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If you want smart temperature control without breaking the bank, you might want to take a look Amazon Smart Thermostat, currently on sale for $42. That’s 30 percent off the $60 retail price, matching an all-time low. Given that the thermostat is much cheaper than its big-name competitors, even when it’s not on sale, this Black Friday deal provides unparalleled bang for your buck.


Amazon’s thermostat is missing some bells and whistles. For example, it does not have a built-in microphone and speaker or support for remote sensors. It also doesn’t work with Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit. But if Alexa is already your smart home platform of choice, Amazon’s thermostat is an extremely inexpensive option that works with most existing 24V HVAC (the most common for residential systems).

For an entry-level offering, it offers a surprisingly sleek and modern design. Its rounded rectangle shape is similar to ecobee offerings, while its color scheme echoes Google Nest products.

Amazon has partnered with Honeywell Home for the thermostat, which lets you create routines, set temperatures manually (including remotely), or let Alexa handle it for you. Plus, it’s Energy Star certified, and Amazon claims it can save you about $50 on your energy bills each year. Once you’ve signed up, Amazon will even send you an email detailing available discounts from local energy suppliers.

Installation should be easy, but Amazon includes a “compatibility check” tutorial on the product page that walks you through various details to make sure it will work. One important point to check is whether your existing thermostat setup has a C-wire. If not, you’ll want to choose package which includes an adapter.

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