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The Best Smart Thermostats of 2024

Published January 29, 2024
The Best Smart Thermostats of 2024

Sussex County, DE, is known for its scenic beauty and changing seasons. As homeowners here enjoy the picturesque views of Cape Henlopen State Park or the historic charm of Lewes, one aspect that often comes to mind is maintaining a comfortable home environment. 

Top Flight Heating & Air recognizes the importance of this comfort, especially in a region with such varied weather. The solution? Smart thermostats—a technological marvel that’s reshaping how we manage our home climate.

Smart Thermostats

At the heart of smart home technology, smart thermostats stand out for their ability to learn and adapt to your lifestyle. These devices aren’t just about setting temperatures; they’re about creating an environment that resonates with your daily life. Whether it’s the heat of summer or the chill of winter, a smart thermostat ensures your Sussex County home is always welcoming.

Top Smart Thermostats of 2024: Your Guide to Comfort and Savings

We’ve compiled a list of the top models of 2024 thermostats, each bringing something unique to the table.

  • Amazon Smart Thermostat
  • Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium
  • Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat
  • Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Wyze Thermostat

Amazon Smart Thermostat: A Leader in Smart Home Comfort

With the 2024 thermostats raising the bar in home automation, the Amazon Smart Thermostat emerges as a standout choice. 

Here are some features that make it a top pick:

  • Affordability Meets Efficiency: Priced attractively, this thermostat is a wallet-friendly option that doesn’t skimp on performance.
  • Energy Star Certification: Expect to see noticeable savings on your energy bill, with the device contributing to higher yearly savings.
  • Sleek and Minimal Design: The modern aesthetic includes a user-friendly touchscreen catering to a range of interior styles.
  • Amazon Ecosystem Integration: Perfectly syncs with Alexa for a seamless voice-command experience, though it’s exclusive to Amazon’s ecosystem.

In summary, the Amazon Smart Thermostat offers an excellent balance of cost-effectiveness, user-friendly design, and energy efficiency. It’s an ideal option for homeowners looking to step into the world of smart home technology without breaking the bank.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium: A Hub for Voice-Activated Comfort

In the lineup of 2024 thermostats, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium stands out, especially for those who love voice integrations. 

Here’s why it’s getting attention:

  • Unmatched Voice Control Compatibility: Works effortlessly with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, making it a versatile choice for any smart home setup.
  • Enhanced Smart Home Integration: Beyond temperature control, this thermostat acts as a central hub for various smart home devices, offering a unified experience.
  • Premium Price for Premium Features: While it’s on the higher end of the price spectrum, its extensive features justify the investment for tech enthusiasts.
  • Robust Functionality: The thermostat goes beyond basic controls, supporting features like Spotify integration for an enriched smart home environment.

To wrap it up, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium is for those who seek a thermostat that does more than regulate temperature. It’s a comprehensive tool for creating a connected, voice-activated, and intuitive smart home.

Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat: Mastering Remote Sensing

When it comes to the Honeywell Home T9 in the 2024 thermostat market, it’s all about precision and adaptability. 

Here’s what sets it apart:

  • Smart Room Sensor Excellence: With its advanced remote sensing capabilities, the T9 offers precise control over different areas of your home.
  • Broad Compatibility: It seamlessly integrates with major smart home systems like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.
  • Focused Climate Control: Ideal for homes with varying temperature needs in different rooms, ensuring comfort everywhere.
  • Intuitive App Experience: The user-friendly app allows for easy adjustments and monitoring of your home’s climate.

The Honeywell Home T9 excels in providing targeted comfort, making it a top choice for homes with diverse climate control needs.

Nest Learning Thermostat: A Synthesis of Style and Smarts

The Nest Learning Thermostat has long been a favorite, and the 2024 models continue to impress with their blend of design and functionality.

  • Elegant Design: Its sleek, modern look is a stylish addition to any home.
  • Learning Capabilities: Adapts to your habits and schedule, providing customized climate control without constant manual adjustments.
  • Energy-Saving Star: Proven to save energy, which is not only good for the planet but also your utility bills.
  • Weather-Aware Adjustments: The thermostat adjusts itself based on local weather conditions, ensuring optimal indoor comfort.

For those who value aesthetics as much as functionality, the Nest Learning Thermostat remains a standout choice.

Wyze Thermostat: The Perfect Match for Wyze Fans

Out of the 2024 thermostat choices, the Wyze Thermostat emerges as a champion for users already invested in the Wyze ecosystem:

  • Affordable Smart Home Entry: Priced competitively, making it an accessible option for smart home beginners.
  • Seamless Integration with Wyze Products: If you’re already using Wyze devices, this thermostat will integrate perfectly into your setup.
  • Simple Yet Effective: While it may not have all the bells and whistles of higher-priced models, it covers all the basics efficiently.
  • App-Centric Control: The Wyze app adds convenience, allowing you to control your home climate from anywhere.

The Wyze Thermostat is ideal for those looking for an affordable, functional entry into smart home technology, especially if you’re already a fan of Wyze products.

Understanding the Benefits of Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are more than just a temperature control device—they’re a testament to how technology can enhance our daily living. Here’s how they make a difference:

  • Energy Efficiency and Savings: They learn your schedule, optimize heating and cooling, and provide features like geofencing and adaptive learning algorithms, leading to potential savings on utility bills.
  • Compatibility and Integration: From voice assistant compatibility to integration with other smart home devices, these thermostats offer a seamless experience, enhancing the overall smart home ecosystem.
  • User-Friendly Interface: With intuitive mobile apps and touchscreen displays, controlling your home’s climate has never been easier, providing insights into energy usage and allowing remote adjustments.
  • Advanced Features: Occupancy sensors, humidity control, air quality monitoring, and zoning capabilities are features setting smart thermostats apart, offering enhanced comfort and control over indoor environments.

Embrace the Future of Home Comfort with Top Flight Heating & Air

In Sussex County, DE, embracing the changes of each season is part of the charm of living here. At Top Flight Heating & Air, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect smart thermostat for your home. 

We have the expertise to guide you in making the best choice for your home’s needs. Reach out to us, and let’s make your home smarter and more comfortable.

About The Author

Ryan Brower

Ryan Bower is the owner of Top Flight HVAC in Milton, Deleware. He is an expert HVAC techician and writes about his life on the job and HVAC projects that he has encountered throughout his career.
Am C
Am C
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Detailed Oriented! Great service!
Diana Erney
Diana Erney
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David Drebing
David Drebing
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Had issue with AC not coming on when i got home from work. Called for service after normal work hours. Technician Ryan Brower came after hours, diagnosed problem. Got system working. Extremely happy with tech & service A+.
Karl Haller
Karl Haller
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Ryan did great job in explaining job to be done, and Isiah did great job on instalation.
Donald Bucklin
Donald Bucklin
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Very professional. Reasonably priced. Great all around experience. Very highly recommended.
Hollie Linville
Hollie Linville
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I am so impressed with the service that I received from Top Flight. First of all, they had a cancellation and put me in immediately. They sent out their technician, Isaiah B. He was polite, professional, and knowledgeable. He seems very confident in his work and wants to make sure he covers all bases with no pushy sales pitch. He was excellent and I'd recommend him to everyone.
Chip Brenner
Chip Brenner
1717506989
Isiah was great with our service call yesterday. Very professional. Explained the repair we needed very well. Extremely happy.
Gus
Gus
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I would highly recommend Top Flight for all your HVAC needs. Isaiah and Ryan were very professional and answered all my questions regarding my total HVAC installation. Thank you Ryan and Isaiah. Doug Martin
Steve Carodiskey
Steve Carodiskey
1716750558
Ryan did an awesome job…Had it working in less than 30 mins would highly recommend Top Flight.5 stars
Daniel Callahan (DTCallahan)
Daniel Callahan (DTCallahan)
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UPDATE: Tyler was just out to service our AC for the first time. Just like Ryan he took the time to explain everything he was going to do and answered all of my questions.As a new customer and and not having a gas furnace prior, Ryan took the time to explain what he was doing and how the system worked. He was very knowledgeable and professional.I would have no problem recommending Top Flight to any of my neighbors.
james shockley
james shockley
1716576053
Top notch very cordial very politeIsaiah was great
p “Patricia” weath1
p “Patricia” weath1
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Isaiah Barnes was Professional, Knowledgeable & Kind. Joe, Isaiah's assistant is also of great character. I trust both of these folks completely. So grateful to have found Top Flight. They will continue to have my business as long as I am in the area.
Courtney Dulin
Courtney Dulin
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Joan Hitchens
Joan Hitchens
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Very Satisfied. Great Service.
J Ga
J Ga
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Tyler P. did our A/C Maintenance Service today. He was very pleasant to deal with, pointed out and took care of better insulating the refrigerant lines on inside unit & outside as well. Worked quickly and efficiently. Thanks again Tyler.
Carol Cunneen
Carol Cunneen
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Tyler arrived on time and did a thorough examination of the system. He was polite, professional and pleasant. He explained to me everything about the system I highly recommend this service.
val pisacane
val pisacane
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Tyler from TopFlight was fantastic. He earned a new service subscription customer.A prior tech from Air Temp solutions left the previously working system disabled and not working. Their follow up tech quoted $1,250 for a new thermostat and thermostatic board. Needless to say I searched for another company.Tyler diagnosed a simple but easily overlooked problem. The system was restored with only a service call.Big call out to Tyler and Top Flight!
Donna McCafferty
Donna McCafferty
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Issac did a great job. Very professional and courteous. He explained the process well and looking forward to installation of new system for our pole barn.
Susan McKechnie
Susan McKechnie
1713285687
Isaiah was my technician who performed a routine AC checkup. He was professional, knowledgeable, and polite. I was impressed with the service so I signed up for the annual plan and have high expectations if I ever run into any issues. Top flight was recommended by a friend who had issues and used several companies that couldn’t fix the problem before finding Topflight that did fix the problem.
Ben McCall
Ben McCall
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Very knowlagable team, and prompt service. They got me fixed up on their first visit.
Martin Burton
Martin Burton
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On April 4th 2024. We had a great experience with Top Flight Heating & Air. Our technicians Isaiah Barnes and Joseph arrived on time. Isaiah took the time explaining every detail of the job. Very professional. We highly recommend this company.
George Dellinger
George Dellinger
1711997698
Glad we switched Top Flight for our geothermal HVAC maintenance.They have a smooth process to set and confirm appointments. Isaiah (the technician) arrived exactly on time. He is exceptionally well-trained, confident, highly proficient, professional, and easy to communicate with.I feel that our HVAC will be in good hands with theTop Flight competitively-priced maintenance program.
Maria Maksymowych
Maria Maksymowych
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Shout out to Top Flight! I had an emergency call and had to turn my heater off. Technicians arrived the next morning. Service, honesty and technical competency exceeded expectation. Thank you.
Chris Derchin
Chris Derchin
1711052233
First service by Isaiah was outstanding, he took time to explain what he was going to service before & after he was finished. I was promptly contacted next day by Christian to set up follow up Appt. Now I understand why they have 5 stars on the Google reviews.
Tracy Niedrowski
Tracy Niedrowski
1711050611
We had Top Flight install a new HVAC system. Isaiah and Tyler were great at the installation. They cleaned up after the job which was nice. The plus is the system is nice and quiet compared to our old system and the balancing they did reduced the temperature extremes in our upstairs vs downstairs.
Tammy Crumley
Tammy Crumley
1710295184
Wonderful person. Handled my problem professionally.
Michael Davis
Michael Davis
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Dean Snyder
Dean Snyder
1710267701
Very professional and explained everything. I love the fact that they gave me different quotes and I did not feel like they were just trying to get money from me. Our house is only 4 years old and have had nothing but problems with the company that put the system in the house. I FINALLY have peace of mind knowing it was done right. I also really liked the yearly maintenance contract and it was not a crazy amout of money. Thank you for your trained technicians.
D GH
D GH
1708621202
Isaiah & his helper did an extraordinary thorough job and explained the issues and repairs as he did them . 5,star Quality and efficiency! Thank you!!
Jeff Bender
Jeff Bender
1707915099
Punctual, knowledgeable, friendly and reasonable prices.
Janet Brennan
Janet Brennan
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The other day, when temperatures were in the teens, I woke up to 54 degrees in my house. I went on line to look up HVAC services and saw that Top Flight had many excellent reviews. So I called them. A couple of hours later, Isaiah and Tyler came to my house. I have to say that it was one of the best experiences, if not the best, that I have ever had with a contractor or service person. They were here all day. Isaiah explained everything to me in detail and encouraged me to ask questions. He was so patient and so nice. Of course, they fixed the problem and gave me some good advice. He was very professional but easy going and well-informed. Also, the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this company.
Diane Acker
Diane Acker
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The Top Flight team was very professional, I highly recommend this company for all your heating needs.
Wanda Steen
Wanda Steen
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We were going through a total nightmare trying to find a company to fix our HVAC system. We tried 3 different companies that took our money and left us with a system that would stop working within a month after they said it was fixed. Top flight found the problem the 1st time they looked at it. It's now been running for almost a year with no problems. Isiah and this company are the best. We highly recommend them. Thank you Top Flight.
George Unkle
George Unkle
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Professional, on time, very knowledgable, efficient, understanding of urgency to get my furnace uo and running
Kat Scarpato
Kat Scarpato
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Keith Jacobi
Keith Jacobi
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Excellent service. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
Bob Russell
Bob Russell
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As new customers with Top Flight, we were visited by Ryan for an initial system inspection and a review of the various customer programs that Top Flight offered.While Ryan's extensive experience and knowledge of our HVAC system were clearly evident, his ability to explain and demonstrate issues or items in normal, understandable ways impressed us the most as a new customer.Top Flight's office staff has been equally helpful. Christina, in particular, has been exceptionally helpful with all our new customer setups and arrangements.We highly recommend that Top Flight be included in anyone's short-list of an Honest and Polite Customer-Focused service from a well-established local firm.
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
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Isiah and Tyler were out to service our furnace yesterday. Very knowledgeable and personable technicians. They explain the service they did and the service contract very well. It was a please having these fellows out for servicing our furnace.
Rox King
Rox King
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Isaiah was professional and courteous. Took time to explain things.
Melissa Stone
Melissa Stone
1704330719
Average. (I don't give extra stars to companies who demonstrate basic professionalism in being on time or having reasonable customer service). This company is VERY EXPENSIVE! They offer a discount to customers to "become members," which makes their service (which includes way more service than I want or need) appear cheaper by charging smaller monthly payments which add up to much more over a year than others charge for 2 annual maintenance checks. ($420/year for an 1800 sf house, compared to $180/year for the same sized house in Maryland.) This monthly payment plan makes it very difficult to track what service is already paid for and what is being prepaid. Thus they have pioneered a way to keep their hand in your wallet for months after the service has already been provided. No thanks. I don't buy it. They did allow me to cancel -which is apparently unusual for them- although they did not provide a refund for payments I made already for service that I won't get.
Mike Davison
Mike Davison
1703345015
What can I say.....BEST HVAC COMPANY EVER! Since moving to this area I have be unable to find a company to actually listen to me and do proper work. Upon a recommendation from a friend I tried this company out and I was not disappointed. Ryan was extremely professional in diagnosing and fixing my issue. He made the whole process easy and as painless as possible. He gave me many options on new systems and even informed me on state and federal rebates in our area. Isaiah is an excellent technician who loves this work and really did an amazing job. He is also by far the most polite server provider I've ever had in my house period. Taylor rounded out this trio and made this an amazing experience. I'd recommend this company to anyone who doesn't want to be pressured by pushy sales people, "know it all" technicians, and "I know better than you" owners.
kimberly mery
kimberly mery
1703192400
Had another company come out said I need a new unit. Called Top Flight for a 2nd opinion.. from the customer service on the phone and Ryan who came out I can say I cried... honest reliable friendly and caring. Ryan fixed the issue and I couldn't be happier. Definitely got a customer for life. Thank you Thank you Thank you. A million stars if I could. 😁
Glenn Williams
Glenn Williams
1703188664
Excellent service
duran yanez
duran yanez
1703170445
Top Flight completed my project yesterday and did a wonderful job. They kept clear lines of communication along the way, and the price I was quoted is what I paid. When it came to the day of installation, Isaiah and his crew were on time, polite, and came ready to work. It was a two day install and they got the job done.
Dennis Taylor
Dennis Taylor
1702651510
Isaiah Barnes is an excellent technician. He explained everything he did and was friendly and thorough. I would highly recommend him.
Joan Karasinski
Joan Karasinski
1702576176
Ryan from Top Flight is Terrific!He is a TRUE PROFESSIONAL!!We have been a customer for years and highly recommend Top Flight.THANK YOU!Joan and Tom
W hoop
W hoop
1702499536
One of the only companies in the county you can trust to do a honest job in the hvac industry. I had three companies out to try and fix my issue and they either failed to diagnose it properly or lied and said it was an expensive repair in order to upsell a brand new unit. Isaiah quickly identified a bare wire shorting out against a copper pipe in the fan unit and fixed it charging me the proper amount for the service . He is a young smart and determined technician, but most of all he is honest.
Ron Marra
Ron Marra
1702219848
This company is great and has great reviews i haven't had any problems with them however 1 very big tip do not deal with these company's that have no reviews because they have so many bad reviews that they won't list any at all i got ripped off twice by these company's that come in an hour and so on, so i stuck with this company and very satisfied.
Susan J. Martin
Susan J. Martin
1701888476
Very satisfied! Will not use anyone else!!!!if I could do 10 stars, I would!!!!!!
Rob Vogl
Rob Vogl
1701711344
In a nutshell, this company is fantastic!If you're still reading I'm going to elaborate on just why that is. We opened a new small business here in Lewes, DE and when we went seeking a local company to take care of our system they came highly recommended. Ryan reached out to me directly on Facebook to introduce himself and the team. Vey quickly he set me up with Taylor who got the ball rolling. She listened to what we were looking for and sent Mike out to have a look. He was professional and knowledgable in his diagnosis of our newly installed system. For no charge they told me what needed to be repaired and we set a day to do so. Mike and Josh came back (sooner than the appointment time I might add) and did a thorough job gettin our system up and running. Ryan and I talked again about the work and he gave us a very fair price.I am now a subscribing customer and intend to be so long as we are doing business here. I have nothing but great things to say about the entire experience and strongly recommend this team to any business in the state!
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