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    Ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Smart thermostats have been around for a few years, and each year, they keep getting more advanced, most of them now able to predict and learn your styles and habits so you can be more energy efficient and save money on utilities. The latest Ecobee Smart Thermostat is no exception. In fact, it does something the other competition doesn’t. Its learning curve is tremendously shorter, and it can collect data from multiple rooms. 

    The Ecobee comes out of the box already pre-programmed. Most people are in bed and asleep between 11:30pm and 6am, so the Ecobee comes with that schedule as a default, saving you the time of having to teach it when you’re home and when you’re away. And reprogramming the schedule is a breeze.

    Additionally, the way it measures various room temperatures is genius. The Ecobee can calibrate such that it can get to the ideal temperature for the entire house by adjusting levels according to a distributed sensor network. Just place the sensors where you most want them to collect data, connect them to the Ecobee, and it’ll begin learning the habits of your HVAC system and ensuring you get the right temperature every time.

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    With the Ecobee, you can program it from your phone as well, re-configuring it on the fly, and even use it as a smart screen for your weather related needs as you’re heading out the door. The Ecobee with a full sensor network will run you a little over $300, but your energy bill will realize savings immediately. 

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    David Novak
    David Novak
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