Ecobee is a thermostats that replaces your old thermostat to make your home cooler and smarter!
Installing Ecobee isn’t hard if you are not new to the whole taking your thermostat off and rerouting the wires to a new thermostat. If you are new then things could get a bit hard for you. If your thermostat doesn’t have a C-wire then it can get a bit harder to do. Depending on how new your thermostat and what wires it takes can differ how much work you need to put in to installing the Ecobee.
Ecobee is meant “For homes with more than one room” the Ecobee come with one sensor, (you can buy more, if needed) the sensor is meant to be put in a different room/floor for a more accurate temperature in your home. Most thermostats just tell the temperature of the room the thermostat is in.
Ecobee works with Apple’s “HomeKit.” HomeKit is “HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. You can enable users to discover HomeKit accessories in their home and configure them, or you can create actions to control those devices. Users can group actions together and trigger them using Siri.” So you can ask Siri commands like “What’s the temperature in my house?” or “Set my thermostat to 72 degrees.” Commands like those will trigger Siri to tell you the temperature, etc.
Ecobee is SUPER smart! Ecobee so smart it can do these amazing things:
Wireless Remote Sensors: Ordinary thermostats only read the temperature in one room, but are supposed to deliver comfort in all rooms. ecobee3 remote sensors deliver the right temperature in the rooms that matter most.
Home IQ: Home IQTM shows you how much energy you conserved each month and gives you valuable insight into your heating and cooling equipment. It’s like a home energy audit at no additional cost!
Free Cooling: In homes with whole house fans or ventilators, ecobee3 will recognize the temperature difference on cool summer evenings and will use the outside air to cool down your home instead of the air conditioner.
AC Dehumidifier: ecobee3 can use your air conditioner to lower indoor humidity in the absence of a dehumidifier.
Smart Home/Away: If your ecobee3 senses that you are home during a scheduled Away period, or away during a scheduled Home period, it will automatically adjust your schedule to optimize for comfort or savings.
Alerts & Reminders: ecobee3 is constantly monitoring your equipment performance and will send you an alert if anything is not working or working sub-optimally. Similarly, ecobee3 can send you service reminders to help you maintain your equipment.
Follow Me: Use Follow Me to control your comfort by averaging the temperature of the selected sensors that detect motion or all of the selected sensors in your home. The sensor participation settings give you real-time visibility and granular control of your sensors!
and much more features!
Ecobee on the go!
“With the ecobee3 mobile app you can monitor and control your ecobee smart thermostats from anywhere, anytime. The app layout matches the home screen of your thermostat, making it easy to understand and use.” –ecobee