Best Budget Smart Thermostat 2020

Ecobee3 Lite
Ecobee3 Lite (Image credit: Ecobee)

When it comes to saving you money in the long run, having a smart thermostat is the best option, even though it may seem expensive in the beginning. But having a smart thermostat has its perks, such as being able to change the temperature of your home from pretty much anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. But if you're on a budget, don't worry, we got you covered! Here are the best budget-smart thermostats that you can buy right now.

Save money with the best budget smart thermostats

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Again, while the price tag on a smart thermostat may scare you off, it actually saves you more money in the long run, and who doesn't like that? Plus, you'll be able to adjust the temperature at home even though you're not there yet, as long as you have an internet connection. And if anyone messes with the thermostat while you're not home, well, you can change it right back to your own preferences! No one touches the thermostat except you, right?

We love the ecobee 3 Lite Smart Thermostat, as it has almost all of the features of its more expensive sibling, including support for wireless room sensors. This thermostat also works with Apple's HomeKit for automations, scenes, and voice controls through Siri, making it the best budget smart thermostat out there. If you need more convincing, check out our review of the ecobee3.

Despite its low price, the Emerson Sensi Touch still offers plenty of bang for your buck, especially with its massive touchscreen display. This slick-looking thermostat also has tons of thoughtful features such as lighted wiring terminals, and a built-in level for easy installation.

Christine Chan

Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.