upgrade to Ecobee smart thermostat worthwhile?
Not sure if this goes here or under Elecronics. Will move if this is the wrong forum.
I currently have programmable thermostats (wake, leave, return, night, can program individual days). We picked up a couple of the Ecobee3 thermostats recently on sale (Lowes says they are discontinued as only Ecobee4 will be available going forward). We haven't installed them yet because I am not sure how much energy savings we will actually get out of the Ecobee.
For the time being there is usually someone home during the day so I don't see the "away" feature saving us money. The rest of the features I don't think will be much different from my existing programmable thermostats?
We thought about getting the Ecobee4 for the Alexa feature but from what I have read Google Home is superior to Amazon Echo, at least in Canada.
What do RFDers think?