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ECOBEE4 WI–FI THERMOSTAT W/ BUILT-IN ALEXA VOICE SERVICE $124 After $75 Instant Rebate for CO or MN XCEL Customers

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ECOBEE4 WI–FI THERMOSTAT W/ BUILT-IN ALEXA VOICE SERVICE
MODEL: EB-STATE4-01
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Price: $249
ON SALE!$199
YOUR PRICE$124
After a $75 Instant Rebate

$75 INSTANT REBATE
Get a $75 instant rebate, a one-time $50 bill credit and a $25 annual bill credit when you join the AC Rewards Program! Xcel Energy residential electric customers with central air conditioning and service in Minnesota or Colorado may be eligible for an instant rebate on qualified WiFi thermostats. Customers are not eligible to participate in both the WiFi thermostat rebate program and the Saver's Switch Program. Current Saver's Switch customers will be automatically un-enrolled from the Saver's Switch program when purchasing a WiFi thermostat with instant rebate. For additional information please visit AC Rewards Program.

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Last Edited by eckswyezed December 20, 2017 at 08:14 PM
Puget Sound Energy has a $75 rebate as well (WA state customers)
https://pse.com/savingsandenergyc...ebate.aspx
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They also have a bunch of free after instant savings items for water saving including showerheads and aerators:
https://www.xcelenergystore.com/c...g-products
https://www.xcelenergystore.com/c...cts?page=2
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Sales tax for Minnesota is charged on the full price before the instant $75 refund. You don't find out until you get to the final ordering page.

Still maybe a deal yes, as "slick" as they promote it to be, no..

Making the deal from Lowes a little sweeter if your willing to search for a lowes coupon. They will offer $75.00 rebate for the bring your own device, this in addition to the $25 for signing up for AC rewards.

The way my humidifier is spliced into my wiring I need to run a "common" wire, but it's too cold to try to tackle rewiring my entire furnace.
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Sales tax for Minnesota is charged on the full price before the instant $75 refund. You don't find out until you get to the final ordering page.

Still maybe a deal yes, as "slick" as they promote it to be, no..

Making the deal from Lowes a little sweeter if your willing to search for a lowes coupon. They will offer $75.00 rebate for the bring your own device, this in addition to the $25 for signing up for AC rewards.

The way my humidifier is spliced into my wiring I need to run a "common" wire, but it's too cold to try to tackle rewiring my entire furnace.
I have a humidifier attached to the furnace with its own separate controller. I know this can be wired into the Ecobee thermostats, which would be nice. Is that your situation as well?
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BTW I am in CO and my total with tax was $132.04 so only $8.04 for tax which looks to be 4% of the original $199 price or 6.5% of the $124 price.
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I have a humidifier attached to the furnace with its own separate controller. I know this can be wired into the Ecobee thermostats, which would be nice. Is that your situation as well?
I've been doing some googling about how to attach an Ecobee to an aprilaire humidifier. I'm not an electrical specialist, but I've read there is what's referred to as internally and externally powered humidifiers.

https://www.ecobee.com/2014/11/gu...e-comfort/

If the humidifier is indeed self powered, and you have two additional wires, where do these connect at the humidifier is one of my questions..

If your humidifier has a separate 24VAC power supply down at the furnace then the water valve is powered internal to the humidifier circuit. In this case the ecobee using the ACC+ and ACC- can act as a switch and turn the water valve on. The question I don't understand is which terminals on the humidifier you connect to.

My humidifier is the Aprilaire Model 60 automatic controller. I want it to continue to control the way it does, but I want the Ecobee to potentially override this controller if it see's fit. If the ecobee will open the water valve and turn on the fan circuit this would work.

The other power option uses the ecobee itself as the power source. In this case it's just one wire to the humidifier I believe.

I've spent a lot of time researching this, but I haven't done it, and I'm not responsible if someone uses my thoughts above and damages themselves or their HVAC system.

I want to continue with the install, but with high temperatures expected to be -5F, I don't want to be without heat either.

I allready blew the fuse on my furnace circuit board trying to install the PEK that is part of the Ecobee unit. My wires are all spliced in the rafters. I was told by Ecobee that the PEK unit will not work down at the furnance circuit board. In this case it needs to be installed at the splice. Given this is in the rafters, and it's winter, this might become a spring project.

I guess it's Minnesota State law to charge sales tax prior to the instant rebate. I had one on order, but I wan't paying an additional $9 in tax on the $75 instant credit discount.

I'm glad Costco was so easy to deal with for a return. I'm sure I would have had return shipping to xcel energy store.

Good Luck and keep us posted..
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I've been doing some googling about how to attach an Ecobee to an aprilaire humidifier. I'm not an electrical specialist, but I've read there is what's referred to as internally and externally powered humidifiers.

https://www.ecobee.com/2014/11/gu...e-comfort/ [ecobee.com]

If the humidifier is indeed self powered, and you have two additional wires, where do these connect at the humidifier is one of my questions..

If your humidifier has a separate 24VAC power supply down at the furnace then the water valve is powered internal to the humidifier circuit. In this case the ecobee using the ACC+ and ACC- can act as a switch and turn the water valve on. The question I don't understand is which terminals on the humidifier you connect to.

My humidifier is the Aprilaire Model 60 automatic controller. I want it to continue to control the way it does, but I want the Ecobee to potentially override this controller if it see's fit. If the ecobee will open the water valve and turn on the fan circuit this would work.

The other power option uses the ecobee itself as the power source. In this case it's just one wire to the humidifier I believe.

I've spent a lot of time researching this, but I haven't done it, and I'm not responsible if someone uses my thoughts above and damages themselves or their HVAC system.

I want to continue with the install, but with high temperatures expected to be -5F, I don't want to be without heat either.

I allready blew the fuse on my furnace circuit board trying to install the PEK that is part of the Ecobee unit. My wires are all spliced in the rafters. I was told by Ecobee that the PEK unit will not work down at the furnance circuit board. In this case it needs to be installed at the splice. Given this is in the rafters, and it's winter, this might become a spring project.

I guess it's Minnesota State law to charge sales tax prior to the instant rebate. I had one on order, but I wan't paying an additional $9 in tax on the $75 instant credit discount.

I'm glad Costco was so easy to deal with for a return. I'm sure I would have had return shipping to xcel energy store.

Good Luck and keep us posted..
Still waiting on the ecobee but will let you know on the humidifier connection.
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Puget Sound Energy has a $75 rebate as well (WA state customers)
https://pse.com/savingsandenergyc...ebate.aspx
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