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Ecobee 4 Thermostat with room sensor $149.97

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Why would it go lower?
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Why would it go lower?
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Why would it go lower?
Also version 5 is out so that is likely why it will drop more
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Version 5 is out, I wouldn't honestly spend more than 99 bucks on the 4
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Version 5 is out, I wouldn't honestly spend more than 99 bucks on the 4
Version 5 is $250 on Ecobee site and the differences between the two aren't huge
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Version 5 is out, I wouldn't honestly spend more than 99 bucks on the 4
I can't even find an Ecobee 3 for $99 (new). Not sure if the 4 will go that low.
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I can't even find an Ecobee 3 for $99 (new). Not sure if the 4 will go that low.
I've gotten 2 Ecobee 3's for 99 and 79 on clearance in the past 2 years, i think you just gotta stay vigilant and looking
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Would someone be so kind as to remind me why Ecobee over Nest? I have Nest today and it seems to piss me off more than it helps, but I remember it having to do w scheduling being more flexible...
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I've gotten 2 Ecobee 3's for 99 and 79 on clearance in the past 2 years, i think you just gotta stay vigilant and looking
Guess I have to keep looking. Even now Home Depot has the Ecobee 3 for $169.
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Would someone be so kind as to remind me why Ecobee over Nest? I have Nest today and it seems to piss me off more than it helps, but I remember it having to do w scheduling being more flexible...
Look into the remote sensors and see if that technology would help your home situation
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Would someone be so kind as to remind me why Ecobee over Nest? I have Nest today and it seems to piss me off more than it helps, but I remember it having to do w scheduling being more flexible...
Ecobee uses sensors (you can add one per room) to understand the real temperatures in across your home and adjust your whole home accordingly. Nest can have sensors added to it, but adjust per schedule for that one room. Additionally, the Ecobee sensors have automatic occupancy sensing built-in so if you're actually in a drafty room it will adjust while you're there and won't after you leave so there's no need for programming schedules in that room.

Ecobee requires a C wire, Nest does not. However because of the way Nest gets its power when no C wire is present that design can lead to erratic power/behavior.

One last note is that if you watch HVAC pro videos on YouTube you'll find that they all almost universally hate Nest thermostats because they cause more problems than they solve (and maybe a lot of that can be attributed to the way it steals its power).
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Ecobee uses sensors (you can add one per room) to understand the real temperatures in across your home and adjust your whole home accordingly. Nest can have sensors added to it, but adjust per schedule for that one room. Additionally, the Ecobee sensors have automatic occupancy sensing built-in so if you're actually in a drafty room it will adjust while you're there and won't after you leave so there's no need for programming schedules in that room.

Ecobee requires a C wire, Nest does not. However because of the way Nest gets its power when no C wire is present that design can lead to erratic power/behavior.

One last note is that if you watch HVAC pro videos on YouTube you'll find that they all almost universally hate Nest thermostats because they cause more problems than they solve (and maybe a lot of that can be attributed to the way it steals its power).
Thanks for the responses. So I picked up a Nest E recently as my utility was offering them cheap. I picked up a couple sensors which is helpful. But it really only allows you to choose which source the thermostat is using for a baseline. Also, the Nest scheduling is terrible. I haven't even found a way to just do manual all the time. No matter how I try to turn off the "smart" functions, it just keeps trying to tell me how to live. I really kind of hate it.
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Thanks for the responses. So I picked up a Nest E recently as my utility was offering them cheap. I picked up a couple sensors which is helpful. But it really only allows you to choose which source the thermostat is using for a baseline. Also, the Nest scheduling is terrible. I haven't even found a way to just do manual all the time. No matter how I try to turn off the "smart" functions, it just keeps trying to tell me how to live. I really kind of hate it.

I am unsure of your specific use case. I wanted one of these smart thermostats at our cottage up north here in Michigan. For me it was about monitoring for power outages (frozen pipes in winter) and it was about logging in an hour or two before our arrival and kicking the heat on or the central air on depending on the season.

I keep that house at 50-52 in the winter when we are not there, if we have an unusually cold spell hit I may buffer that a little in case we do have some power disruption and kick it up. Previous to this when we would leave we would adjust the heat to allow a buffer if it were going to be a cold spell.. but that meant keeping the house warmer than necessary all the other days, so the smart thermostat works perfectly for this.

What I didn't want is the other smart features like "learning" and geofencing where it turns on if I am close etc. This is not our primary house so its never going to learn our patterns as they are inconsistent. The geofencing wouldn't work either as the heat or air coming on when 15-20 minutes is not going to warm or cool the house appropriately before I am walking in the door.

So after a lot of research I went with this model and couldn't be happier.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hone...Id=5845300

Its color, touch screen, works great on our Wifi, does everything we need, we can log in remotely (phone or desktop) and I get alerts if it disconnects, I can see the humidity and weather forcast on the app and the unit itself and I drop all the other supposed features that don't work for me.


Maybe that type would work for you too.
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Apparently it was too cheap to let those go out the door, because the price is up to $169.97 this morning.

Don't forget to check your local utility companies for rebates if you picked one of these up!
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