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Best Thermostats for Airbnb

Automatically adjusting your thermostat based on Airbnb reservations and occupancy can make a large impact on your energy bill. At Seam, we have tested hundreds of different thermostats. We also happen to have thousands of Airbnb hosts using our thermostat integrations through their PMS. This gives us a unique perspective on the best thermostats for Airbnb hosts and this guide is an attempt at sharing this knowledge. Note that we left out Nest thermostats from this ranking as their current integration policy prevents integration into hosting tools.

Table of Content

1 — Thermostats Feature Overview

Covers the must-have smart thermostats features for Airbnb hosts

2 — Compatible PMS Software

A list of STR software that can automate your thermostat use based on reservations

3 — Recommended Thermostats

A complete list of devices recommended by Seam's team

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Recommended Features

The first thing we generally look up when reviewing a thermostat is whether it is connected to the internet. We also pay close attention to its climate-control modes to see it's able to automatically minimize energy use when requested, as well as keep room temperature within a specific range automatically.

Remote Control

You should be able to remotely control your thermostat from anywhere. This nearly always implies that your smart locks has a direct connection to the internet or is connected to a nearby hub.

Eco Mode

This feature lets your thermostat automatically adjust to the most energy efficient temperature while ensuring that your property is protected from extreme heat or cold.

Auto Mode

We generally prefer thermostats that are able to automatically adjust the heating or cooling mode based on a temperature range. This removes the need to occassionally switch hvac mode.

Electricity Powered

Many smart thermostats now have the ability to 'steal' power from the control wires to your HVAC system. This ensures that they can run indefinitely without the need to change batteries.

Recommended Locks for Airbnb

Lastly, find below a list of recommended smart locks for Airbnb hosts. We have selected these locks based on their reliability, feature set, ease of use, and compatibility with major PMSs.

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Bosch BCC50 Thermostat

Model ID:

Seam Status:
PLANNED
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The Bosch Connected Control BCC50 Wi-Fi Thermostat is a feature-rich thermostat designed to provide convenient control over your HVAC systems. With a 2.8" non-touch LCD screen and 5 back-lit touch buttons, it offers a user-friendly interface. It supports up to 2 heat/2 cool stages for conventional systems and up to 3 heat/2 cool stages for heat pump systems. The thermostat is compatible with accessory units such as humidifiers or dehumidifiers. It supports multiple modes including heat, cool, auto, and emergency heat. The Wi-Fi connectivity enables remote control and monitoring through the Bosch Connected Control app. The thermostat also supports active and passive dehumidification without the need for external relays. With its reliable performance, compatibility, and convenient features, the BCC50 thermostat offers an enhanced HVAC control experience.

Color Variants:

White

Features:
Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Heat Pump

Compatible with heat pump systems

Occupancy Detection

Indicates if someone is present

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

Emergency Heating

Can turn on emergency heating mode

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ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced

Model ID:

Seam Status:
LIVE
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The Ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced is a game-changing smart thermostat that brings together advanced features and stylish design. With ENERGY STAR certification, it delivers up to 26%* savings on heating and cooling costs. Control your home's temperature from anywhere using your iOS or Android device, and enjoy the convenience of pre-cooling or pre-heating before you arrive. Equipped with radar occupancy sensing and SmartSensor compatibility (sold separately), it ensures personalized comfort and optimized energy savings. Its sleek touchscreen display, seamless integration with popular smart home ecosystems, and eco-friendly practices make it the ultimate choice for enhanced comfort and efficiency.

Color Variants:

Black

Features:
Seam API Compatible

Control using the Seam API

Seam Dashboard Compatible

Manage with Seam Dashboard

Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Eco

Has minimal energy use mode

Heat Pump

Compatible with heat pump systems

Occupancy Detection

Indicates if someone is present

Demand Response

Supports utility rush hour rebates

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

Emergency Heating

Can turn on emergency heating mode

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Nest Learning Thermostat Third Generation

Model ID:

T3008US

Seam Status:
BETA
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The third generation Nest takes the smart thermostat concept to new heights with its sleek and refined design. It features a larger, high-resolution display that seamlessly blends into any home decor. The display is not only touch-sensitive but also capable of showing additional information, such as weather forecasts and energy usage reports. The third generation Nest introduces Farsight, a feature that uses sensors to detect your presence from a distance, allowing the display to light up and show you the time or temperature as you approach. It also supports advanced integrations with smart home platforms, enabling you to control the thermostat with voice commands through devices like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. With its elegant aesthetics and intelligent features, the third generation Nest is the epitome of cutting-edge home climate control technology.

Color Variants:

Stainless Steel

Features:
Seam API Compatible

Control using the Seam API

Seam Dashboard Compatible

Manage with Seam Dashboard

Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Eco

Has minimal energy use mode

Heat Pump

Compatible with heat pump systems

Occupancy Detection

Indicates if someone is present

Demand Response

Supports utility rush hour rebates

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

Emergency Heating

Can turn on emergency heating mode

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LUX KONO Smart Pro Thermostat

Model ID:

Seam Status:
PLANNED
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The Lux KONO Pro Smart Thermostat offers a range of smart features, including geofencing for automatic savings, smart scheduling with estimated utility costs, and smart tips for savings and seasonality. It supports IAQ fan integration for improved indoor air quality and is capable of demand/response utility programs. The thermostat is compatible with iOS and Android apps and can be connected to popular platforms like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. With its sleek design and customizable covers, it seamlessly blends into any home decor. The Lux KONO Pro Smart Thermostat is compatible with various heating and cooling systems and can be powered by a C wire or the included PowerBridge. With its user-friendly interface and advanced features, it provides a convenient and efficient way to manage your home's climate while maximizing comfort and energy savings.

Color Variants:

Midnight Black

Features:
Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Eco

Has minimal energy use mode

Heat Pump

Compatible with heat pump systems

Occupancy Detection

Indicates if someone is present

Demand Response

Supports utility rush hour rebates

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

Emergency Heating

Can turn on emergency heating mode

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Sinopé Smart Wi-Fi low voltage heating thermostat

Model ID:

TH1400WF

Seam Status:
PLANNED
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The Smart Wi-Fi low voltage heating thermostat by Sinopé Technologies is a versatile and feature-rich thermostat designed for controlling various heating devices. With compatibility across platforms like Neviweb, Apple Home, SmartThings, Assistant Google, and Amazon Alexa, it offers seamless integration into smart home ecosystems. The thermostat can be conveniently controlled through the Neviweb app and supports voice commands with popular voice assistants. It enables users to create personalized scenes, set schedules, and monitor energy consumption in real-time. The thermostat features a backlit display, temperature control for both floor and ambient settings, and an auxiliary output for controlling additional heating devices. With its Wi-Fi connectivity and intuitive functionalities, the Smart Wi-Fi low voltage heating thermostat provides a convenient and efficient solution for managing and optimizing heating in residential spaces.

Color Variants:

White

Features:
Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

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Honeywell T6 Pro Smart Thermostat Multi-stage 2 Heat/2 Cool

Model ID:

TH6220WF2006/U

Seam Status:
PLANNED
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The T6 Pro Smart Thermostat by Honeywell Home is a connected and adaptable thermostat that offers home comfort control from anywhere. With its WiFi capabilities, you can easily view and change temperature settings using the accompanying app. The thermostat features a 7-day programming option and can also respond automatically to your lifestyle and schedule. It is designed to work with the heating stages of your existing system, making it a versatile choice. The T6 Pro is ENERGY STAR® certified and can learn your preferred comfort levels over time, helping you save energy. It also supports geofencing, allowing you to save energy while you're away. The thermostat integrates with popular smart home ecosystems like Apple HomeKit and Amazon Echo, and it can be controlled using voice commands. With its sleek design and user-friendly interface, the T6 Pro Smart Thermostat is a reliable and efficient choice for managing your home's temperature.

Color Variants:

White

Features:
Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Heat Pump

Compatible with heat pump systems

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

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Trane XL824 Thermostat

Model ID:

Seam Status:
PLANNED
Connection:

wifi

Description:

The XL824 Thermostat from Trane is a cutting-edge smart thermostat that offers precise control over your home's heating, cooling, and air quality systems. With its sleek design and advanced features, it provides exceptional comfort and energy efficiency. The XL824 Thermostat is compatible with most traditional HVAC systems, allowing you to optimize your home's temperature and indoor air quality. It features a colorful touchscreen display and smart connectivity, enabling you to conveniently manage and monitor your home's climate from anywhere using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. With its real-time diagnostics and the ability to control additional devices using Z-Wave technology, the XL824 Thermostat offers a comprehensive solution for smart home comfort.

Color Variants:

Silver

Features:
Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

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Sensibo Sensibo Air

Model ID:

Seam Status:
PLANNED
Connection:

wifi

Description:

Sensibo Air is the next generation of smart cooling and heating, offering unparalleled comfort and efficiency. With its sleeker and smaller design, this smart AC controller allows you to control your air conditioner from anywhere using your phone. It features advanced capabilities such as automatic on/off functionality based on your geo-location, smart temperature settings, and 7-day scheduling. The device is compatible with Apple HomeKit and integrates seamlessly with voice assistants like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri. With the Sensibo Air, you can monitor the temperature and humidity remotely, saving energy through 7-day scheduling, geo-fencing, and filter cleaning alerts. Installation is quick and easy, and the controller works with over 10,000 models of air conditioners and heat pumps. With its open API and compatibility with room sensors, Sensibo Air empowers you to make your AC smart and enjoy personalized climate control in your home.

Color Variants:

White

Features:
Heating

Can turn on heating mode

Cooling

Can turn on AC mode

Fan

Can turn on fan mode

Eco

Has minimal energy use mode

Heat Pump

Compatible with heat pump systems

Occupancy Detection

Indicates if someone is present

Schedules

Program recurring climate schedules

Humidity Sensor

Monitors humidity levels

Temperature Sensor

Monitors temperature

Best Practices

To get started, check your door and make sure that it will be compatible with which ever smartlock you purchase. Use the installation manual and cut sheet to determine this.

Once installed, refer to your PMSs instruction to link your smartlock with your PMS. Most likely, your PMS is using Seam to connect this device securely and reliably.

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