The Ecobee4 may be the new kid on the block but it’s already getting rave reviews for its efficient household management abilities.
From taking notes to smart energy management, Ecobee4 is a serious player in the smart home technology field.
Features at a glance:
Instead of using a predictive algorhythm to set the right temperature, Ecobee4 uses motion/proximity sensors to help it decide whether or not someone is home.
This means no more cold fingers after hours on your laptop from the system thinking you weren’t home.
The Ecobee4 comes with a Power Extender Kit (PEK) which can be used to add the extra wire needed for the unit without needing a rewiring of your home’s HVAC system.
However, if you’re comfortable with wiring, you don’t have to use the PEK - it should only take about half an hour to install the thermostat.
If this is a concern, or if you don’t need all of the smarts because you already own an Alexa, Ecobee does offer less expensive thermostats.
Your choice of smart thermostat will of course depend on what you need and want. While the Ecobee4 may not be as stylish looking as a NEST, it is a solid choice if you want something that works, is easy to set up and even easier to manage.