Last updated: 9/3/2016
Once you’ve adjusted the temperature just by talking to your Amazon Echo, it’s hard to go back to the barbaric old ways of using an app or a dial. Look for the words “Works With Alexa” to find smart thermostats that you can control through your Amazon Echo or Amazon Tap speakers.
Example Alexa smart thermostat commands
- “Alexa, set the bedroom temperature to 65 degrees”
- “Alexa, raise the temperature by 4 degrees.”
- “Alexa, set the ‘thermostat name’ to 75 degrees”
Manufacturer-specific Alexa commands:
Smart thermostats that work with Amazon Echo (Alexa)
As of September 2016, the following smart thermostats can take orders via your Amazon Echo’s Alexa:
Ecobee3 (Works with Alexa)
Long our overall top-pick, the ecobee3 smart thermostat uses individual “room sensors” to detect motion and temperature on a room-by-room basis, helping put an end to chronically under-heated or under-cooled rooms. With Alexa integration, all you have to say is “Alexa, set the temperature to 72” and ecobee3 can take it from there.
Emerson Sensi (Works with Alexa)
The Emerson Sensi is far easier on the budget than most smart thermostats, but not much lighter on features. It even runs without a C-wire in many systems, making it a popular alternative for homes that lack the wiring to run some of the fancier touch-screen thermostats.
With added Alexa support, the Sensi continues to keep up with its pricier brethren .
Nest Learning Thermostat (Works with Alexa)
It’s the granddaddy of the smart thermostat family with its iconic click-wheel design and bright circular interface. Nest Learning Thermostat’s claim to fame has always been its “hands off” ease of use (you don’t even have to program the thing, it just tries to “learn” your schedule on its own), and that ease of use just got even easier with Alexa integration.
Honeywell RTH9580WF Smart Touchscreen Thermostat (Works with Alexa)
Honeywell’s answer to the Nest, the RTH9580WF (wish they gave it a catchier name!) features a beautiful, high resolution touch screen and more nuanced control over your HVAC system and schedules than the Nest does. It’s been on the market for a while, but that doesn’t mean Honeywell hasn’t been keeping it up to date with new things like Alexa support.
More WiFi thermostats that work with Alexa
We haven’t reviewed these thermostats, but they also have Alexa integration so check ’em out.