(Pocket-lint) – Amazon showcased its own smart heating thermostat in September at a product showcase. Called the Amazon Smart Thermostat, it offers control of heating and air conditioning systems for less than many competitors. Better yet, you can now buy the thermostat from Amazon on sale.
Initially priced at $ 59.99 at US launch, the Energy Star Certified Thermostat now costs $ 47.99, which means it has already received its very first price reduction. It is not known exactly when the thermostat was activated, but it appears that there was no discount during Black Friday.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat is easy to install and compatible with “most” existing 24V HVAC systems from multiple manufacturers.
It can be controlled by Alexa voice commands through a separate activated device and can be programmed using Hunches. This means that Alexa can be configured to have a “hunch” that you are away from home, so that your heating can be reduced to avoid wasting energy and money, for example.
Amazon also sells reduced lots of its thermostat. One combines the thermostat with a Fourth-generation Echo Dot for $ 77.98 (usually $ 109.98). Another adds a Second Generation Echo Show 5 for $ 92.98 (usually $ 144.98). However, both lots may not arrive until Christmas.
For an overview of the best smart thermostats available, check out the Pocket-lint guide:
Written by Maggie Tillman.