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ecobee 4 thermostat vs nest

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ecobee 4 thermostat vs nest

want to upgrade the thermostat at home to have a few additional sensors, I asked a few friends who has nest and ecobee, only difference I understand is that ecobee can set the temperature by average temp. of the sensors where as nest can only set based on one individual sensor, no average!

any other difference? or suggestion?!
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You can wire Nest without C-Wire. But always use the C-wire even you have option to use the built-in rechargeable battery if you don't want frozen pipes while you are on vacation.
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Ecoobee 4 has alexa built in.

Check out the hot deals section as costo.ca has the ecobee3 lite and 2 sensors for $199.99, just verify the ecobee3 lite will work with your HVAC as if you have a HVAC with lots of extras you may need the 4.
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Nest has a cool feature with their protect co detector. If the detector finds carbon monoxide it tells the thermostat to turn the furnace off. AFAIK nest is the only one that does this.
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EcoBee sensors also can be set up to follow the motion in the home rooms and adjust thermostat so that those rooms are at the set temperature.

I also use the motion from the sensors to monitor the home when away as well via smartthings.
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Mar 5th, 2019 4:01 pm
EcoBee sensors also can be set up to follow the motion in the home rooms and adjust thermostat so that those rooms are at the set temperature.

I also use the motion from the sensors to monitor the home when away as well via smartthings.
Ecobee room sensor is very good in controlling the temperature where you are. I configure my Ecobee to monitor the bedroom sensor only at night as I do not care about the temperature in the basement and the main floor.
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embguy wrote:
Mar 5th, 2019 4:22 pm
Ecobee room sensor is very good in controlling the temperature where you are. I configure my Ecobee to monitor the bedroom sensor only at night as I do not care about the temperature in the basement and the main floor.
I did the same, have it set on the bedroom, and it's working like charm
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embguy wrote:
Mar 5th, 2019 4:22 pm
Ecobee room sensor is very good in controlling the temperature where you are. I configure my Ecobee to monitor the bedroom sensor only at night as I do not care about the temperature in the basement and the main floor.
Sorry to be the guy to rain on a parade.

you realize unless you have multiple actual sections of house where heating is controlled by Dampers or air handlers youre heating the entire house even tho you need just heat in one room. a baseboard heater or a portable heater would be more economical just to heat a single room.

If you actualy have zones, it doesnt matter which thermostat you have since they will all control zones.
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