In a previous article we discussed some details on what Z-wave meant and how it could benefit you as a buyer. You can read the article on What Z-Wave Is here.
The following article will focus on 3 of the best Z-wave thermostats, sometimes just written as z wave, which can be purchased.
Quick Over of Z-Wave
Z-wave is a communication method between smart devices. While it is sometimes challenging to understand which smart thermostat will work within your existing system, Z-wave certification solves that problem for you. With z-wave compatible devices you will be sure that any new addition to your smart home system will connect to your existing devices and to your smart hub.
Hence, to save time when purchasing smart home devices, you could decide to stick to z wave smart thermostats, z wave smart locks and z wave locks. If this is one of your ideas, in the following paragraphs, we will be reviewing the best thermostats that work with z wave.
Honeywell Home RCHT8600ZW1003 Z-Wave 7-Day Programmable Thermostat
If you’re looking to buy a great Z-wave compatible thermostat the Honeywell Home RCHT8600ZW1003 Z-Wave 7-Day Programmable Thermostat is one that has many great features. Perfect for homeowners who want to save energy and money, this Honeywell z wave thermostat delivers temperature following your preset schedule to ensure efficient usage.
The thermostat uses a smart learning system that learns how your heating/cooling appliances behave and deliver the right temperature when you want it. Since it works with z-wave hubs and mobile apps, it is easy to start using. You also have the option of connecting and controlling your thermostat via Wi-Fi with the Honeywell Home app.
It is also simple to install with wall plate mounting. You can track your energy usage, adjust the temperature from a distance, create custom heating and cooling schedules and so much more.
Stelpro Z-Wave Plus KI STZW402WB+
The Stelpro Z-Wave Plus KI STZW402WB+ is another Z wave compatible smart thermostat that we recommend. One interesting feature of the Stelpro thermostat is it’s simple 2 wire configuration that allows you to wire it within your old thermostat circuit. If you don’t have a C wire or common wire to power your smart thermostat this thermostat is a great option.
More info on the C Wire in this article.
The Stelpro Z-Wave Plus KI STZW402WB+ allows you to remotely control your baseboard and convector heaters from your mobile device or computer. You can set your own temperature schedules to reduce energy bills with minimal effort, or take advantage of the device’s ECO mode, which automatically adjusts the temperature based on live weather reports.
As is the case with other z wave devices, the Stelpro KI can be paired with other Z-Wave devices, such as LED bulbs to create fully automated smart home systems.
Finally, the TRANE 14942771 Thermostat is smart device produced by another well-known brand and which has the ability to connect to Z-wave devices. Unlike some of the other devices on this list this TRANE thermostat also has the ability to connect to both Amazon Alexa and Google assistant.
You can control your HVAC system from anywhere with the Trane 14942771 thermostat z-wave integration and also use the Alexa voice assistant to control your thermostat using voice commands.
One energy-saving capability, which will save you money on your utility bills is the thermostat’s 7-day programmable function with up to 4 schedules per day. If people in your home don’t intend on using the app, they will also benefit from a larger color display interactive touch screen to adjust your home’s temperature
All the thermostats in our list are great devices and they are all worth considering when making your purchase decision. Despite unique features of each of them, our favorite thermostat of the 3 is the Honeywell Home RCHT8600ZW1003 Z-Wave 7-Day Programmable Thermostat. Given it’s high end look and feel and great Honeywell build in features we couldn’t go with any other device. Finally, if you’re unsure of your purchase Honeywell also offer a 1 year product warranty on each of it’s smart devices.