We have heard a lot of people talk about the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat. Is it all that it’s cracked up to be? We thought we’d install this thermostat and give it a test.
ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Review
Homeowners save up to 23% annually on heating or cooling costs, plus ecobee pays for itself in under 2 years (compared to a hold of 72 degrees).
- ROOM SENSORS: Place them in the rooms that matter the most and have the temperature balanced throughout your whole home. Measuring both occupancy and temperature, sensors signal your ecobee Smart Thermostat to automatically switch to the right mode for comfort when you’re home or for savings when you’re not. One Room Sensor included, 2-pack sold separately
- EASILY INSTALL YOURSELF: It only takes about 30 minutes, thanks to an easy to follow installation guide and an in-app step-by-step walkthrough. Everything you need comes in the box, including a Power Extender Kit for homes with no common wire (C-wire).
- CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE: Easily adjust your thermostat from wherever you are using your iOS (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch) or Android device. The ecobee mobile app is available in the App Store or on Google Play.
- BUILT-IN ALEXA: Control your thermostat using your voice with built-in Alexa. Ask to play music, hear the news, set a timer, adjust the temperature, and so much more. Wifi connectivity is ieee 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz. Tip-make sure your HVAC panel is fully closed. Some systems will not turn on if the cover panel has not been closed properly.
We tested out the sensors and they were able to switch the heating on and off when we were in the property and when we left. This is a great way to save money, whilst doing your little bit for the environment. In terms of installation, there is no need to pay an engineer in order to install it. If you read the instructions, you will be able to set it up without too much trouble.
The apps for your smartphone work well and you are able to control the thermostat when you are away from home. This is great for having a nice warm house to come home to when you are about to come home from work.
With built in Alexa, this extends the functionality that little bit more.
Have you tried the ecobee4 Smart Thermostat? If so, let us know what you thought of it.