Thermostats, like so many other devices, have become smarter. By connecting to the Internet, their 21st century techno-wisdom belies their humble beginnings. Take, for example, the Momit Smart, with its 7-day forecasting, Geolocation feature, and monthly budget capability. The American Standard Gold 824 Nexia Control can schedule and control other intelligent devices in the home, such as lighting and garage doors.
The world's first wi-fi smart thermostat was created by ecobee in 2009. They've since upped their game with the ecobee3, a hardwired system for homes with multiple rooms. Some remote sensor features include Smart Home, Smart Away, Follow Me, Thermal Detect, Pet Detect, Mobile Access, and Smart Recovery. The ecobee3 comes with Free Cooling, which recognizes temperature differences on cooler evenings and uses the outside air instead of the air conditioner. Optimal Humidity lets the thermostat regulate indoor humidity to prevent frost buildup in homes with humidifiers. With the HomeKit feature, the ecobee3 can be controlled via iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod Touch in conjunction with other Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories.
Of course, this thermostat wouldn't be very smart if it couldn't measure both temperature and room occupancy, which it does. It uses the home's energy profile, the owner's schedule, and outside weather to decide when to turn on the home's heating or cooling components. In addition, the Home IQ feature shows how much energy has been conserved each month. There are also handy reminders and alerts for equipment maintenance or problems. The ecobee3 is standards compliant and compatible with HRVs, ERVs, ZigBee, and up to 32 remote sensors, making it usable for about 95% of homes. Included are a remote sensor with detachable stand, a power extender kit, various hardware, standard and large trim plates, a quick-start guide, installation guide, and wire labels. Besides having more goodies than what's recounted here, the ecobee3 has stellar user ratings. Get smart.
It has a lot of features that makes keeping the house comfortable easy. It is attractive to look at on the wall. It works well as a smart thermostat.
This product is compact, stylish, easy to install, and has some great smart features. My favorite and perhaps the main selling point of this thermostat is its remote sensors.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the Ecobee3 with HomeKit and glad I didn't buy the Nest... Do yourself a favour and buy the Ecobee3.
It is easy to use and provides me with all of the information that I need... With the ecobee3 I stay with +/- 1 degree. I love it.
Did a lot of research and finally came across ecobee3. Fantastic smart thermostat.
The ecobee3 is a great thermostat and definitely one that I would recommend. It packs a lot of great features and is simple to install...
Out of the box easy installation and setup. Works well with apple homekit. App is very user friendly and many customization options.
After about a week, this unit knows my habits and auto adjusts the temperature for when I am not around and when I am around...
This is by far the best thermostat we've owned... I can tell you this one will blow you away! Even the technical support is amazing...
I've wanted a smart thermostat for sometime. I decided to go with ecobee. It's excellent! The unit itself is pretty slick, and the app is great. Highly recommended!