat CT50 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, our #8 pick is the app itself. The mobile application that it comes with has so many versatile features that it will turn you into the master controller of your home, when even when you’re not in it.

The smart and beautiful interface, the in-depth control and every other feature of this app is loved a lot by us and the users as well.

Let’s head to the other features of this product-

Product Overview

The best thing about Radio Thermostat CT50 7-Day Programmable Thermostat is it’s controller’s app. All you have to do is to download the app and use the geolocation to interact with the device. When you’re not at home, it will automatically track the news and take necessary steps to lower the energy use of the house.

When you’re not in-house, you can use the energy saving mode manually to set it accordingly. And at the end of the month, it will provide you a report of how much energy it has used. Also, there are some pre-built energy-saving programs that can use anyways.

This Radio Thermostat uses geofencing technology with your smartphone’s location to regulate the internal temperature of your home as you enter and exit.

This version of Radio Thermostat has programmable features, unlike the older models.

Although, it lacks many sensors its Wi-Fi connectivity is superb. Here is a list of features for this gadget.

Pros

  • Auto-scheduling, geofencing and feedback response features are enhanced
  • It has a wide range of temperature control.
  • Two-stage cooling and three-stage heating systems.
  • With humidity sensor, it is easy to program with ZigBee; Z-Wave platforms

Cons

  • The absence of extra sensors like weather conditions and motion sensors.

9. Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

Emerson Thermostats had been a brand which is producing smart thermostats since this technology has been introduced. Over time, they’ve come up with Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat, which had been quite popular for quite a long time.

What we loved about this thermostat is it’s smart and easy-to-use compatibility with all sort of modern home assistant services. No matter it’s the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, it will go fine with the app. And you as a user, have a full access to the temperature control and energy cost of your house.

Product Overview

Emerson Sensi comes with an affordable thermostat that has a simplistic design of monochrome (black and white) colors. It is easy to install and also highly programmable. Thermostat has an app with advanced support. In addition, the app interfaces easily. The user can select menu options and program about nine day-to-day schedules. Here is a list of some features.

Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat works fine with HVAC systems at any home, calling the software versions upon.

Like a good quality thermostat, Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat has got location based temperature control and a 7-day programmable schedule of temperature control. As a benefit, you’ll get rid of any sort of a waste of energy and power.

Again, Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi sensor Thermostat is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant and Apple Homekit. No matter which technology you’re using on your smartphone, it will fit right in.

Pros

  • Two sensors (weather condition and humidity)
  • It comes with a plumb level to make installation easy
  • The online technical support that troubleshoots the thermostat remotely (via social media network)
  • You would not need a C-wire during installation.

Cons

  • The monochromatic screen display can be difficult to read data.

10. Honeywell Focus Pro 500 Wireless Remote Control Thermostat

What Do We Like Most About This Product?

We’re at #10 of the today’s list of best thermostats with remote sensors. Right at the bottom place, we’ve decided to put something that’s cheap and still sticks to the promise of quality.

Considering every possible factor of the market, our pick is Honeywell Focus Pro 500 wifi Thermostat with the sensors, and that’s what we’ll call a budget-friendly choice.

If you like the traditional model with smart technology you might like this one.

Product Review

Honeywell Focus Pro is a popular pick considering its friendly price and service. It has got a large and lighted display where you can see the temperature data of the home. Also, alongside the display, there are some control buttons to increase or decrease or save the entry.

It’s very easy to use, your grandma, Grandpa or any older people who have a fear of using techie gadgets, They will find it useful too.

Let me talk about the ‘Save Energy’ button for a while. It’s a preset mode of settings that would go and find the minimum range of temperature that would ensure maximum energy efficiency. Also has RedLink Enabled Version, which can give you the control of your house through internet.

The Air sensor, outdoor air sensor can also help you to get more out of your thermostat.

You can power the device up with either battery or the system AC power. Either way, there will be no fluctuation in performance. Also, when it runs on the battery is has an on-screen low battery indicator. So when you’re running on your own battery power, you can certainly know when to turn it off.

Pros

  • Reliability with the remote sensors.
  • It maximizes your comfort and manages energy effectively.
  • It can be programmed to accommodate multiple settings in a day.
  • You can program this device to suit your lifestyle.
  • Good for non-tech and Old Age people.

Cons

  • Its installation process is a bit tricky.

Bottom Line

So, that was the list of best thermostats with remote control guys. Hope that you’ve already found the best possible fit for your requirements and proceeding with the buying decision. Also, make sure that you have the right set of warranty and service centers with whatever product you tend to purchase.

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