Gadget of the Week – Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat

Published on March 23, 2017

Everybody wants their home to be smarter, more efficient, and greener, but not everyone can afford to make those dreams a reality. For the cash-strapped Geek, there’s one option that offers exceptional features and a gorgeous design for an unparalleled price: The Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat.

A powerful “smart” thermostat for the more entry level geek, the Ecobee3 Lite is designed to integrate seamlessly into your home. It’s a hard-wired system, meaning that it’s compatible with most heating and cooling systems and won’t ever leave you scrambling to find a battery or replacement.

Even better, the Ecobee3 Lite offers more smart home partnerships for the price than any other thermostat, according to CNet; your Ecobee3 Lite easily syncs up with the Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, and Amazon Echo technologies.

And once it’s connected to your home’s system? You’ll feel the results – to the tune of a 23% savings on heating and cooling costs, on average. While it doesn’t boast activity trackers or adaptive technology, the Ecobee3 Lite does offer the user an incredible level of control; homeowners can easily adjust or schedule their temperature settings from a smartphone, tablet, or voice control unit, with guidance from the Ecobee system’s insightful free energy reports, weather updates, and alerts.

Ready to save money, live comfortably, and add a modern touch to your home? The Ecobee3 Lite retails for $169 through Ecobee’s shop and Amazon. For comparison, the standard Ecobee3 – which also features smart room sensors – goes for $249.

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