Ecobee3 Lite Thermostat

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  1. Jonathan

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    Does anyone have one of these? I'm eyeing one but haven't pulled the trigger yet. The Honeywell Lyric line looks pretty interesting as well.

    The Ecobee definitely has IFTTT support and from what I can find the Lyric does too. The Ecobee definitely has a larger following.
     
  2. Lee

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    I have a nest, was it a good purchase, no.
     
  3. Jonathan

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    Yeah, I don't want a Nest.
     
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  5. Jonathan

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    I use the ecobee 3 lite with HomeKit and Siri. Zero regrets. They updated it to work with the external sensors now too. Been using it for I guess about 6 months or so.
     
  7. Jonathan

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    Do you have geofencing setup? That's one of the features I'm really interested in.
     
  8. Jonathan

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    I bit the bullet and ordered one :D
     
  9. Jonathan

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    Ended up getting the full on Ecobee 3 with one room sensor for now. Probably add 2 more sensors in the future then I'll have enough sensors to use the automatic occupation logic, though geofencing might render that pointless.
     
  10. jarland

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    Never tried to do that but seems like it wouldn't be much of a thing to do with that setup. Seems to work with IFTTT.
     
  11. Jonathan

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    It's also got native Geofencing support in the app. Haven't played with it yet though.

    So far I'm beyond pleased with the thermostat!
     
  12. WasNotWSS

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    I set 7 programs, and each one is override with a simple forward-facing set of keypads.

    I'm thinking of wasting a few minutes and building an Arduino setup with latching relays.
     
  13. Jonathan

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    What do you mean "forward-facing set of keypads"? Are you talking about another element in your setup that you use to override it?
     
  14. raidz

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    I have two of the full ecobee3's with extra sensors. Love them, have had them for over a year.
     
  15. Jonathan

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    I ended up with the full one and not the lite.
     
  16. WasNotWSS

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    Yes, they're an override where I can queue up/down, and manually override the current settings. It works really well, but it's cumbersome, so whenever I leave for an extended period of time, I replace this "Good idea gone bizarre" with a $20 weekly-programmable thermostat which mostly does the same function. :D
     
  17. Jonathan

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    Why not just use your cell phone? I guess I'm not understanding the end point of what you've setup, unless the goal was simply to see if it could be done.
     
  18. WasNotWSS

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    That was pretty much precisely it. I did it because I was bored, and figured it would annoy my millenial cousins who think that <s>digital watches</s> controlling everything from their cell phone was a pretty good idea. I'm a surly cantankerous old bastard.