Review of ecobee EB-STAT-02 Smart Thermostat 4 Heat-2 Cool with Full Color Touch Screen
Reviewed on: December 26, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The Ecobee EB-STAT-02 Smart Thermostat 4 Heat-2 Cool offers a Full Color Touch Screen on which temperature is set by a slider on the large easy to use and read touchscreen. The thermostat displays current and programmed temperatures, system status, maintenance and high/low temperature alerts, weather conditions, WI-FI signal strength and current date/time. Touching the unique Quick Save button will automatically set the system to conserve energy and save on energy bills by running efficiently. The Ecobee features 365-day scheduling, 7-day programmable, vacation programming, humidifier, dehumidifier and ventilator control.
The Ecobee Smart uses ZigBee technology for its Wi-Fi connectivity, and can be controlled from smartphones, tabs and computers. A simple registration of the Ecobee Smart Thermostat allows access from anywhere through a personalized web portal. The registration costs no fees and offers features like program editing, setting up alerts, service reminders, manage vacations, change of preferences, reports on HVAC system performance and manage multiple thermostats from the same web portal. The easy to use intuitive user interface makes it easy to set personalized programs and the build-in live weather function helps in saving on energy bills by assisting on the most efficient and appropriate program to be set.
However, this device requires knowledge of HVAC system and is not an easy installation for most users.
Overall, the Ecobee EB-STAT-02 Smart Thermostat 4 Heat-2 Cool with Full Color Touch Screen is recommended by users for its good utility and easy to use features when home and away.
Review Group #: 1
Touch screen is not responsive at times • Informs about power outage • Informs problems with heating and/or cooling system • Set to receive an on-screen, audible alarm and email if your heating or cooling stops working
Review Group #: 2
Device works well • Web site works well and connection to router is simple • App does not work on iPhone IOS 6
Review Group #: 3
Uses 4 thermostat wires to power and communicate all functions for older homes • The control unit also requires a power source • The unit does require a WI-FI connection so that it can connect to the Internet
Review Group #: 4
Installation requires knowledge of HVAC system • Simple installation for most of the users • This device allows to check on the status and adjust the temperature remotely • Intuitive installation, supports simple and complex equipment setups
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.10 stars from 69 reviews, Price: $247.75