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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.