Tag: ecobee4

Review: ecobee4 added Alexa to a thermostat and we’re in love

Our ecobee4 Alexa-enabled smart thermostat rating: The ecobee4 at a glance It’s not an easy choice nowadays in 2019. Nest and Ecobee have both continued to up their game, but they’re both struggling with the same things: server reliability (Ecobee moreso than Nest), integration with larger home automation systems (Nest’s is more robust, Ecobee supposedly has a…
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Best WiFi-enabled Smart Thermostats of 2018 – Holiday Buyers Guide

We are back with a brand new edition of our annual buyer’s guide! Whether you’re giving (or hoping to get), this quick guide will help you figure out which WiFi thermostat is right for you. What’s new this year This year was light on new models, but a number of updates and new accessories hit…
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Best smart thermostats of 2018 – summer shopping guide

Summer’s here! Can your thermostat keep up? If you’re still turning your AC on and off with a dial or a few buttons on a thermostat you never programmed, then you’ll love the simple, hands-off automation of a smart thermostat. If you have a 24-volt HVAC system (often called forced air or central heat/air conditioning),…
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ecobee adds support for Google Assistant (Google Home, Google Home Mini)

Great news for Google Home enthusiasts: Ecobee just added support for the Google Assistant! This means you can now use your Google Home, Google Home Mini, or Google Home app to control your ecobee thermostat using simple voice commands. Ecobee makes both of our most highly recommended smart thermostats, including our budget-friendly pick for 2017,…
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Comparison: ecobee4 vs. ecobee3 smart thermostats

“Alexa, compare these two thermostats.” When ecobee announced the ecobee4, a completely new update to its flagship thermostat, we were intrigued. We already think the ecobee3 is awesome, so what’s the deal with the 4? Let’s take a look! Summary The ecobee4 is just like the ecobee3, except now Amazon’s Alexa is built into the device.…
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Ecobee goes for total home domination with new smart light switch

November 22, 2017 update: ecobee is now looking for “product pilots” to test the new ecobee switch+! Apply here. You’ve probably heard of Alexa by now: Amazon’s voice-activated assistant does everything from adjusting your lights to adding stuff to your shopping list. When Ecobee announced Alexa integration in its May 15 update to its flagship thermostat, we…
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