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Introducing Ecobee Smart Thermostat’s Eco+ Upgrade
Supercharge Your Ecobee Smart Thermostats with Eco+ Upgrade
Eco+ is a free upgrade for Ecobee smart thermostats with voice control that saves you more money and helps you move to clean energy. As an AI engine, the eco+ update is a suite of free machine learning features designed to cut costs and tailor your temperature settings. The free suite of machine learning features predicts future energy usage and needs based on humidity, occupancy patterns, weather forecast, and electricity cost.
Each month, you will receive emails detailing your energy consumption as calculated by Eco+. The emails include the duration your Ecobee smart thermostat was running and the amount of energy savings it has generated.
Your Ecobee smart thermostat calculates your energy savings, just like the way it calculates your HomeIQ savings.
Ecobee Eco+ Major Features
The Eco+ software update comes with five significant features.
Smart Home and Away
Eco+ AI engine can predict whether you are home or away, minimizing energy waste. It relies on Ecobee smart thermostats room and motion sensors to scan and determine the occupancy patterns in your home. If you and your family are home, the Eco+ software update adjusts your smart thermostats to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
If you are away at work, the Eco+ AI engine readjusts your smart thermostat temperature settings to minimize energy waste.
Using Ecobee smart thermostat sensors, the Eco+ AI engine measures humidity levels in your home and readjusts the temperature setting accordingly. Humidity affects the “Feels Like” temperature in your home. Higher temperature makes your home feel hotter while lower temperature feels cooler.
Eco+ adjusts your Ecobee smart thermostat settings based on humidity to a more comfortable level for more savings and comfort.
The Schedule Assistant feature analyzes and learns your existing schedule. It compares this to occupancy patterns in your home using Ecobee smart thermostat room sensors. Eco+ maps out patterns when people are in your home and when they are away.
Using the new schedule, Eco+ makes recommendations by optimizing your Ecobee smart thermostats to reduce energy usage. This saves you on electricity costs.
Time of Use
Use less energy and save money with the Time of Use feature. Eco+ automatically optimizes your heating and cooling when electricity is less expensive. A majority of utility companies have the time of use rate.
During peak times, your Ecobee smart thermostat displays the time of use icon on the home screen. This can be the perfect time to run energy-intensive appliances such as your dishwasher or laundry machine.
Community Energy Savings
Best for customers with participating utility companies, the Community Energy Savings feature makes small adjustments to energy usage in your home during peak times. High energy demands in the community exceed the power supply resulting in power outages.
Eco+ works with your utility company to lessen the strain on the energy grid. Thanks to better heating and cooling management, you and your community get to lower your carbon footprint, without lifting a finger.
Ecobee Eco+ AI Engine Frequently Asked Questions
Why Update to Eco+?
When you upgrade your Ecobee smart thermostat (with voice control) with Eco+, you unlock additional energy savings. Eco+ offers full control allowing you to personalize your experience. Apart from saving you on your heating and cooling costs, the update enables your Ecobee smart thermostat to preheat and pre-cool your home when electricity is less expensive.
It also makes temperature adjustments when the community electricity demands peak. This lessens the strain on the power grid and increases the use of cleaner energy. Since the community increases the use of clean energy, you all get to lower your carbon footprint.
You and your community will experience enhanced comfort in your home while helping the planet by reducing energy wastage and promoting clean energy use.
How Can I Update My Ecobee Smart Thermostat with Eco+
Eco+ software update is available for Ecobee smart thermostats with voice control only. If registered your Ecobee smart thermostat with voice control, you should receive the update, but it may take a month to activate.
For customers with Ecobee 3, Ecobee 3 Lite, and Ecobee 4, they will receive the eco+ update starting early 2020.
How Can I Activate the Eco+ Update?
Update your Ecobee app on your iOS or Android device. Open your Ecobee app on your iOS or Android device and follow the easy steps to activate Eco+.
Which Ecobee Smart Thermostats Are Compatible with Eco+?
Eco+ is compatible with Ecobee smart thermostats with voice control. It’s also compatible with Ecobee 3, Ecobee 3 lite, and Ecobee 4.
How Does Ecobee Eco+ Detect the Room Occupancy?
Ecobee smart thermostats have room sensors, which are extra accessories that enable the smart thermostat with voice control to know the temperature of different rooms. The room sensors not only detect temperature, but they have motion sensors that detect the presence of anyone in the room.
How Much Can I Save on Energy Costs with Ecobee Eco+ Software Update?
Updating your Ecobee smart thermostat with Eco+ can save you up to 10% on your heating and cooling bill. This is in addition to the 23% your Ecobee smart thermostat is already saving for you. In total, you can save 33% on your heating and cooling costs.
Can I Disable Any Eco+ Features?
Yes, you can disable some of the Eco+ features. While Eco+ works with all existing Ecobee smart thermostat features, you can personalize your settings to suit your lifestyle. Eco+ adds five new features to your Ecobee smart thermostat. They include Smart Home and Away, Feels Like, Schedule Assistant, Time of Use, and Community Energy Savings.
To have full control of your experience, use the slider in your Ecobee app to enable you to disable Eco+ features.
Are All the Eco+ Features Available in All Areas?
Schedule Assistant, Feels Like, Smart Home and Away are available in all areas, but Time of Use and Community Energy Savings are not available in all areas. Why? The feature depends on your local utility programs and rate plan.
Replacing the Heating System
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