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Ecobee Smart Thermostats: What You Need To Know

When you think of a thermostat, what do you think of? It is 2020 after all, but when your author thinks of one the first thing that comes to mind is a little box with a single-color display. This little box has an UP button and a DOWN button. Maybe it can even use scheduling to set a specific temperature at different times of day.

Those types of thermostats can be perfect—depending on your needs and budget—and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with going simple!

But smart thermostats like ecobee take things to the next level… and they can save you money, too.

Why Choose Ecobee For Your Smart Thermostat?

This is why we partner with Ecobee for our smart thermostat offering. Many of our local customers expect that their thermostat will be as intelligent and eco-friendly as their new furnace or air conditioning system. That’s what the ecobee is: a new generation of Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat.

Here’s just a few of the benefits that our customers report are reasons why they chose ecobee:

  • The Ecobee is controllable via mobile app on iOS and Android
  • Temperature and other settings can be controlled in the home — or remotely — with that app
  • Save up to 23% on annual energy costs with the eco+ feature and other benefits
  • Integration with other smart devices and systems, such as Apple HomeKit, for your smart home
  • Geofencing on supported devices

Let’s talk a little bit more about some of these benefits.

The Ecobee Smart Thermostat Gives You Control

Using the ecobee mobile app, on either Apple devices using iOS or Android, you can control your smart thermostat from anywhere you have an Internet connection. There’s also an available web portal.

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Cost And Energy Savings

The bottom line is that every single home uses energy in different amounts and different ways. It can vary based on location, local weather, the equipment in the home, how well-insulated the home is, and so on. This is why the ecobee features “eco+”, which takes these factors into account to give you very specific, personalized recommendations on how to manage home energy use. With this feature you’ll never have to wonder what the best setting for your thermostat is!

The Ecobee Smart Thermostats Integrates With Your Smart Home

Already using smart home technology like Apple’s HomeKit, Samsung’s SmartThings, or Amazon Echo/AlexaEcobee has you covered, and your new smart thermostat will happily blend in with your smart home. (Oh, and there’s more, such as IFTTT integration, too.)

There’s even more, and we’re not kidding. Ecobee Haven is a smart home security system that runs with your new smart thermostat as its hub. You can learnore about Ecobee Haven and how it works with other ecobee products here.

What About Ecobee’s Data Privacy Policies?

Yeah, the Internet can be scary. Ecobee covers these concerns in their extensive privacy policy, and they only collect the data they need to make their smart thermostats work. Their policy states clearly that “We do not and will not sell your Personal Information.”

However, if you are open to allowing your data to be used towards the greater good —both for the planet and for people’s wallets—they offer a unique “Donate Your Data” program.

This program allows you to share anonymized data directly with scientists working to correct climate change and ensuring a sustainable future for everyone. However, the Donate Your Data program is completely optional, and you don’t have to use it to use ecobee.

Ok, So How To Install The Ecobee Thermostat?

By this point, you’re already thinking about getting one, right? The good thing is that we can help you install one, either as part of a new furnace system installationnew air conditioning system installation, or with an existing system. If you’re not into this kind of thing, installing a new thermostat can be complicated… but our techs will make it easy for you to upgrade.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a C (common) Wire, as ecobee has an available Power Extender Kit that utilizes your existing thermostat wires to prepare for an ecobee installation. Our technicians can also help set this up for you. If you have a 2-wire system, our technicians can come out to you to determine what it will take to install an ecobee.

Call us at 224-419-5324 or contact us online for a quote! We provide HVAC services to a wide area in Northern Illinois and Chicagoland.

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