Ecobee and other smart thermostats have several features which make them very helpful and are extremely easy to use. They are designed with the user in mind and depending on your preferred method of control there are several options for how to operate them. With the Ecobee unit you have the option of manual control, remote from your phone or tablet device or even your voice.
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One of the greatest features of the Ecobee is that it pairs with home sensors which deliver the preferred temperature to the rooms that matter or can average the temperature across several rooms to avoid locations being cold or under heated. This is especially helpful in homes with multi-stage furnaces which can control and send the heat directly to individual rooms as necessary.
A typical thermostat will read the temperature in one location where it is installed, which can make other rooms uncomfortable.
Ecobee has several other amazing features which are all designed to help save you money and make your home more comfortable:
Follow Me uses room sensors to know which room you’re in and automatically adjust to your preferred temperature.
Smart Home/Away ensures you’re comfortable while you’re at home and saving money when you’re not.
Free energy reports give you insights on how much you’ve saved based on run times and offer tips for further savings.
Use Apple HomeKit to control your ecobee with Siri’s help on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Or Voice control with Amazon Echo, to easily change the temperature with just your voice.
At Adaptive Developments our smart home systems are grouped from specially selected products to give you the best customer experience possible. There are several parts to the system which make it such a great option for any discerning homeowner. First and foremost, the system is low cost and non-invasive. The primary driver for most of the components is wireless communication, which means no wires and no damage to your existing home. The blinds are battery operated, the switches replace your current switches, the thermostat and locks can often use the existing holes and wires to function. As a whole, this means that we can install our system in nearly any age of home or during any part of the construction process. Old home, new home or renovation, we can find a solution that works.
The second part of the system which is often appealing is the scalability. Since all the parts are sourced from different manufacturers it means that all the components can work independently and without purchasing an entire home system. Just want to be able to control the thermostat while you are away? We can do that. Want to just change the locks to give you more control of your home security? We can do that. The system can start small and scale up to a full home package without affecting the ability to use the previously purchased components. As you decide what you want and how much further you want to take your smart home you can often continue to add-on to it as necessary or as your budget or needs change over time.
The final feature of the packages we offer is that we empower you to learn how to operate the system so it is not difficult to add or change things as you see fit without a phone call to us. This is an important one, as we are obviously here to help and teach the homeowners as required. However, a large difference in our system is we will help teach you how to make small changes to the programming portion of the smart home. We want you to be able to learn to set scenes, to be able to add or remove lights or blinds or functions of an automation. It is our goal to let you take control of your home and help you learn how all the functions of the home work together so you can fully customize your home without us there. We are here to help troubleshoot the system if something goes drastically wrong, but our goal is to help you learn the system from the inside so that YOU the homeowner can easily fix or make changes to the system without waiting for a scheduled maintenance session.