Ecobee Inc. introduced the world’s first smart wi-fi smart thermostat ecobee4 to help millions of customers save money conserve energy and bring home automation into their lives. Smart Thermostats are the devices that can be used with home automation and are responsible for controlling a home’s heating and/or air-conditioning. Smart thermostats also record internal and external temperature, the internet-connected time the HVAC system has been running and can even notify you if your air filter needs to be replaced.
Ecobee4 is available in stores after May 15, 2017.
Ecobee’s been in the thermostat biz for a long time, quiet but its first few smart models were a match the appeal of Nest’s Stylish learning thermostat. It can automatically learn when the house is likely to be occupied, and when is likely to be empty. This allows it to automatically pre-heat or pre-cool the house so that it’s a comfortable temperature when a resident arrives.If the resident’s lifestyle changes, these smart thermostats will gradually adjust the schedule, maintaining energy savings and comfort.
Flash forward the six years and Nest still selling the old thermostat for the same $249 price. During this time Ecobee has moved ahead with a line-up of three connected thermostats: little $169 EcobLite,$199 Ecobee3 and the new Ecobee4.
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The Ecobee4 costs $249, the same price as the Ecobee3 when it first launched also you will not be paying for an Alexa. The Ecobee which is being passed out now costs $199 but will still be supported with updates and customer service.
Design of Ecobee4
The touchscreen display of ecobee4 is easy to use and fast to respond. Instead of Nest’s predictive algorithm, the Ecobee4 relies on a remote sensor, the sensor makes it easier to determine if someone’s home or away. It is also an accessory for tracking rooms with hot or cold spots.
At first glance, noticeable Ecobee4 is barely distinguishable from the Ecobee3. It is of 3.5 inches Full color(320*480). Its face is a rounded black square with a smart-phone sized touchscreen in the middle. The noticeable difference is a small blue LED bar along the top, which lights up when Alexa is activated. While the unit does not feel or look as premium as the Nest’s elegant stainless steel dial, the Ecobee4 is minimalist and unobtrusive.
The interface is largely the same, while the current temperature displayed prominently and a slider along the right to adjust the heating or cooling. A small microphone icon in the lower right lets you activate Alexa manually.
Setting up and installation of Ecobee4 takes not more than 15 minutes. Just attach the Ecobee4 to the wall and then go through the various steps, both on the thermostat and on Ecobee’s app (Android and IOS), its a fairly simple process
The Ecobee4 works with remote sensors to ensure that every room in your house is cooled or heated to the proper temperature and it can be paired as many as 32. Both the Ecobee4 and the remote sensors can detect whether or not you are at home, and automatically switch from Home to Away mode.
The small speaker in the back of the Ecobee4. It is fine for asking short questions of Alexa, but you would not want to use it to play music and unlike the dot, you can not pair the Ecobee4 with a Bluetooth speaker. It would not be good as your primary Alexa device.
The Ecobee4’s app has geofencing, so it can sense when you are within a certain radius of your house and turn the thermostat off and on automatically. That way when you arrive home, your abode is at the temperature you want. However, this feature is only available for Android users; IOS users will have to use HomeKit or IFTTT to get the same functionality.
Our new favorite smart thermostat complete replaces the need for a separate speaker by adding far-field microphones and Alexa capabilities. That means the Ecobee4 Alexa-Enabled Thermostat with sensor becomes your Echo speaker as well as your smart thermostat, truly making it the best of both worlds.
Here are some highlights:
- Comes with built-in Alexa Voice Service so you can ask your Ecobee to set a timer, read you the news, adjust the temperature and more
- With Far-Field Voice technology, your Ecobee4 can hear you from across the room.
- Room sensors help manage hot and cold spots in your home, delivering comforts to the rooms that matter most.
- Easily adjust temperatures and comfort settings from anywhere using your Android or IOS devices. Also works with Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT and more.
- Fast, easy installation you can do yourself by using our handy step-by-step guide right on your phone.
- Warranty is 3 years of customer’s installation
- Connection with a wi-fi with 2.4GHz b/g/n
- Its is compatible with Conventional(2H/2C),Heat Pump(4H/2C),2-stage auxiliary heat ,gas ,oil,electric and dual fuel support.
You have better things to do than to teach your thermostat.
ecobee4 learns your home’s unique energy profile to transform thousands of data points into cost savings.
Savings from your Ecobee
Ecobee customers the US saved an average of 23% on their heating and cooling costs based on an internal analysis conducted on October 2, 2013.
Ecobee calculates energy savings by correlating how long your heat and cooling equipment run to local weather conditions. Energy savings are calculated relative to a commonly used desired temperature of 72 degrees F(22 degrees F).
As the difference between indoor and outdoor temperature increases, home exchanges home exchanges heat with its surroundings also increases. To maintain a constant indoor temperature, desire your heating or cooling temperature has to run longer to keep up when this exchange increases. You can save energy by minimizing the difference between your indoor temperature and outdoor temperature. This means setting the desired temperature during the cooling months and a lower set point during heating months.
In the Box
- Ecobee4 thermostat
- Ecobee4 mounting plate
- Room sensor with detachable stand
- Install guide
- Wire labels
- Voice card
- Screws and Drywall plugs
You can buy Ecobee4 by VisitingEcobee4 Official Website
In the real world, homes have multiple rooms each with unique heating and cooling characteristics. With a room sensor and built-in-amazon Alexa voice service, Ecobee4 is the smart wi-fi thermostat that can listen to your voice commands and respond.