New ecobee3: The Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat with Remote Sensor (Read The VERGE Review!)

ecobee3Ordinary thermostats read the temperature in only one room, but are supposed to deliver comfort in all rooms. ecobee3 remote sensors deliver the right temperature in the rooms that matter most.

Smart, really smart! ecobee thermostats use thousands of data points to automatically make intelligent, and personalized heating and cooling decisions to save you money on energy costs, improve your home’s heating and cooling performance, and ultimately make you comfortable in your home.

Featuring a 3.5″ full-color LCD touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixel display with highly intuitive iconography and controls, just like your smartphone. Reads temperature in multiple locations solving for uneven temperatures in the rooms that matter most.

Ecobee3_Box Whats in the box? ecobee3 thermostat, Remote Sensor
with detachable stand, Power Extender Kit (PEK), Screws and drywall plugs, Standard and large trim plates, Quick Start Guide, Installation Guide and wire labels. Warranty: 3 years

Review from The Verge: One of the first things Stuart Lombard will tell you is how much he spent on the solar panels that are on top of his house. It’s not to brag so much as to explain why buying one of his company’s new $249 thermostats is as good of an idea as strapping $26,000 worth of solar panels to your roof. It saves, he says, about as much energy as the solar array by doing a better job at regulating indoor climate controls.

Lombard co-founded Ecobee, a Canadian company that made the world’s first Wi-Fi-connected thermostat, only to spend the past three years watching the world fawn over its competitor Nest’s futuristic design. Today the company is unveiling its answer to Nest, the Ecobee 3. It’s a jet-black square with rounded edges that looks like nothing else the company has made before, especially its predecessor: a white box with a touchscreen that Ecobee sold patterned Gelaskin stickers for, basically to hide the thing.

By comparison, the Ecobee 3 is something the company wants you to stop and look at each time you walk by it in your house. When it’s not showing you the temperature inside your house, it doubles as a weather station, giving you the upcoming forecast. And just like Nest, Ecobee is pitching it as something that does all the scheduling for you, saving time and money in the process.

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