As a smart home enthusiast, I like trying different products so I decided to get my hands on a Honeywell thermostat.
As we all know there are many smart home companies that are not compatible with each other. So before purchasing, I wanted to know does Honeywell thermostat works with google home?
Honeywell Thermostats are compatible with google home. This allows you to control your Honeywell thermostat remotely as well as by voice command through google assistant.
What can Google Home do When Connected Honeywell Thermostats?
- Ask Google assistant to find out what temperature the thermostat is set to
- Ask Google to Lower or increase the temperature to your liking
- Ask google to control a thermostat in a different room for example: “set bedroom thermostat to…”
- Ask Google to turn on the cooling or heating system on
Controlling your thermostat through Google makes controlling your thermostat easier & more efficient. As you don’t need to keep getting up to adjust the temperature or go to different rooms & check whether it’s on/off and so on.
How to connect Your Honeywell thermostat to Google Home?
- After setting up your thermostat ensure your mobile device & Google home device are connected to the same wifi network.
- Install the google home app if you haven’t already done so
- Access the Google home app & locate the Menu icon on the top left corner
- Select ‘Home Control’
- On the “Devices” section & select “Add”
- Select the device you want to connect & simply follow the steps provided in the app
- and your all set!
That’s it! you’re now all set to use your google home with your Honeywell thermostat. Now you can ask your google assistant to adjust the temperature to your liking.
What are the Most Popular Thermostats in The Market Today?
NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT
The Nest learning thermostat is one of the leading thermostats in the market today and rightfully so. The thermostat is incredibly easy to set up, once you install the app you will be walked through step by step on what you need to do.
One of Nest’s best features is the ability to learn from your habits. When you first purchase the Nest thermostat all you will have to do is adjust the temperature to your liking and Nest will learn from that data and in time will adjust the temperature according to your daily routines.
So if you usually like it colder at night without even having to do anything the thermostat will set itself to a cooler temperature while you’re already in bed.
It will also help you cut down on electricity costs by setting the temperature at the right level in terms of temperature & energy consumption, this is important as reducing the temperature by just one degree has shown to cut electricity costs by 5% a year.
The Thermostat also automatically shuts off when it senses that you left your home thus ensuring you don’t overspend on electricity bills.
ECOBEE Smart Thermostat
The Ecobee thermostat is easy to install its app walks you through the process step by step & should take no longer than 45 minutes to set up. It comes with premium features such as smart sensors. Smart sensors detect the occupancy in a room to adjust the thermostat accordingly, this helps with energy efficiency and comfort.
Also, Ecobee smart thermostat can stream music from Spotify so you can play a comforting tune while relaxing. The Ecobee can also be controlled remotely meaning you will be able to control your thermostat from wherever you are whether you’re coming back from work & want to adjust the temperature to your liking when you reach home, or if you forgot to turn off the cooling on your way to work the Ecobbe’s got you covered.
Just like most smart thermostats, the Honeywell T9 is also very easy to setup & the app will guide you step by step on what you need to do. The Honeywell comes with sensors that detect room occupancy and adjust temperature accordingly, in order to meet your heating/cooling needs as well as help you save more on electricity. The Honeywell T9 also learns from your heating & cooling patterns and uses the data to automate the process for you. Your Honeywell thermostat will also notify you of the current temperature of the room, it also provides you with monthly energy consumption reports detailing how much energy you used, what consumed the most, and how to reduce costs next time around.
TADO SMART THERMOSTAT
The Tado thermostat definitely provides valuable features such as geofencing which detects whether or not you in the are of your home to shut off your heating & cooling to help you save more on your electricity costs. The thermostat is also compatible with most home assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant. Another awesome feature Tado provides is weather adaptation which detects the current weather temperature and adjusts your heating or cooling accordingly. Tado also provides you with a full energy report monthly to track your energy consumption usages and details on how you can save more on electricity.
Can You Install a Smart Thermostat By Yourself?
Yes, smart thermostats are extremely easy to install but you should know how your thermostat is wired before you start. Also, it’s important to note that before you purchase any thermostat make sure the thermostat is compatible with your system there are many tools available online which let you check if your system is compatible with various smart thermostats. Most smart thermostats let you take a picture of your wiring in order to use it as reference. The majority of smart thermostat systems come with a simple step by step guide on how to set up and install the thermostat.
So there you have it, Honeywell thermostats are compatible with google home and allow you to control your thermostat more efficiently.
There are various tasks that google home can perform with the Honeywell thermostats such as asking google assistant to increase/decrease the temperature, ask google on what is the temperature set to, ask google to control heating and cooling of multiple rooms such as turn of bedroom cooling and turn on living room cooling.
Smart assistants definitely make controlling your thermostat much easier so it’s important to make sure your thermostat is compatible with the home assistant your considering as it will make operating your thermostat a breeze.