Smart Thermostat Buying Guide

Find out everything you need to know before upgrading to a smart thermostat. Learn all about high-tech features like remote access through Wi-Fi, scheduling, air quality control, and more.

Discover a 21st Century Home

Update your home with the latest smart home thermostat. All you need to do is visit your local Lowe’s or shop online and we’ll install it for you! Before you know it, you’ll be sitting pretty in an eco-friendly and high-tech home.

Types of Smart Thermostats


These smart thermostats are barebones when it comes to controls, but not when it comes to features.

Touch Screen

These thermostats will regulate the temperature of your home with a quick press of the screen. Controls are easily accessible on the responsive touch screen.


With the help of a room sensor, learning thermostats will change and adapt to your home. These thermostats will learn when you’re out of the house or when you’ve entered a room and will adjust the temperature accordingly.

Smart Thermostat Features

Voice Control

Control the temperature with your voice! Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Home, you can ask the thermostat to regulate the temperature, set-up a schedule, and gain access to other features with a simple voice command.


Get your home to work on your schedule. You can add settings so that the thermostat will regulate the temperature when no one is home or when it’s time for bed.  This is a great way to save energy and money on your energy bills.

Air Quality Control

Keep the air quality in your home at its best thanks to your thermostat! You can program your thermostat to notify you when your ventilation or air purifier systems need a filter change. 

Note: Your air purifiers and ventilation systems must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the thermostat.

Other Features

  • Eco-Savings Report: Know exactly how much energy you’re saving with an Eco-Savings Report! Sent directly to your phone or e-mail, the report outlines how much energy your thermostat has used each month.  
  • Geo-Fencing: This feature uses your Wi-Fi network to regulate your in-home temperature based on the local weather. 
  • Remote Access: Access your smart thermostat from your phone. Whether you’re at the store, at work, or on vacation, all you need is a working Wi-Fi connection or data plan to have access to the temperature settings on your smart thermostat.  

Gain More Control with Room Sensors

Room sensors work in tandem with your smart thermostat better adapt the temperature. Placed in common rooms around the house, these sensors will notify the smart thermostat when a room is empty, full, or in-use, and the temperature can be raised or lowered accordingly.

Complete Your Smart Home

Adding a Smart Hub to your smart home systems will give you complete control over your smart devices, including the thermostat. Installation and programming are easy, and a Google Home or Samsung SmartThings can allow you to use the voice control function. 

Popular Smart Thermostat Brands

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