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Ecobee Smart Thermostat has more than replaced Nest Smart Thermostat
June 6, 2019
I purchased the new ecobee smart thermostat with voice because I'm one of those that likes the latest technology.
Honestly I've not noticed a lot of obvious difference yet between my ecobee 4 & the new one. The old sensors work fine with it & are very easy IMO to migrate over. The new sensor is much different to install & stumped us for a bit because it doesn't install at all like old sensors. You use the app to install new ones & the thermostat is used for sync of old ones.
I did have one room that frequently temporarily lost connection due to distance I assume. Only been a short time but no loss of connectivity yet with new smart sensor.
The thermostat is fairly easy to install & ecobee has great tech support so far. This thermostat can setup more automatic like the nest but also has a lot of manual configuration if you want it. I chose manual due to my system being duel fuel but since we have natural gas we prefer to bypass heat pump usage. This is simple with Nest but more complicated with Ecobee. I had to contact support for help on bypassing the heat pump. They were great!
The stats data is awesome & much more detailed than Nest stats. Ecobee has detailed run times for stages, fan, heat, cool, aux, etc. Also has humidity, sensor, weather impact etc. I've not gotten past a full calendar month so I don't have the advanced stats yet.
The thermostat isn't ugly IMO as some say. It is much easier to access functions than the Nest IMO though. It has a full color touch screen that is very responsive. All functions are accessible on the thermostat while everything but installation settings are available on web portal & iOS app. Sorry I haven't tried Android yet.
Background for why I chose Ecobee Smart Thermostat w voice
I've been a Nest user since beginning but due to no new innovations & Google threatening the eco system as well as I had to have entire HVAC duct system changed out & redesigned. I decided to give the Ecobee-4 a try about 3 weeks ago because new system design had one thermostat for over 3000 sq’. I felt like the remote sensors would be a good virtual zone system to balance rooms if needed.
I had ecobee-4 & 10 sensors, I was quite impressed with how well it worked until I received notice of new Ecobee Smart Thermostat with voice control.
The Nest just didn't have the ability to create a virtual zoned system with its attempt at sensors. Also I prefer my Amazon eco system over Google's ecosystem because amazing works better with my home automation.