Home automation is in vogue but it has gone beyond being just a fad it was until a few years ago. Home automation is a practical choice. A smart speaker is not just convenient to use but it simplifies many aspects of modern life. For instance, you can automate and gain remote and wireless access to your HVAC system using a smart speaker. Voice controls are not a luxury anymore. However, you will need a smart speaker that is compatible with your HVAC or vice versa.
If you are considering buying a smart speaker, find out whether or not your HVAC is going to be compatible with it. If you are considering a new HVAC unit and you already have a smart speaker, assess the compatibility to make the right decision. Let us quickly check out the compatibility of popular HVACs with bestselling smart speakers.
Bryant Housewise Wi-Fi Thermostat is compatible with Amazon Echo and Apple Homekit. It can also work with devices powered by Alexa. Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat has the same compatibility. Ecobee 3 Lite is compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple Homekit, Cortana, wink, Samsung Smart Things and IFTTT. Compatibility with so many smart speakers definitely makes the Ecobee 3 Lite more desirable but do consider the other features, including learning capabilities and the actual controls you can access through voice. Ecobee 4 is compatible with all the smart speakers as its predecessor and it also has an integrated Alexa speaker and hub.
Emerson Sensi is compatible with Google Home, Amazon Echo and Wink. There are other Sensi models that can be accessed using Apple Homekit too. Johnson Controls GLAS Smart Thermostat has integrated Microsoft Cortana speaker and hub. It also works with Amazon Echo and Google Home. You may also get any other smart speaker powered by Alexa. Hive Heating and Cooling Pack is compatible with Google Home and Amazon Echo. Honeywell Smart Color 7 Day Programmable Thermostat is compatible with Google Home, Amazon Echo and IFTTT. Honeywell Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Thermostat works with Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple Homekit.
Honeywell Lyric T5 works with Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings, Apple Homekit and Google Home. Idevices Thermostat is compatible with Amazon Echo, Apple Homekit and Google Home. Insteon Smart Thermostat can be hooked with Amazon Echo but it needs Insteon Hub. Lennox Icomfort E30 works with Apple Homekit and Amazon Echo. Nest Learning Thermostat can be controlled with Google Home, Amazon Echo and IFTTT.