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Smart Thermostat

May 12, 2016
Published In: Encor Tips & Tricks

Cozy Up With the Smartest Thermostat On the Block: Ecobee3

Whether you're in the market for a more traditional or tech-savvy home energy upgrade, the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat has you covered. With an occupancy sensor that adjusts temperatures automatically, full energy monitoring and control capability, and smart data points designed to help you optimize your energy usage, the Ecobee3 makes light work of keeping your home comfortable.

Best of all, its simple installation process and intuitive interface will have you up and running in no time, whether you're a smart-home novice or an energy pro.

  • Adjust your home heating and cooling schedules quickly and easily.
  • Set schedules and create alerts based on your customized preferences.
  • Maximize your energy savings potential for lower monthly bills.

Very well-connected

The Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat works by using your home Wi-Fi network to pair with a compatible smart hub. Once the Ecobee3 and smart hub are installed, they can be synced with a mobile app to control your home's comfort settings from anywhere. The Ecobee3 works well with many major smart hubs, including the Wink Hub, SmartThings Hub and Apple Homekit. It also pairs with Amazon Echo, a voice-command hub that allows you to "Ask Alexa" to make adjustments to comfort levels from anywhere in your home.

Head of the class

The Ecobee3 is smart—really smart. With highly responsive data sensors designed to learn (and master) your personal home temperature preferences, you can be sure that each room in your house stays comfortable without wasting a single kilowatt of energy. And with full cellular data and Wi-Fi capability, you can adjust your schedules, temperatures and preferences from anywhere.

  • Fully programmable heating and cooling schedules
  • Smart data sensors learn your custom preferences and improve your home's overall energy performance
  • Remote sensors automatically adjust temperatures based on occupancy
  • Extremely high compatibility with multiple Smart Hub models
  • 3G / 4G / Wi-Fi accessibility

Lower your bills and your footprint

Monitoring your energy usage is not only good for your wallet, it's good for the planet as well. Switching to an Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat can eliminate wasted heating and cooling energy and help you save up to 20% on your annual energy bills. The Ecobee3 is also priced to compete—it's comparable in cost to other major smart thermostats on the market, with the added bonus of high compatibility, sleek design and outstanding functionality. Welcome to the smart life.

It pays to be energy savvy

Widely available at many retailers such as ecobee.comHome Depot and Best Buy, the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat not only automatically heats and cools your home, it also helps you save energy. With a simple user interface, support for up to 32 wireless remote sensors and an impressive range of customizable programming options, it's easy to see how the Ecobee3 has changed the smart-home game for good. Priced competitively at just $299, our favourite smart thermostat is ready to welcome you home.

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