Should I Use Ecobee Eco+?
Are you making the distinction between should I use ecobee eco+ or disabled it?
The short answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no depending on how your comfort levels are set.
If you are new to the smart home community, you may be asking, what is an Ecobee? It’s a smart learning thermostat that enables Wi-Fi smarts to control your home’s temperature.
It also works with other smart home devices such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Homekit.
Why did we buy Ecobee Smart Thermostat, to begin with?
About two months ago, my family and I purchased our first home, and one of the first smart devices on our list was a smart thermostat.
We decided to go with the ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control which you can find on Amazon.com , it was a no brainer for us, from reading the good reviews and additional features. We were also able to get a $100 rebate which I will go into more detail in an upcoming post.
We love the idea that we can Pre-heat or cool our home from the app or adapts to our comfort levels without touching the thermostat.
It was also nice to find that ecobee is compatible with Alexa, Google Nest, and Apple Homekit.
There are really so many things that we love about the ecobee that the pros outweigh the cons by a mile! For Example:
Alexa built-in (Only for Smart Thermostat with voice control)
Voice control with Alexa , Google Home , and Siri/Homekit .
Smart Sensor (Only for Smart Thermostat with voice control)
Control with the ecobee app
Spotify & Bluetooth streaming (Only for Smart Thermostat with voice control)
Hands-free calling & intercom (Only for Smart Thermostat with voice control)
Learns and adapts to your routine with eco+
Save 23% on annual energy costs
The only con was installation/set-up, especially if you have no C-wire.
Our Personal Experience with ecobee eco+
After installing the ecobee with support, we didn’t find any particular issues or problems. We set up the ecobee app and then set it up with Alexa which was flawless. But a few weeks later we received an automatic software update or upgrade.
This is when things started to change. The house was a little warmer than usual, and my wife got curious about whether or not did the update change anything to the comfort settings.
I decided to take a look at the ecobee screen and realized there was a new symbol, Eco Plus (eco+).
What Is eco+ ?
I did some research and this is what I found, eco+ is a smart feature that helps you save on energy by improving your home’s energy efficiency while enhancing your comfort.
It does this by adding 5 cost-saving features called,
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