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Ecobee 4 Thermostat

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  • You’d like help installing this product and doing a hookup with other networked devices in your house.
  • You’re interested in getting the most out of this product, especially by linking it to smart speakers in your home.
  • You’re looking for more information about the features of a range of smart thermostats so that you can make the best choice for your home and family.
ecobee4 The Ecobee 4 Thermostat does for home climate what mesh networking technology did for WiFi. In a nutshell, instead of sensing temperature at just one or two points in your home, it’s capable of analyzing temperatures throughout your whole house. It’s an innovative idea, but does the product actually deliver in terms of increased comfort? Let’s look into that right now. Multiple rooms

Key Features of the Ecobee 4 Thermostat

Packaged with wireless remote sensors that can be placed around the house, The Ecoboee’s whole home sensing will allow you to enjoy more consistent temperature in every room. Select which sensors feed information back to the Ecobee and it will adjust your HVAC system to balance the climate based on the average temperature reading of each device. It undoubtedly works. It requires a little more effort at installation but if you place a high priority on getting a solid dose of the Winter comfies, this has to be one of the best products on the market. You also get a really solid piece of tech in terms of user-friendliness. Download the Ecobee mobile app (Android and iOS) to change your settings and adjust the temperature while on the move. Maybe you left the house in a scramble for your vacation. Select “vacation mode” on your app and Ecobee will lower the temperature so that the heating or air conditioning doesn’t run as frequently. Finally, the Ecobee is no slouch in helping you lower your energy bills. Connected to the web, the Ecobee routinely monitors the weather forecast. The weather impact algorithm uses this information to make smart decisions about when and how often your system should be running. With these clever tools on your side, you can expect annual average savings of around 23% on your energy bill. Not too shabby! If you’re a data geek, dive deeper into your usage history with the Home IQ System Reports. Usage patterns   You’ll find all the granular data you need relating to usage patterns based on instances of time like day, week, and month.

How Smart Home Friendly Is This Product?

OK, this is where things get weird (but in a completely cool way). The Ecobee 4 doesn’t just incorporate full connectivity options with smart speakers like Alexa, it also doubles down as an extra access point for accessing Alexa technology! You got that right! This thermostat will function as an Alexa drone, if you will, fulfilling everyday voice commands. This includes setting a timer, playing music on your connected speaker, even adding items to your shopping list. So yeah. This device is absolutely smart home friendly, and in fact, pushes the envelope by acting as an access point for your ecosystem of smart home products. Ecobee definitely wins points for next level niftiness.
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Questions nerds often hear about Ecobee 4 Thermostat

How many sensors are included? Can I buy extra?

The Ecobee 4 includes 1 remote sensor.

If you have a big home and require extra, you can purchase more in packs of 2.

I own an older model of the Ecobee. Will my sensors still work with the Ecobee 4?

Yes, although you will have to “reset” them by removing the batteries and reinstalling them again on the Ecobee panel.

What devices are compatible with the Ecobee 4?

The Ecobee can sync with the following popular devices:

  • Amazon Alex
  • Google Home
  • Apple HomeKit
  • Samsung SmartThings

It’s also compatible with the IFTTT programming language, which allows it to work with many other smart home hubs and hardware.