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[Home Depot] Nest 'E' / Ecobee 3 Lite Thermostat - $171.88 / $187.18 (+ $100 rebate - YMMV)

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ratatapa wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 5:19 pm
Difference between E and 3rd Gen?
There are a lot less connections behind the device compared to the third gen which is why it doesn't support a lot of systems. For example, the 3rd gen supports multiple fan speeds but the gen E doesn't because you couldn't connect that many wires. See below for what I'm talking about: The first one is the gen E

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How do you get 40$ off 400 at Best buy. Does this work for smart watches ?
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blackstaffer wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 10:20 am
There are a lot less connections behind the device compared to the third gen which is why it doesn't support a lot of systems. For example, the 3rd gen supports multiple fan speeds but the gen E doesn't because you couldn't connect that many wires. See below for what I'm talking about: The first one is the gen E

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What fans are you talking about, ireally don<t get it.
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@ratatapa Some systems have more than one fan speed (the G wire) so they have G1, G2 and G3 wires or something similar like Gl, Gm and Gh. Each 'speed' has its own wire.

If you were to connect a multiple fan speed system to the Gen E you would have to choose a single speed and that will always be what is used (i.e. low, medium or high) because you can't connect more than one. With the Gen 3 you can connect up to three wires and assign them in the pro settings for fan speeds.
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Do these smart thermostats actually end up saving money? Or is it just another fancy toy?

Is it worth it to buy for a small condo?
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pkpower wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 2:37 pm
Do these smart thermostats actually end up saving money? Or is it just another fancy toy?

Is it worth it to buy for a small condo?
An older setback style probably works as well. If they are giving them away with rebates why not?
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pkpower wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 2:37 pm
Do these smart thermostats actually end up saving money? Or is it just another fancy toy?

Is it worth it to buy for a small condo?
In my case, I'd say "a fancy toy" , I had the free peak saver plus thermostat, which did what it was supposed to do. If Enbridge didnt offer the $100 rebate or if GreenON didn't offer a free smart thermostat to listen to a "save on energy shpiel" I would not get a smart thermostat, and just stick with the free Honeywell I got as part of peak saver plus.
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Sale ended on the Nest E at BestBuy, but did notice it's on sale on amazon.ca along with the Ecobee 3 Lite for $188.88, not a hot deal, luke warm.
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remik wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 10:55 pm
Sale ended on the Nest E at BestBuy, but did notice it's on sale on amazon.ca along with the Ecobee 3 Lite for $188.88, not a hot deal, luke warm.
The ecobee 3 lite is $207 now. Was gonna pick one up at 188.88
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lildevilx wrote:
Nov 15th, 2017 8:59 am
The ecobee 3 lite is $207 now. Was gonna pick one up at 188.88
Ecobee 3 lite still $188.88 @ amazon.ca
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I just bought the Ecobee3 lite @ $188.88. I'm not running a humidifier/dehumidifier off my furnace so the Lite is perfect and since you can buy 2 sensors for $89, also cheaper than the full kit with 1 sensor. Also I get a $75 credit on my hydro bill so win/win
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Ecobee now has native Google Assistant support if anyone is wondering.

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