What is the Best Z-Wave Thermostat?
The best Z-Wave thermostat is the Honeywell T6 Z-Wave Thermostat. We consider the T6 to be the best smart thermostat on the market today. This is due to its simple installation process and easy-to-navigate menus. As a result, the Honeywell T6 is the perfect smart thermostat for DIY users.
One of the main draws to the Honeywell T6 is its ability to operate without receiving common power from a C-wire. Instead, the device can operate using battery power only. However, if the device is running strictly on battery power, then other Z-Wave devices will not be able "hop" through the T6 Thermostat as part of the mesh network. This can be important to remember when planning a Z-Wave network.
By not having to connect with a C-wire, the T6 thermostat is much easier and safer for DIY users to install. The installer won't have to worry about connecting any electrical wires, and they will only have to provide a basic wire connection from the HVAC unit to the thermostat. The device will simply replace the existing thermostat on the wall, and the included mounting equipment helps facilitate a clean installation.
As far as performance goes, the T6 Thermostat is second-to-none. It offers simple interface, and its menus are easy to navigate. Users won't feel intimidated by its easy to understand layout. And as a Z-Wave device, the T6 can be integrated with smart scenes so that it activate automatically based on a set schedule or with predetermined system events.
And contrary to popular belief, the T6 does not have to be used with a Honeywell System. It can be used with virtually any Z-Wave controller, including alarm systems like the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and 2GIG GC3. Even though the T6 is manufactured by Honeywell, it can still be used with the Alarm.com service if that's what the alarm system uses.
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