Help me understand Smart Thermostats like EcoBee3
Can someone help me understand what the advantages are over say just a dumb thermostat.
I work from home most days. I go into the office when I need to attend a face to face meeting.
So with a dumb thermostat, I don't really have a setting for away because I'm home. When I do go to the office for the day, I either 1) forget to set that I'm away, or 2) I do set it, but when I get home, I have to wait a while until the temperature is where I want it.
I don't really have much of a pattern. So this thing detects my phone. Great. This scenario is now covered.
Multiple room sensors.
I don't know how this is beneficial to my scenario.
I have a forced air system. Temperature between my bedroom and living room are different. I can put a sensor in the living room, and a sensor in my bedroom. But now what? One room is going to be either hot/cold while the other room is going to be the temperature I want it.
Not sure how that's going to help me. Can someone help me understand how a smart thermostat with multiple sensors help me.