As a homeowner, if you have never experienced the convenience and excitement of a smart thermostat, you really should do yourself a favour and make the change. The days of a thermostat reading only being done in the living room, and only getting the temperature of one spot in your home and doing little else are over.
Ecobee is a reputable name and the choice of many homeowners when it comes to the best wifi thermostat, and their 5th generation model has taken things to a new level. Here are some of the features you’re going to love.
Full Smart Home Support
There’s nothing quite like a voice control thermostat and the Ecobee 5 allows you to do just about anything you want, all with complete Alexa support. You can change the temperature, make a phone call or listen to music, and Alexa features like Drop-in, messaging and calling that weren’t part of the Ecobee 4 are now available. A blue bar on the top of the Ecobee 5 lights up when you wake Alexa, so you know she is ready and waiting. Ecobee 5 also integrates with Apple HomeKit, IFTTT, Google Assistant, Keen Smart Vents, Microsoft Cortana, Samsung SmartThings
Better Audio Quality
The speaker on the Ecobee 5 has been upgraded, so you can expect a fuller, more robust sound for listening to music while you do other things. You may not want to use it to play music at a party, but you will be surprised at the quality of the sound, since it is a thermostat.
When you combine smart home support, a better quality sound and Spotify support, this smart thermostat will keep you entertained for hours. Not only can you listen to music, but you can also play podcasts as you cook or relax to learn more about your favourite topics. The thermostat also supports SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Pandora and Amazon Music for a well-rounded cast.
High-Level Remote Sensors
The remote sensors on the Ecobee 5 are really what make it something special. The thermostat can detect the temperature, humidity fluctuations and occupancy to create the most comfortable indoor environment possible and save you money. When you leave, your smart thermostat will adjust the temperature to save energy, then restore the temperature as soon as you return.
It can also detect changes in the humidity level and make adjustments so the inside of your house always feels like the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat. You can save even more if your electricity rate varies depending on the time of day. Your Ecobee 5 precools or preheats your home based on when energy costs more or less to help maximize efficiency and energy savings.
You can get a new Ecobee 5 included with a new install of a furnace & AC system in your home. Just contact Appleby Systems for all of your HVAC needs, and ask us how you can get a FREE smart-thermostat.