Ecobee3 smart WiFi thermostat Review
My living room isn’t colder than my bedroom; even they are a few steps away from each other. Through this particular item, you can monitor more than one room’s temperature in your home. The pros it comes with include being intuitive, and working with IFTTT and HomeKit.
Although, the installation process may be some tricky and complicated, yet you can manage the process after being familiar with the manual. It’s able to warm your room to 65 degrees and shuts off the heat to the extent that you may shiver under your covers.
All the problems are solved cleverly through this amazing product. A remote wireless sensor which communicates back to the base unit and measures the temperature tells us when it’s cold and hot enough. There are many other useful features such as smart home integration and you can declare it your favorite thermostat.
According to the reviews written by August 20, the thermostat was working with Apple HomeKit. Once it was tested with the Amazon Echo, the review than updated on Feb 16, 2016, to tell this new feature.
If you look at Nest Learning Thermostat, it has been designed classically minimalist. But Ecobee3 contains more modern look and more attractive than its competitors. It’s squared with beautiful rounded corners and its face of the 3.9 X 3.9-inch is black and glossy plastic. In the middle, you will find a 3.5-inch QVGA touch screen either. A concealed motion sensor is found in a small wedge-shaped section.
Similar to the base unit, the corners are round in Ecobee3 remote sensor, however, it measures a much smaller 1.7 X 1.7 X 0.8 inches with white color completely. Because of having a small motion sensor, you would be detected when entering in your room.
The power is drawn from C-wire called HVAC system’s wire. That’s the difference between Ecobee3 and Nest and Honeywell Lyric because both come with built-in batteries. According to the manufacturers, Ecobbe3 is more reliable in this way than all other competitors. Other devices draw the power using many wires that are used for controlling the air conditioner and heat but they fail to provide established and steady current.
Ecobee3 comes with another benefit too. For those not having a C-wire connecting the furnace and thermostat Ecobee3 holds a power extender kit to enable you to make the connection between your furnace and thermostat. According to a technician I hired to set up all this procedure, this kit can be used in residential furnaces and it’s pretty helpful for homeowners in this regard.
In case you are away from hiring a technician and are unable to install the kit yourself, the company facilitates you giving a link and contact info on his website. Just visit the site to find the contact of a professional and ask for a quote to get the job done.
After completing the installation process, you have to tell the product how much heat and cold is needed. Setup the passwords carefully and enjoy.