Ecobee SmartThermostat Benefits

Published on: July 30, 2020
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Benefits of Ecobee SmartThermostat

Independent reviewers regularly rank the Ecobee SmartThermostat as one of the best smart thermostats on the market today. Just about any smart thermostat review, you find will have the Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control listed as the editor’s choice. With good reason.  The benefits of the Ecobee SmartThermostat are vast.  Here we review some of the key benefits that make the Ecobee SmartThermostat one of the most highly ranked and versatile options available today.

Reduces Energy Bills

The Ecobee’s ENERGY STAR® approved technology can save you up to 23% on your annual heating and cooling costs. By detecting occupancy levels and therefore adjusting the temperature accordingly, you conserve energy. 

If you’re a data person, the Home IQ analysis tool can record and also analyze your HVAC consumption for a full 18 months. Detailed charts and reporting allow you to adjust consumption and also make upgrades to improve efficiency and reduce energy bills. 

Controls Temperature in Hard to Heat and Cool Rooms

The ecobee SmartThermostat uses remote sensors to help control temperatures in hard to heat and also hard to cool rooms.  Place the remote sensors in challenging rooms, and the ecobee also tweaks the overall temperature setting to ensure every room in your home is comfortable.  Not just where your thermostat is located.

Easy and Convenient to Use

With the Ecobee SmartThermostat, you can issue voice commands from across the room.  You can also control remotely from your smartphone. 

Built-in Alexa Functionality

The Ecobee SmartThermostat has built-in Alexa functionality.  Therefore with the advanced Alexa voice control, you command your thermostat to execute several tasks:

  • Play your Spotify music (directly from the thermostat or also stream to a speaker).
  • Relay the news.
  • Check the weather.
  • Control your home’s smart lights and also Adjust the temperature.

Broad Compatibility

The backplate of the Ecobee SmartThermostat has 12 terminals to connect your thermostat to a full range of HVAC accessories: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and also air ventilation devices. 

As mentioned above, the Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice has Alexa built-in.  However, it also works seamlessly with a variety of other smart devices: 

  • Apple® HomeKit®
  • Google® Assistant
  • Samsung® SmartThings®.
Elegant Design

The Ecobee SmartThermostat comes as a 3.5-inch glossy black square. It looks like an oversized Apple watch with rounded edges. The glass touch screen offers a color display panel and also color icons. This will help you locate the settings, reminders, vacation controls, and also the weather quickly.

Ready to Install a new Thermostat in Your Home?

The Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice is compatible with a wide range of central HVAC systems.  The detailed installation guide makes it easy to install if you are comfortable working with electrical wires.  If not, an HVAC professional can handle the installation for you. At AC Southeast ® we can also  locate an HVAC professional near you.