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[Costco] Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat:$200

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[Costco] Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat:$200

Ecobee 4 smart Thermostat with sensor is on sale in Costco for
$199.99
If you can get $75 discount from Enbridge it is $125
The price is valid until end of February.
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Last edited by pkn3900 on Feb 9th, 2020 11:42 am, edited 2 times in total.
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So price is 199, not 125.
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Fake news, this model is not eligible
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Can you do multi sensor logic with this?

I have the latest nest with 3 extra sensors.
However, you can only have it do things based on one at a time.

I Want “sensor 1 or 2 or 3” outside (low)/(high) settings to cause heat/fan to balance temperatures.
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The box says you can use multiple sensors.

One is in the box.

Additional one you need to purchase.
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Suthek wrote: Can you do multi sensor logic with this?

I have the latest nest with 3 extra sensors.
However, you can only have it do things based on one at a time.

I Want “sensor 1 or 2 or 3” outside (low)/(high) settings to cause heat/fan to balance temperatures.
You can have multiple sensors. But our home HVAC systems are not built in such a way to work how you are describing. Heck, many modern homes don't even have dampers in the air duct system so you can manually control which area gets more air.

We haven't quite entered the phase of homes where you have 1 furnace, but you set 1 room to 22oC and 1 room to 20oC and another to 27oC. Or we can't do it so that only 1 room gets the air and the other 2 rooms get nothing...unless we go with the Asian style of A/C units
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Suthek wrote: Can you do multi sensor logic with this?

I have the latest nest with 3 extra sensors.
However, you can only have it do things based on one at a time.

I Want “sensor 1 or 2 or 3” outside (low)/(high) settings to cause heat/fan to balance temperatures.
You need smart vents.
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vkizzle wrote: You need smart vents.
I have vents closed in my hot areas. Still not balanced.
You sure they’ll do better than closing hot rooms permanently.
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eugene188 wrote: You can have multiple sensors. But our home HVAC systems are not built in such a way to work how you are describing. Heck, many modern homes don't even have dampers in the air duct system so you can manually control which area gets more air.

We haven't quite entered the phase of homes where you have 1 furnace, but you set 1 room to 22oC and 1 room to 20oC and another to 27oC. Or we can't do it so that only 1 room gets the air and the other 2 rooms get nothing...unless we go with the Asian style of A/C units
I don’t really want to set multiple zones.
I just want it to see:
Zone one = 21
Zone two = 22
Zone three = 15

And because one is below tolerance, fans kick on to slosh the air around to help balance the zones.

For example, I set my basement as the sensor (because I can’t set multi sensor logic)
My basement gets to 21 degrees.
However, now my upstairs is 27 degrees.

I’d rather it go “oh hay, this other zone is too hot” and slosh the air around rather than continue to heat.
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Suthek wrote: Can you do multi sensor logic with this?

I have the latest nest with 3 extra sensors.
However, you can only have it do things based on one at a time.

I Want “sensor 1 or 2 or 3” outside (low)/(high) settings to cause heat/fan to balance temperatures.
I don't fully understand what you are saying

ecoBee allows you to tell it which sensors to pay attention to.

For example, if you have it monitoring sensors 1, 2, and 3, it will watch for activity at those sensors.

If there is activity around sensors 1 and 3, it will run the furnace until the average temperature between those sensors is the setpoint.
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RubberCheese wrote: I don't fully understand what you are saying

ecoBee allows you to tell it which sensors to pay attention to.

For example, if you have it monitoring sensors 1, 2, and 3, it will watch for activity at those sensors.

If there is activity around sensors 1 and 3, it will run the furnace until the average temperature between those sensors is the setpoint.
Oh ok. The Ecobee does that? The nest doesn’t.
If you tell it to pay attention to one sensor it will ignore all other sensors.
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Suthek wrote: Oh ok. The Ecobee does that? The nest doesn’t.
If you tell it to pay attention to one sensor it will ignore all other sensors.
Yes.

I'm not sure how it would work in your example with an 'extremely' different temperature, but ecoBee averages the readings of all the active sensors.

I don't use my sensors, as I prefer to use dampers to manually adjust flowrates seasonally, but I read through the ecoBee manuals and forum posts to understand how it worked.

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