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Amazon.com has ecobee3 Smarter WiFi Thermostat w/ Remote Sensor (2nd Gen) on sale for $199 Shipping is free. *Note, Usually ships within 1 to 4 week

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  • Home Depot.com also has ecobee3 Smarter WiFi Thermostat w/ Remote Sensor (2nd Gen) on sale for $199. Shipping is free. Thanks jmuiceman
  • Ecobee (direct) also their own ecobee3 Smarter WiFi Thermostat w/ Remote Sensor (2nd Gen) on sale for $199. Shipping is free.
  • Best Buy.com has ecobee3 Smarter WiFi Thermostat w/ Remote Sensor (2nd Gen) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free
  • Lowes.com also has ecobee3 Smarter WiFi Thermostat w/ Remote Sensor (2nd Gen) on sale for $199.99. Shipping is free
Note, this unit is compatible/works with Alexa.

Includes:
  • ecobee3 Smarter Programmable Touchscreen WiFi Thermostat (2nd Gen)
  • Remote Sensor w/ Stand
  • Power Extender Kit
  • Small/Large Trim Plates
  • Mounting Screws, Dry Wall Plugs, Double Sided Adhesive
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This ecobee3 devices offers a wide range of compatibility (heat pump, gas, oil, electric, dual fuel, humidifiers, ventilators & more). Connect this devices to your existing home network. The remote sensors allows you to track temperature and proximity to address hot/cool spots. The 3.5" color LCD touch screen offers easy accommodation to the ever changing conditions and helps you plan your day - persian_mafia

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Amazon, Best Buy, Lowes, and Home Depot have the Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation on sale for $199.99. Includes one remote sensor. Shipping is free.

This unit is compatible/works with Alexa.

Lowest price on Amazon (sold by Amazon) since June.

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Ecobee3-Th...B00ZIRV39M

Best Buy:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ecobe...Id=4213302

Lowes:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/ecobee-B.../999969270

Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/ecobee.../206303211
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Last Edited by barsik November 24, 2016 at 11:37 AM
Additional savings from some power companies. Check out the deals for ComEd, ConEd and GA Power below.

There is a link on Ecobee site that searches for rebates by zip code.
https://www.ecobee.com/rebates/

YMMV. For those who are IL Residents comes under ComED utility, Get the same Ecobee3 w/ Sensor for 50% OFF Instant Rebate from ComED Marketplace website. Just ordered 1 for $99 + taxes. bounce bounce

NOTE: Some IL natural gas companies also offer $50 rebate. Home Depot also matches the Menards 11% rebate on the $199. So....$200 - $22 - $100 - $50 = $28 + the original IL tax.

https://slickdeals.net/f/9367395-com-ed-ecobee3-sensor-and-nest-3rd-gen-smart-thermostats-50-off-ecobee3-99-nest-149-ymmv

In Pennsylvania, a $50 rebate is available to PP&L customers who buy the Ecobee ($100 if it's installed by a contractor). Link to rebate:

Rebate form here, file within 90 days of purchase [pplelectricsavings.com]

In Western NY, national fuel customers are eligible for the $75 wifi rebate. There is a $25 programmable rebate but the CSR said you are likely only able to get the $75. OF NOTE, even the thermostats need to be installed by a contractor. This stinks.
http://www.nationalfuelforthought...r_nine.pdf


ConEd (New York) has a new promo that brings the cost for an Ecobee3 2nd Gen down to $89. This is only available to ConEd customers, they do check your shipping address.

$174 sale price and after $25 instant rebate
$85 rebate for joining their Bring Your Own Thermostat Program [coned.com]
$89 final price [coned.com]

For those wanting an Echo DOT you can buy a Lowes $50 off $250 coupon on ebay and essentially got the Echo DOT for free.

If you're a resident of Pasadena, CA you can get this for $179 on the Pasadena Water and Power site:

http://www.energyfederation.org/p...unted.html

If you don't buy from the PWP website, there's also a $40 rebate if purchase online or a $50 rebate if purchased "locally". This might work if you order and pick up from the Best Buy in town.

http://www.cityofpasadena.net/upl...1-1(2).pdf

If you are a GA power customer, get this for $100 on their website:

https://www.georgiapowermarketpla...ote-sensor

Minnesota Residents: If you are an Xcel Energy Customer you can either get a rebate of $50 or buy directly from Xcel Energy's website for $149

Missouri - Ameren electric customers can receive a $100 rebate for this smart thermostat - https://q9u5x5a2.ssl.hwcdn.net/-/....pdf?la=en

Seattle, Washington with PSE (Puget Sound Energy) customers are eligible for 75$ rebate for smart thermostat https://pse.com/savingsandenergyc...ebate.aspx

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I have owned both and I would say that they are both good but for different types of homes/people.

Nest has a more solid construction than the Ecobee and therefore feels like a higher quality product. It even has a rechargeable internal battery that will keep the operating system running when power goes out, but the Ecobee only has a small battery that is used to maintain date and time. This thermostat would be good for houses where the thermostat is in a high traffic area and the different areas of the house are pretty consistent in temperature. The smartphone app and website are much more responsive than the Ecobee, however the Nest has a lot less data available to the user. The Nest has a good geofencing feature that works with multiple cellphones to further assist in auto away detection. Geofencing is a good solution for thermostat's that are not in a high traffic area. Nest also has a "smart learning" algorithm that tries to learn your behavior and your house's heating/cooling dynamics, but I'm not sure how much value the user is gains through this feature. If you choose not to use this, the scheduling feature is very versatile and allows you to schedule temperature settings at any day and time. The Nest is geared towards energy savings while the Ecobee is geared towards comfort. Last of all, my experience with customer support has been pleasant.

The Ecobee requires a common wire or the installation of the included Power Extender Kit, which is installed at the control board. This is pretty easily accomplished, so I wouldn't say this is a huge deterrence, especially if you have any technical skills, but would require you to open the panel to your HVAC. This thermostat would be good for houses where the thermostat is not in a high traffic area and where different areas of the house can differ quite a bit in temperature. What it will do is heat/cool the average temperature of all the sensors in the house to the desired temperature setting. Note, this thermostat doesn't give you 2 zones and therefore would not change the temperature difference between cold and hot areas. The sensor is a double edged sword. They greatly improve your systems ability to monitor the temperature, but they come at a pretty high cost. A 2 pack sensor will run around $60 on a good deal. One is included with the thermostat, but if you wished to use more, than it greatly increases the cost of this thermostat system. The Ecobee is great for people that love data. Through their web interface, you can extract CSV's of everything that has happened. This includes HVAC running activity, the temperatures at each sensor, the motion detection status at each sensor, the calculated average temperature, and home/away status. The smartphone app however does not seem to update realtime and needs to be refreshed to get the most current status. If the power goes out, the Ecobee completely shuts off since it's internal battery is not designed to sustain the operating system. The geofencing feature is very limited. It requires apple homekit and as far as I tell through online research, it is limited to only 1 cellphone. I have heard that their customer service can be non-responsive, but my personal experience has been good.

I originally started on the Nest and am currently on the Ecobee. On the Ecobee, I personally love the ability to monitor each room and to extract the raw data. However, Nest definitely feels like a more polished product in both hardware and software aspects. Despite being less polished, I will most likely stick with the Ecobee because of the additional capabilities it offers.
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But your furnace can't run without power to run the blower. Having a thermostat that still works doesn't help.
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FYI, ComEd Customers (Northern Illinois Electricity) can buy this at the ComEd Marketplace with an instant $100 rebate for $99:
https://www.comedmarketplace.com/...ote-sensor.

Also, for those that live in the same area don't forget to apply for the $50 Nicor Gas (natural gas provider) rebate after you buy it, making this thermostat $50 AR.

https://nicorgasrebates.com/your-...s-for-home
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wait for black Friday? or jump on it?
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Good question .. thoughts ?
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Will wait for to be around 170 with some Amazon specials
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When do you think it will drop to $170?
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If we compare it to the Black Friday sale for the nest thermostat it's going for $199 as well. I'm not sure if the ecobee3 will go much lower for Black Friday unless you are waiting for a bundle deal with 2 more sensors.
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How do I check if my current wiring is compatible with ecobee3?
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https://www.ecobee.com/compatibility/
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If not I think there will be some work around right? Like adapter?
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I just ordered this from Amazon. Also added the 2 sensors for $53 (lowest on CCC). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...S4WY7JTR1S Ended up being the same deal as I got last year on BF when I bought directly from Ecobee. Amazon has free Same-day shipping on these items in my area. I'm not sure if it will go lower since the BF ads for some stores have these listed at $199 this year. My ecobee3 with extra sensors has been awesome upstairs. Time to bring the goodness downstairs.
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Also free shipping and $199 from ecobee directly.

https://shop.ecobee.com/products/ecobee3
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can you help me make decision between nest & ecobee ? which one is better, i have mid size house including rooms upstairs and downstairs..
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How does the Ecobee compare to Nest? I've debating between the two. I have a four story house with two thermostats, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor.
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