[Amazon.ca] Ecobee 4 Thermostat - $269. Reg $329.00
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May 23rd, 2019 9:13 am
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If your don't need that amazon Alexa integrated, I think 3lite+ sensors is a better option.
May 23rd, 2019 10:22 am
May 23rd, 2019 11:53 am
I love the extra sensors. Those rooms only count for the purposes of our heating/cooling cycle if they're occupied. So we put one in the usually cold visitor bedroom in the basement. No visitors? That room is ignored. Visitors in town? Factor that room in.
May 23rd, 2019 12:02 pm
There is no way to cut AIR for one room or even one floor in a normal house. you are basically using the HVAC for more time than you require so the other part of the house get warmer/cooler. This can be achieved by increasing or lowering the temp in your Thermostat.tenth wrote: ↑ I love the extra sensors. Those rooms only count for the purposes of our heating/cooling cycle if they're occupied. So we put one in the usually cold visitor bedroom in the basement. No visitors? That room is ignored. Visitors in town? Factor that room in.
They're also great to average out wildly different temps. Our hallway thermostat locations are not where we spend time, and due to a sun-exposed rear of the house, there are significant temperature differentials throughout the house.
May 23rd, 2019 12:21 pm
Let's say you have an Ecobee in your living room, a sensor in each bedroom.kunamvahees wrote: ↑ There is no way to cut AIR for one room or even one floor in a normal house. you are basically using the HVAC for more time than you require so the other part of the house get warmer/cooler. This can be achieved by increasing or lowering the temp in your Thermostat.
I think I am missing something here.
May 23rd, 2019 12:53 pm
May 23rd, 2019 1:10 pm
I don't think it's worth it. Get the Ecobee 3 (or 3 lite + sensors).
May 23rd, 2019 1:19 pm
This argument always comes up in every ecobee thread. What is your solution? You want the room you're in NOT to be at the temperature you want? In your example, you would prefer that the basement you're in to be cold and uncomfortable while the unoccupied rooms upstairs to be at the right temperature? The ecobee is prioritizing comfort of the occupants. Comfort is the main purpose of any HVAC system. Yes there will be some wasted energy and unoccupied rooms may be hotter, but I think the alternative is worse.Nev0513 wrote: ↑ After finding out what the sensors do, I found it pretty pointless as well. For those who are wondering, here's an example. If you have a sensor in the basement and you are in your basement, the sensor will know you are there and try to get the basement temp to match the temp of the rest of the house. The basement is most likely going to be colder than the rest of the house. It does this by increasing the temp for the whole house so that the basement will eventually get hotter. If you want to increase the temp for the basement only, then you would need a thermostat for the basement level so that the heater is just working on the basement level, not the rest of the floors.
May 23rd, 2019 1:26 pm
I use them for temp balancing. I dont use the follow me feature from room to room. But with sensors it averages the temp between the sensors and the main unit. Since the main unit is always in a hallway that you dont spend time in. these sense the temperature in each room and averages them out. So if you for example set the main until to 20 degrees Celcius, it will average the temp so the entire floor is 20 degress, not just the area around the sensor
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May 23rd, 2019 2:18 pm
I have the Ecobee 4, and the Alexa integration seems as complete as the Amazon Echo devices I have on other floors. The speaker is loud, I was able to assign it to a room, and I like the info displayed on the screen. I bought it at full price (with the sensor...which I agree doesn't help much), and I'm pretty happy with it.goozy1 wrote: ↑ I don't think it's worth it. Get the Ecobee 3 (or 3 lite + sensors).
I have the Ecobee motion sensor light switch and the Alexa integration is half baked. I'm assuming the Ecobee4 will be the same. It can't play music through spotifiy, it doesn't support all the same Alexa commands, and you can't assign it to a room like you can with the Echos. This is probably a restriction from Amazon for all 3rd party integrations but it's just annoying. Plus the microphone is terrible. Never hears the wake word.