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If you are a BGE customer in state of Maryland and want a free wifi thermostat then please schedule your appointment in the link below

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Got mine through this promo several months ago. Much better than the Honeywell that was spotty with regards to changing temps via mobile app.

the only oddity I noticed is that on the old thermostat the furnace would ignite and only once hot would the fan start blowing the heated air. Now with the Ecobee, the fan starts immediately along with the ignition so cooler air is blown out of the vents until the air warms up.
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Not reliable, looses connectivity, only way to get restored is either have electrical outage or take off wall. For a product that is supposed to save money through presence and/or sensors, not sure how it can do that if it isn't connected.

Just my experience with ecobee 3.
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Not reliable, looses connectivity, only way to get restored is either have electrical outage or take off wall. For a product that is supposed to save money through presence and/or sensors, not sure how it can do that if it isn't connected.

Just my experience with ecobee 3.
I have used mine for about a month and haven't experienced any connectivity issues. The guy who installed at my house told that BGE will provide full service at no cost if the unit has issues.
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Not reliable, looses connectivity, only way to get restored is either have electrical outage or take off wall. For a product that is supposed to save money through presence and/or sensors, not sure how it can do that if it isn't connected.

Just my experience with ecobee 3.
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I have used mine for about a month and haven't experienced any connectivity issues. The guy who installed at my house told that BGE will provide full service at no cost if the unit has issues.
i've had my Ecobee4 for about a year and can confirm it drops WiFi now and then, it's an annoyance to be sure... mine will recover, after a while, but it's still annoying. especially when I'm using the Lil'Bees as remote sensors in SmartThings to turn on different heating zones during the winter, the Ecobee4 is only on my AC system, none of my heating zones (6 hot water baseboard heated zones, with CT101s controlling them.) forced me to add another check to my SmartApp to make sure the Ecobee was actually connected to SmartThings before using its temperature...
an annoyance to be sure.

you'd think for the MSRP of these things they'd maintain WiFi near 100%.
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Not reliable, looses connectivity, only way to get restored is either have electrical outage or take off wall. For a product that is supposed to save money through presence and/or sensors, not sure how it can do that if it isn't connected.

Just my experience with ecobee 3.
Ive had mine for years and to my knowledge i dont lose connectivity all the time. Im sure its happened but its not every day/week/month. We also install these for our customers and we have more call backs from Nest thermostats than these. We also have noticed that when a utility dept offers these or Nests for free they do give themselves access on the back end to monitor and control usage during "peak" hours.
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I have had the utility company capability for years shutting off during peak usage, I don't mind this at all. The problem I have is the ability to simplify and cost savings via the advertised ecobee. Even the back door cant help if device doesn't reconnect. You can power cycle from the back, but even th n ecobee will not always reconnect. This is an ecobee problem, as I have only 1 other device connecting to WiFi and it is successfully connecting. Not internet, as it's 100mbps, 1 device, my own modem and router. It doesn't happ n everyday, but I have noticed more when updates are pushed to device, seems to be a common occurrence.

ive had ecobee for about 2 years, feels like an overpriced non smart device that adds more complexity to my life, as I have to constantly monitor it for basic functionality.

Feels like those water saving commodes, iif I have to flush 3 or 4 times just to get waste out, can't see how that is saving water.

Also backup power supplies are not feasible, have to have one for every appliance I want to stay on, modem, router, furnace, water. Cost savings, lol.


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Ive had mine for years and to my knowledge i dont lose connectivity all the time. Im sure its happened but its not every day/week/month. We also install these for our customers and we have more call backs from Nest thermostats than these. We also have noticed that when a utility dept offers these or Nests for free they do give themselves access on the back end to monitor and control usage during "peak" hours.
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