With the holidays just around the corner, you probably have upcoming travel plans, and the last thing you want to do while out of town is worry about unnecessary heating costs. And since every homeowner has panicked over whether they turned the heat down before leaving the house, having a smart thermostat that you can control remotely can bring peace of mind while you’re on the road.
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Amazon shoppers seem to have found their ideal smart thermostat option in the Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat. The best-selling device works with gas, oil, and electric heating systems, and it can easily be installed in less than 30 minutes with the provided step-by-step instructions. Plus, it is Energy Star-certified, which helps save on energy costs over time.
This Emerson model boasts flexible scheduling capabilities and will send extreme temperature alerts and usage reports directly to your phone through the app. And for added convenience, you can adjust the thermostat from any of your connected smart devices — it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Wink smart home platforms.
For these reasons and more, the device has become a number one best-seller on Amazon in the home programmable thermostat category, with thousands of positive customer reviews and an impressive 4.4-star rating. “We have had this thermostat for several months and love it! I love that when I am laying in bed I can adjust the temperature without getting out of bed! I also love that we can turn the heat down when we go out of town, but turn it up with our phones when we are on our way home so it is warm when we arrive,” raved one shopper.
“I've got two of these in different homes,” said another. “When we are heading to our vacation home I turn the heat up when we are about 30 miles away and if I forget to turn it down when we leave I can do it later. It also gives me peace of mind knowing my furnace is working when the weather is extremely cold and I'm not there. The app works perfectly and the set up is simple.”
It’s rare to see reviews this good, and even rarer to find the best-selling smart home device on sale: Normally priced at $130, the Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is currently just $99 — that’s nearly 25 percent off. Act fast if you want to take advantage of this steep discount, because a deal this good is bound to sell out fast.
Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat for Smart Home Credit: Courtesy of Amazon
To buy: amazon.com, $99 (originally $130)