Ecobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save Money

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save Money

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Ecobee announced eco+ today, a suite of features for its smart thermostats that will help users reduce energy consumption and save money.

Many people don’t know that on average, 48% of a home's energy consumption comes from heating and cooling. eco+ uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to tailor temperature settings and to optimize cost savings. In fact, in the initial limited roll out of eco+ to 75K customers, they saved enough energy in just 3 months to power over 1,000 homes for a year. Demand Side Analytics, a third party expert, found that on average eco+ delivers an additional 6% in savings to ecobee customers over those not enrolled in the program - this is in addition to the 23% in savings average ecobee users already enjoy.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save MoneyEcobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save MoneyEcobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save Money

Eco+ Features:
● Smart Home & Away - Now a part of eco+, Smart Home & Away detects when you’re out of the house even faster than before and automatically adjusts your thermostat to save energy, making your home even more energy efficient by reducing consumption.
● Schedule Recommender - By analyzing your existing schedule and comparing it with occupancy patterns, eco+ can make recommendations for small changes to your schedule to optimize electricity use and reduce your energy usage.
● Feels Like - When humidity is low temperatures feel cooler. The Feels Like feature measures the humidity levels in your home and adjusts temperature settings to reduce runtime when the air is dry to keep your home comfortable and efficient.
● Time of Use - For customers who have a utility with time of use rates, this new feature will preheat or precool your home when renewable energy is plentiful and electricity is cheaper and cleaner. When energy costs more during peak demand consumption will be reduced. A simple icon displays on the home screen of your ecobee app or thermostat during peak times. With your ecobee you’ll know if it’s the right time to run other energy intensive appliances like a washing machine or dishwasher.
● Community Energy Savings - For customers with participating utility providers, this feature makes small adjustments during times of peak energy demand in a community in order to consume cleaner energy and reduce strain on the energy grid.

Eco+ is available today for the ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control. The software update will roll out to other ecobee thermostats in the coming months.


Ecobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save MoneyEcobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save MoneyEcobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save Money

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save MoneyEcobee Smart Thermostat Gets New Eco+ Features to Better Conserve Energy and Save Money

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