A smart home thermostat is a device that can really bring your smart home to the next level. I’ve reviewed quite a few smart home devices here on my blog. Lights, Plugs, and more. But a smart home thermostat bring technology and savings to your home setup. These smart devices will connect to your Wi-Fi network so you can control the temperature of your house even if you’re not at home. They also include Smart Learning capabilities so they learn when you are not active in the home like sleeping or away. The ecobee4 is the newest product from ecobee and gets better reviews that other smart home thermostats so let’s dive in.One of the draw backs to many starting on their smart home journey is which hub or main system to go with. Thankfully most smart home devices have excepted that Amazon Alexa Or Google Home seem to be the winners in this area. If you have either of these devices you can use them to control your smart home. If you get the Ecobee 4 it includes a fully functional Amazon Alexa Speaker right in the device. You can ask Alexa to turn up your temperature, the weather outside, set a timer, tell you a joke or any other Alexa features and the EcooBee 4 will answer you. This works great if you have the Ecobee 4 in a living room environment, not so great if it happens to be in an off hallway. As mentioned you can also use Google Home to voice control the EcoBee 4 (but for some reason you need to have the Alexa feature enabled). The Ecobee 4 also works with IFTT , Apple Home Kit, Microsoft Cortana, and Smart Things.I received an Ecobee 4 from Ecobee but thoughts as always are my own.
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