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. Based on your budget and taste, there should be a suitable option for you. 

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

Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Mysa Thermostat
$125
Wired
-
Coming Soon
2 Yr
Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Sinope
$79 + required hub
Wired
-
-
-
-
-
-
3 Yr
Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Caleo by CaSa
$129
Wired
-
-
-
-
-
-
5 Yr
Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Maestro
$200
Wired
-
-
-
-
3 Yr
For more in-depth comparisons of the products, here’s Mysa vs. Sinope and Mysa vs. Caleo and Mysa vs Maestro.

 

Do I have Low-voltage Heating?

Depending on where you live in North America, there’s a good chance that you have a low voltage heating system in your home. The further south you live, the more likely it is that you have low voltage heating. Some of the commonplace central heating systems include boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, and radiant heat. If you do have one of these heating systems, then ecobee, Nest, and Honeywell Lyric are compatible with your home. Since these thermostats are designed for 24V electric heating, the installation process is relatively safe and many homeowners perform it themselves. For more information on these alternatives, you can see reviews or visit ecobeeNest, and Honeywell. Here’s a comparison of the most popular smart thermostats for low-voltage heating:

Low-Voltage Quick Comparison Guide

Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Nest Learning Thermostat
$249
Wired/Battery
-
3 Yr
Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Ecobee 4
$199
Wired only
3 Yr
Pricing
Power
Wi-Fi
Mobile App
Web Access
Smart Learning
Geo-Fencing
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Apple Homekit
Warranty
Honeywell Lyric
$249
Battery
-
-
5 Yr

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!