The smart home revolution has started. Homeowners are looking for innovative solutions to improve the energy efficiency of their residence. Since home heating accounts for a significant portion of energy consumption, wifi-enabled smart thermostats have quickly grown in popularity. There are a few prominent smart thermostats for low voltage heating systems on the market today. The current trendy brands available on the market include ecobee, Nest, and Honeywell. Based on your budget and taste, there should be a suitable option for you. But what if your home doesn’t run on a low voltage heating system? If you are in Canada or the Northern US, there’s a chance that your house relies on a high or line-voltage system like baseboard heaters. The big, recognizable brands do not work with this type of setup. So what do you do? Keep on reading!
Do I have High-voltage Heating?
One in three homes has a high voltage heating system in Canada. In the US, one in 10 homes uses high voltage heating. It’s most prevalent in the northern States and provinces in Canada, like British Columbia, Quebec, and Newfoundland & Labrador. We’ve developed the Mysa Smart Thermostat for the homeowners that need a line voltage thermostat for their high voltage heating systems. Our company combines a sleek design with innovative software to help users maximize their energy savings. The most common high voltage system is electric baseboard heaters, but you can also find fan-forced heaters and in-floor heating in many homes. Although installation is simple, there are 120V or 240V flowing through your wires – so we highly recommend consulting an electrician. Here’s a comparison of some connected thermostats for high-voltage heating and the Mysa Smart Thermostat:
High-Voltage Quick Comparison Guide
Do I have Low-voltage Heating?
Low-Voltage Quick Comparison Guide
Since the Nest Learning Thermostat launched in 2011, smart thermostats have increasingly become much more commonplace and an integral part of many home heating setups. Not only do they help lower your energy bill, but they also (to varying extents) take advantage of modern smart home systems and virtual assistants. As the smart home market grows and more people realize that energy usage can be managed with these devices, the market will continue to grow to include more solutions to suit different consumer needs. The comparison charts show how this already happening. As you can see above, the Mysa Smart Thermostat is the only true smart thermostat for homes with high voltage heating. If you have electric baseboard heaters or fan-forced heaters and you’re ready to join the smart home revolution, you can order Mysa today!