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Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat $165 on clearance YMMV

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[Rona] Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat $165 on clearance YMMV

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too bad. you can't use enbridge coupon.
what's the main diff btw this model and the latest one?
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redondo2017 wrote: too bad. you can't use enbridge coupon.
what's the main diff btw this model and the latest one?
TBH I think this is the latest one. I think the one most people got for free / cheap was the model 3? idk if it had a lite version or not. I think this one had voice controls?
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Noob here. My current thermostat wiring looks like this. Will I be able to install this Ecobee 4?
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Yes, but you’ll need to use the included Power Extender Kit (PEK). It’s basically an adapter that you have to wire in to your furnace wires so the Ecobee can get power. You could also use a generic 24V transformer that you plug in to the wall (the other end wires in to the thermostat)
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I have 2 on hold at Rona Mississauga (Dundas). I won't be able to get there tonight, so I am calling them now to take them off hold. If you need them, head over!
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canada2010van wrote: Yes, but you’ll need to use the included Power Extender Kit (PEK). It’s basically an adapter that you have to wire in to your furnace wires so the Ecobee can get power. You could also use a generic 24V transformer that you plug in to the wall (the other end wires in to the thermostat)
Thanks. I managed to buy one in Oakville on Spears. There is 1 unit left, it is kept locked up.
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canada2010van wrote: Yes, but you’ll need to use the included Power Extender Kit (PEK). It’s basically an adapter that you have to wire in to your furnace wires so the Ecobee can get power. You could also use a generic 24V transformer that you plug in to the wall (the other end wires in to the thermostat)
I went this route. I live in a sort of townhouse/apartment, so while I do have access to the furnace, the place is old and I don't own it, so wiring to the furnace didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. The adapter was <20$ on Amazon and has worked well, other than the fact that it is somewhat unsightly, despite my best attempts to hide the cord. The plug is on the wall opposite the thermostat, so I run the cable under a rug + raceway.
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xTheRebellion wrote: I went this route. I live in a sort of townhouse/apartment, so while I do have access to the furnace, the place is old and I don't own it, so wiring to the furnace didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. The adapter was <20$ on Amazon and has worked well, other than the fact that it is somewhat unsightly, despite my best attempts to hide the cord. The plug is on the wall opposite the thermostat, so I run the cable under a rug + raceway.
I don't have a c-wire and went the power adapter route as well. My specific solution involved cutting a hole in the wall and spending a few bucks more in hardware.

I hid the wire inside the wall from behind the Ecobee down to the baseboard. The wire is visible going horizontally to get to the outlet. Please see the attached image.
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I did it. Installation manual was really well written. A dummy like me managed to follow the instructions and set it up. I used the PEK and had no issues. Thanks OP for the hot deal. And yes, I need to patch up my wall... Lol
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Got lucky and got one, thx OP!
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I have a Rheem thermostat that came with the unit. Is ecobee Better than Rheem one?
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Picked mine up from Coquitlam. They had 1 left. Worked out great I was going to buy this at full price yesterday

Thanks OP
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Bought 3 of these only to find that I have a 2 wire system…oh boy
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A tip I thought I share as I just installed this 2 days ago. I went the pek route. Wiring at the furnace didn’t look like typical pek install videos so I had used the wrong G wire. At the thermostat I also did a 1:1 mapping, my fault for not following instructions correctly. It’s 10pm and I turn on the power and I get nothing. I fixed the wiring at the tstat but still no power. Then realized I blew the 3A fuse. Soooo I suggest you buy this beforehand to be safe and not live through a night with no AC during this heat wave :)

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/litt ... 1571p.html
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Canuckbert wrote: I don't have a c-wire and went the power adapter route as well. My specific solution involved cutting a hole in the wall and spending a few bucks more in hardware.

I hid the wire inside the wall from behind the Ecobee down to the baseboard. The wire is visible going horizontally to get to the outlet. Please see the attached image.
I had something similar in mind, but I'm only renting. Yours came out really clean, great work!

Side question, what are those 'dummy' outlets? Is that where it wires into, but hidden in the wall? Or the white adapter is what's for the ecobee?
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Thanks OP! Picked one up and easy breezy install.

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