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Nov 22, 2006
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I'm in Markham (L3P) and was able to call in yesterday to schedule my appointment. This was after a few tries calling in over the past couple weeks.

First available time was next Wednesday, Jan 24.
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Nov 14, 2006
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Waterloo
ceredon wrote:
Jan 20th, 2018 7:49 am
I called early last week and was told to expect a call 2-3 days. Over a week later I called again and they took my info and said they’d call back that day. Never happened. Between that someone within a couple minutes of my place posted they’d had their install completed. I called yesterday and told them to book my appt....now set for two weeks from now.

Beechwood area of Waterloo.
Westvale here. We’re practically neighbours. You should send the installer my way after they’re done at your place. Lol

Guess it sounds like I need to call in again. Thanks
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May 6, 2017
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cheystar wrote:
Jan 20th, 2018 11:19 am
It didn’t come with the wall plate extension. Even my neighbour had his installed and they were none in his box either. As IndyBeak said even if it was it would be just a tad big to fit.
Hm, my Ecobee3 is getting installed right now and it comes with a plate, but I think it'd be too small to cover up the holes in your photo anyways.
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May 6, 2017
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"He or she will also provide you with customized low carbon, energy-saving solutions for your home."

Hm. I asked the tech and he said he's not in charge of that and someone else would come to provide that.

Why do I doubt this... oh well.
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Nov 23, 2010
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As I have read through this thread, it sounds like its been confirmed that they will take away my current thermostat once they install the new one.

I originally had a really crappy basic thermostat (non digital, non programmable) when I first moved into my place. I then signed up for peaksaver, and now this program.

I know my peaksaver works, as its been there for a few years. I would prefer to keep my peaksaver thermostat as a "back up" in case of anything. So I guess I will need to install my original thermostat, so they take that instead of my peaksaver.

The original thermostat I have has a R-W-Y-G spots.

My furnace has R-W-G-Y-C spots as shown below

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Seems pretty straightforward enough to just wire the thermostat wires into the respective furnace spots in terms of heating, and to remove the current peaksaver wiring/thermostat if my understanding is correct.

What I just want to make sure of though, is that I noticed there is an extra wire coming out of my furnace, for what I am pretty sure is the A/C unit.

As shown in my picture above, my A/C unit appears to be the extra red wire in the Y terminal (cooling), then it also has a white wire going into the C terminal. This is the wiring on the bottom of my photo.

If I was to re-install my original thermostat, would I need to touch these extra wires from the A/C unit going into the Y and C terminals?

Am I missing, or do I need any sort of jumpers or whatever else? Im not an HVAC person and just want to make sure I wire it up correctly.

Im guessing the final wiring of my system would look like the following

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Any feedback much appreciated
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Jan 29, 2005
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I think people are talking about the trim plate as shown below, which I didn't get. I only got the ecobee backplate. I'm also missing the pek extender, which makes me believe the installer just takes those parts which aren't being used Angry Face
RFDblin wrote:
Jan 21st, 2018 11:17 am
Hm, my Ecobee3 is getting installed right now and it comes with a plate, but I think it'd be too small to cover up the holes in your photo anyways.
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Jun 22, 2007
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Brampton
Currently Peak Saver customer one honeywell ( Peak saver is done btw) . Here is my wiring diagram
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I see green wire going into C. is that ok ? do i still need PEK install. I have selected Ecobee Lite
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Nov 28, 2012
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Mayoo wrote:
Jan 21st, 2018 3:23 pm
Currently Peak Saver customer one honeywell ( Peak saver is done btw) . Here is my wiring diagram

IMG_20180121_144045.jpg

I see green wire going into C. is that ok ? do i still need PEK install. I have selected Ecobee Lite
I have peaksave thermostat too and have honeywell furnace and i had to use PEK for ecobee.
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Jan 17, 2008
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Kitchener
Apologies if this was previously asked and answered, our furnace has a c wire spot but its not run to the current thermostat (which has 4 wires but no c).

If I select the Nest, which I am inclined to do as we live in an old house (sensors will only result in significant over heating in some areas and I like the idea of integrating smoke/co2 detectors), will the technician run a C wire to the Nest?

Is the Nest (with no C wire) vs the Ecobee PEK option enough of an issue to just go with the Ecobee?
Jr. Member
Mar 7, 2011
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Toronto
i got the ecobee installed today ( in L4E ). and the young man who did the installation asked me whether I want to keep the old thermostat or not.
If not, he can take it away to recycle it.
since I have no other use of it, I asked him to take it away.
So I guess you may ask the technician if you can keep the old one.
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Sep 4, 2006
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Good support for ecobee. I gave feedback in the survey they had sent me. This was the email response recieved -

Hello. , and thank you for completing our survey.

I can see from your score that you aren't completely satisfied with your ecobee experience, I'm sorry to hear that.
I will pass along your suggestion about a separate programmable fan run time. This is something I have seen customers request in the past as it is a great benefit to have.
I believe in an upcoming update, the time will be displayed on the standby screen, however it will not appear on the wake screen as there wouldn't be enough space for it, unless it was
made very small.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
Looking forward to hearing from you
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GTA
Got it installed on Saturday. Everything looks good. L4B area.
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sg0777 wrote:
Jan 21st, 2018 9:54 pm
Apologies if this was previously asked and answered, our furnace has a c wire spot but its not run to the current thermostat (which has 4 wires but no c).

If I select the Nest, which I am inclined to do as we live in an old house (sensors will only result in significant over heating in some areas and I like the idea of integrating smoke/co2 detectors), will the technician run a C wire to the Nest?

Is the Nest (with no C wire) vs the Ecobee PEK option enough of an issue to just go with the Ecobee?
Technician will not run the wires. Can't comment on the second question, though there have been no issues running Ecobee with the 4 wires.
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Nov 22, 2017
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Looks like they have started installations in Ottawa.

I have my installation this Thursday (K1T postal code). It helps if you call the installation team directly (1-888-618-4611) to follow up to see where your area is in terms of installation.

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