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Connected home products have become increasingly popular, and smart thermostats are no exception. Unlike traditional thermostats, a smart thermostat lets you control your home’s heating and air conditioning systems remotely, or you can set it and forget it. Black Forest Plumbing sells and installs smart thermostats from top brands like ecobee and Honeywell. 

We serve commercial and residential customers in Aurora, Newmarket and the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today for more information about our products and services.

Benefits Of Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are a technological leap from manual and even programmable thermostats. Here are five reasons to upgrade to a smart thermostat.

  • Improve comfort. Over time, a smart thermostat learns what temperatures you like based on how you adjust it day-to-day. Once it learns your habits, it establishes a custom schedule, automatically setting the temperatures to fit your lifestyle.

  • Save money. Unlike traditional thermostats, a smart thermostat can automatically optimize your home’s heating and cooling systems according to your schedule. It can automatically adjust to energy-saving temperatures when you’re asleep or away, saving you money.

  • Stay up to date. Many smart thermostat models send push notifications to your smartphone, alerting you to sudden changes in humidity or reminding you to replace your furnace filter. They can also provide weekly and monthly data, taking the guesswork out of your energy consumption.

  • Precise control. Smart thermostats let you control your heating and cooling system through your smartphone, computer or tablet from anywhere in the world. If you’re on holiday, you can program the system to start up ahead of your return so you arrive at a comfortable home.

Our Smart Thermostats

We carry a wide selection of smart thermostats from industry-leading brands like Honeywell and ecobee. Both brands are ENERGY STAR® certified, which means they meet strict efficiency specifications and perform better than standard products. Here’s an overview of some of these brands’ amazing features.


All ecobee thermostats are thoughtfully designed with features that bring you comfort at home. Here are a few:

  • Controllable from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch

  • Integrates seamlessly with all leading smart home ecosystems, including Alexa Built-in, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Samsung SmartThings

  • Learns your routine and recommends personalized changes for optimal energy savings

  • Alerts you to events like sudden temperature drops or spikes that could cause damage to your home

Moreover, unlike other systems that require the purchase of expensive stand-alone equipment, ecobee smart thermostats can double as your home security hub.



Honeywell carries various innovative Wi-Fi thermostat models. Here’s a look at some of their most impressive functionalities:

  • Accessible via smartphone or tablet from anywhere

  • Automatically identifies weather patterns and adjusts your indoor temperature

  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Cortana and Hey Google

  • Provides monthly reports and personalized tips for reducing your energy usage

Honeywell’s Wi-Fi thermostats are customizable, intuitive and perfect for individuals on a budget.

Smart Thermostat Compatibility

Although smart thermostats are compatible with most HVAC systems, here are some things to check before purchasing one.

  • Voltage. If your thermostat is currently labelled 120V or 110V, you may need a professional to adjust your wiring. Most smart thermostats require a 24V system.

  • Wiring. Smart thermostats usually need a C-wire for continuous power to keep the Wi-Fi connection. This is common in most modern homes but not all. If you don’t have a C-Wire, contact Black Forest Plumbing to arrange installation.

Installing a smart thermostat requires making electrical connections and setting up connected components. Black Forest Plumbing’s comprehensive installation services let you avoid the trial and error of doing it yourself.

Smart Thermostat Installation and Repair Services

When you’re ready to replace your thermostat, trust Black Forest Plumbing to do it right. Our team can advise you on our smart thermostat products, so you can decide which is best for your home. Wherever you are in the GTA, we can install, repair and maintain your unit to ensure total home comfort. Contact us today to learn more about our services.



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