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The following information has been produced directly from the ecobee Smart Thermostat product web page.

ecobee Smart Thermostat

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Manufacturer Product Information
Our home solutions may be high-tech, but you don't need to be a rocket scientist to use them. The WiFi-enabled ecobee Smart Thermostat takes the frustration out of programming your thermostat with a simple touch screen and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. In fact, our solution is so easy to use that over 80% of our customers are running a program!

Our scientifically proven algorithms take into account elements such as weather, size of home, number of occupants and type of HVAC system to maximize your energy efficiency. ecobee is the smartest way to save money and reduce your environmental impact. Genius!

Did you know that heating and cooling makes up over 50% of the average home's energy use? Cutting back on the amount of energy you use is going to translate into cost savings. It's pretty much a win-win any way you look at it.

We know you're committed to reducing your impact on the environment — just like we are. You'll be happy to know that our green products automate energy conservation, making it easy to reduce your carbon footprint.

Take the ecobee Smart Thermostat tour! Want to get a better idea of how ecobee products and solutions work? Sit back, relax and join us for a quick tour on how ecobee helps you save energy and money. Get the most out of your energy consumption - it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

Your very own ecobee Web Portal.
When you get an ecobee Smart Thermostat, we'll give you access to your own personal and secure web portal to manage all aspects of your Smart Thermostat. It doesn't matter where you are — all you need is an Internet connection. And if you think that's good, there's also no annual fee!

Alerts.
Something just not just right with your system? Set alerts and you can be notified through your web portal or email at the first sign of a problem. ecobee will also send you service reminders. Talk about smart!

Weather updates.
Now you'll always know if you need to leave the house with sunscreen or snow boots. Get the latest weather forecasts for your area at the touch of a button. (Now, if only we could get it to actually control the weather…)

Reports.
What better way to understand, track and control your heating and cooling system than with our Reports tool. You'll gain valuable insight into your system's performance. And your history is never lost!

 

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Found these two detailed write ups, each with many user comments, and a Google Group - worth visiting.

From Chris at MapaWatt - I finally got a chance to get it installed and I am very impressed! Not only does the touchscreen thermostat look pretty cool and is easy to interface with, but the personalized web portal is amazing.

From Steve Jenkins blog - As the owner of a couple of vacation homes in climates more extreme than Seattle’s, I’ve had plans for a while now to eventually install thermostats in those houses which I could control remotely.

Ecobee Users at Google Groups