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What is the best Z-Wave Thermostat?


Optimising your energy bill should be a top priority as a Smart Home user, you want to keep your house warm but not spend more money? A Z-Wave thermostat is the way to do it.

Using the latest technology you can create a system which detects the temperature in your house and automatically turns your heating on/off, this results in less energy consumption and if done correctly, a much lower electricity bill!

We have plenty of articles on Smart Thermostats, including pre-built ecosystems like Nest. However, most of them are not fully customisable or compatable with other systems.

If your Smart Home uses a Z-Wave controller, this list of products will help you find the perfect Z-Wave thermostat for your home. I’ll break down in a series of small reviews the pros and cons of each Z-Wave Thermostat.

The TWO top selections

These are both Z-Wave controllers we recommend, I’ve done countless research online to pick these and asked in a few of the Facebook groups I’m in (Definitely check them out). Let me know your thoughts in the comments about this selection.

Z-WAVE SMRT THRMSTAT by GoControl

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Z-WAVE SMRT THRMSTAT by GoControl

This little device has a ton of features which just work together, no issues, no fuss. This device works with Amazon Alexa and a majority of Z-Wave Hub Systems. It doesn’t support Z-Wave Plus as of the moment, so hold off if this is a selling point for you.

Whilst it does advertise it works with all Z-Wave hubs, take that with a pinch of salt.

Secure Electronic Room Thermostat Temperature Sensor

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Secure Electronic Room Thermostat Temperature Sensor

Which this device looks a lot more ancient, it literally just does the job. It’s a Z-Wave Plus thermostat that allows you to control your temperature wirelessly.

HOWEVER, there are some downsides, this thermostat has no instructions, so definitely make sure you’re ready to get angry when setting up.

Schwaiger ZHD01 Wall Thermostat Wi-Fi Z-Wave Protocol

Schwaiger ZHD01 Wall Thermostat Wi-Fi Z-Wave Protocol

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

There’s really not a lot to say about this device other than it works, it doesn’t use Z-Wave Plus BUT it isn’t flimsy, it looks pretty good despite the analogue looking display.

Schwaiger, the manufacturers actually make quite a lot of good products for Smart Home enthusiasts. From Z-Wave wall Switch’s to Detection Sensors. Their reputation is fairly positive, even if they’re not very well known.

Pros:

  • Sleek and Clean design
  • Sturdy design
  • Easy to control

Cons:

  • No Z-wave plus
  • Not a lot of support

TKB TZ1036 Thermostat for Floor Heating

TKB TZ1036 Thermostat for Floor Heating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I’ve addeds this because a lot of users look for Z-Wave Thermostats that also work for underfloor heating, this device is actually pretty good but does require you to connect a floor sensor directly to the device.

To confirm, you can also use this for ceiling heating as well, despite the nametag.

Pros:

  • Sleek and clean design
  • Easy to set up

Cons:

  • Buttons feel fragile
  • Requires floor sensor

Z-Wave Heatit Thermostat

What is the best Z-Wave Thermostat?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This Thermostat is extremely basic, it’s fairly similar to the phoebe-MA Thermostat, however the aesthetic is entirely different. It offers a temperature limit, weekly program settings and the ability to control underfloor heating.

Heatit, who manufacture this device are another smaller company, however, they do also create their own Scene Controller and Z-Relay.

Conclusion – Why are there no all-in-one amazing Z-Wave Thermostats?

Sadly, I can’t answer this. I have no idea why the Z-Wave Thermostats cost so much yet don’t offer a wide range of features. This only confirms for me why Thermostats like the Nest Thermostat exists as it can capture the audience of users who don’t wish to DIY their Smart Home.

An ultimate guide on the Nest Thermostat

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