Ecobee Lite Smart Thermostat
Ecobee Lite is a smart Wi-Fi thermostat which is considered the most affordable yet the most convenient offering from the company. It is built to help you save up to 23% annually on heating and cooling costs. This intelligent thermostat gives you the ability to monitor and make changes from anywhere with its Ecobee app. You can control your home’s temperature using only one tap, or through voice controls and smart home integrations like Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, Apple Homekit, and IFTTT as well as iOS and Android devices.
A vacation mode can be activated to maximize the energy efficiency of your home. In case of rapid temperature changes, the system will detect that allowing you to prevent any kind of accidents at your home.
For example, if you forgot to close the window, the Ecobee Lite thermostat will automatically turn off your AC and send you a notification thus helping you reduce bills.
The only downside here is that Ecobee Lite doesn’t have sensors in the package. The good part here is that it is compatible with sensors so you can get them from the market.
The Ecobee Lite provides an affordable and convenient way to track your home’s heating, cooling, and energy usage.
This thermostat also learns your habits and sends you recommendations on how to change the thermostat schedule. It also gives you a free energy audit every month that compares how much electricity is used in comparison with other homes nearby.
Both types of thermostats perform the same function of controlling the temperature and reducing annual bills. In contrast to programmable thermostats that use only schedule, smart ones use sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity to automatically turn off heat or AC
As calculated, smart thermostats can save up to 23% on costs which means around $140 in savings.
As smart thermostats work with Wi-Fi it means they can be a target for hacking and are not less vulnerable than other smart home devices like smart locks.
They collect data such as setup information, environmental data from its sensors.