Conserve Energy Money With the Ecobee Smart Thermostat

by Michal on May 26, 2009

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

One sure way to lower your heating and cooling bill is to use a programmable thermostat. The ecobee Smart Thermostat is designed to help you save money and conserve energy all while reducing your impact on the environment. It is easy to use with its touch screen programming and can be accessed by using your personalized web portal when you are away.

The ecobee Smart Thermostat allows you to program the thermostat by setting your desired temperature for when you are home and when you are away. The temperature can be customized based on the time of day and the day of the week. For example, if you are not home Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm you can set one desired temperature for those hours. If you normally return home at 6pm, the thermostat can programmed to automatically change the temperature at that time, so you are only using energy when you need it. You can customize the temperature to fit your lifestyle and this will allow you to save energy and money.

The easy to read main menu has several options for you to choose from. One option is the vacation button which is designed to maintain an energy efficient home when you’re gone for an extended period. You can program your vacation ahead of time by pressing the vacation button and choosing a start and end date. You then select your desired temperature and while you’re gone your can rest assure you won’t be wasting energy.

By touching the weather button, the ecobee Smart Thermostat will show you the current days forecast. You can also view the five day forecast for your area and this can be a helpful tool when programming your thermostat for the week.

If you are away from home you can still make any necessary adjustments to the temperature in your home by having complete access to the thermostat via the web. You can log on, make any changes needed and still save on energy without even being home.

The ecobee Smart Thermostat retails for $385. If this is out of your price range there are similar programmable thermostats on Amazon, as well as Ebay.

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