Ecobee 3 lite

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  1. Jul 3, 2018 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    I had the Ecobee 3 Lite smart thermostat installed in my home.

    Anyone have one? What are your thoughts, tips and tricks that I should know?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2018 #2

    Green8

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    https://support.ecobee.com/hc/en-us/articles/227878927-ecobee3-Thermostat-User-Guide

    Why choose ecobee3 lite?

    You need the PEK support for a missing C-wire
    You need support for more stages of heating/cooling than the E supports
    You want to use Apple HomeKit, i.e. Siri on your iPhone/iPad to control your thermostat (here’s how to set up an ecobee thermostat with Apple HomeKit)
    You don’t have a C-wire and you want to use the included Power Extender Kit
    You’d rather program a schedule yourself
    You want to add one or more room temperature sensors in the future
    You simply like it better!
     
  3. Jul 5, 2018 #3

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    I got it free a part of a Green initiative from the government. I was going to get a smart thermostat anyways, but this was free with installation for free as well.
    I have the app on my phone and I love it.

    I am just trying to see if more experienced people know more than I have run across.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:32 AM #4

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    i just installed an ecobee3 Lite which Costco had on sale ($140 with 2 remotes). I have a single stage oil burning, forced air unit. The Honeywell thermostat was a simple, two wire, mercury switch gadget. The ecobee install was painless though I did have to run an independent 24vac wall wart to power it. I figured this was okay since I plan to remodel in the coming months so the wall will be demolished and I can pull in a new wiring harness at that time. That will resolve the current, surface mounted 24volt wiring. pretty nifty. I'm not a big fan of wifi appliances but will give this a try.
     

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