More About ecobee
Why Buy Ecobee Products?
Founded in 2007, Ecobee is a manufacturer of Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostats for both residential and commercial use. The founder, Stuart Lombard, wanted to create products to reduce his family’s carbon footprints. Since heating and cooling took up most of his home’s energy use, he created programmable thermostats that were cost-effective and energy efficient.
After many trials and errors, Lombard came up with a smart thermostat superior to programmable thermostats. Not only are these intelligent thermostats easier to install and use, but they are also better at conserving energy. Today, Ecobee manufactures and sells many smart thermostats that are functional and aesthetically pleasing.
How Much Energy Can You Save With Ecobee Products?
Based on an internal analysis conducted by the company in 2013, the average Ecobee customer saved up to 23% on their heating and cooling costs. The savings were calculated using correlation tests related to the length of time it took to run the equipment and the local weather conditions. Then, they researched the average electricity cost from the area to calculate the total cost savings.
Why Are Some Popular Ecobee Products?
Ecobee makes a variety of thermostats models with features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone accessibility, humidity sensors, and touchscreen options. Some popular Ecobee models are Ecobee3 and the Energy Management System Thermostat.
The Ecobee3, Energy Star certified, increases energy savings up to 23% annually. It features smart controls that work on both Android and iOS devices, so the thermostats can be controlled from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.
Ecobee’s Energy Management System thermostat, or EMS Si, is designed for commercial purposes. It works in restaurants, retail stores, and schools to save up to 63% of heating and cooling costs. The Wi-Fi enabled design allows access to multiple thermostats all via a single web portal or a smartphone app.