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Dec 1, 2023 12:30:00 PM by Lauren Mangano

Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat: Features and Benefits

Ecobee offers three smart thermostats: Smart Thermostat Premium, Smart Thermostat Enhanced, and ecobee3 lite. In this blog, we will focus on the ecobee3 lite, which is a great choice for a balance of comfort, value, and energy savings. This smart thermostat offers many helpful features and benefits such as energy savings, remote control, and schedule learning. Let's dive in!

ecobee3 lite smart thermostat

Features and Benefits

Energy savings

The ecobee3 lite is ENERGY STAR Certified, meaning that it meets the highest standards of home comfort and energy conservation. By using this smart thermostat, you can save up to 23% annually on energy costs. Plus, with the newest eco+ software update, homeowners can enjoy further savings. Eco+ consists of five advanced features:
adjust the temperature for humidity
Ecobee detects fluctuations in indoor humidity to ensure your home always feels like the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat. This keeps your home energy efficient and comfortable even in periods of unusually high or low humidity.
schedule assistant
Schedule Assistant keeps a close eye on your thermostat schedule. If it doesn't align with your daily routine, this helpful feature suggests a new schedule, ensuring maximum comfort when you're at home and minimizing energy wastage when you're away.
smart home & away
Smart Home & Away works by automatically adjusting the temperature for energy savings when it detects you’ve left, and quickly restoring your comfort settings when you come back.
time of use
By intelligently adjusting the temperature of your home during times when electricity is cheaper, and reducing heating or cooling when electricity is more expensive, you can make significant savings. If your electricity rates vary throughout the day, eco+ can assist in shifting your energy consumption to when it's more affordable and cleaner. This not only benefits you but also your community and the planet.
community energy savings
Community Energy Savings (CES) makes slight temperature adjustments to your thermostat when electricity demand in your community peaks. If you're part of one of these energy savings programs, these adjustments will be minor and infrequent but can have big impacts on your community—helping you to consume cleaner energy and reduce strain on the electricity grid.

Control from anywhere

By downloading the ecobee app on iOS or Android, you can adjust the temperature or turn on vacation from anywhere. If you aren't taking advantage of the Schedule Assistant feature, this feature is perfect for when you want the house to warm up before you get out of bed, or cool down before you leave for work. It also gives you peace of mind knowing you can make adjustments any time, even if you aren't home.

Compatible with SmartSensor

The ecobee3 lite is compatible with ecobee's SmartSensors, which can be placed in important rooms to keep them comfortable and manage hot or cold spots. These sensors include a Smart Home & Away feature, which automatically adjusts the temperature for energy savings when you leave home and restores your comfort settings when you return. They also have a Follow Me feature, which detects which rooms are in use and adjusts the temperature accordingly for comfort in those spaces. SmartSensors have no wires and can be installed in seconds, making them a perfect match to your ecobee3 lite.

Notifications and reports

With the ecobee3 lite's Home IQ feature, you can receive a monthly savings report and compare your results to other homes in the area. Think of it like an energy audit at no extra cost -- right in your ecobee app! The ecobee app also notifies you of sudden temperature drops that could result in frozen or burst pipes and when the system needs maintenance.

Smart learning

As mentioned earlier under the new eco+ features, Schedule Assistant works to learn your daily routine. If your thermostat's schedule doesn't align with your routine, Schedule Assistant will suggest a new schedule, ensuring maximum comfort when you're at home and minimizing energy wastage when you're away.

Apple HomeKit and other integrations

Ecobee thermostats work seamlessly with Apple HomeKit on all iOS devices including Apple Watch, and leading smart home ecosystems including the Google Assistant, Alexa, SmartThings, and IFTTT.

Other advanced features 

The benefits of the ecobee3 lite are endless, but here are a few more advanced features we want to highlight.
High humidity levels can cause discomfort, mold growth, and damaged furniture. The AC Overcool to Dehumidify feature uses your air conditioner to lower the indoor humidity to keep you cool and comfortable if you don’t have a dehumidifier. Ecobee thermostats are also optimized for one or two-stage heating and cooling equipment. Staging control lets you get the level of comfort you like while lowering energy use.
Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage vs. Modulating Furnaces
Next, the Fan Dissipation feature automatically runs the fan after a cycle to maximize heating, cooling, and dehumidification. Lastly, the ecobee3 lite comes with a 3-year limited warranty, giving you peace of mind every day.
ECI Comfort can help you decide which ecobee thermostat is best for your home. To learn more, request service, or request an installation, fill out the form below.
Contact ECI Comfort

If you live in the Delaware Valley/Greater Philadelphia area and would like to find comfort within your home, visit our website or give us a call at 215 - 245 - 3200 to learn more.

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