Smart thermostat has powerful capabilities

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The Ecobee smart thermostat, exclusively available in the UK from IBD, provides a highly effective way of intelligently monitoring energy consumption in commercial and home applications, making savings along the way. It provides real-time control of energy consumption via its colour LCD touchscreen and also remotely with an iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Research in Canada shows that domestic users typically reduce their energy costs by 26%, and there are powerful features for commercial users.

In the commercial environment, the Ecobee smart thermostat EMS is suited to applications where a simple thermostat does not provide adequate control or functionality but where a full building-automation system is too complex and expensive. It can provide diagnostic capabilities over a building’s HVAC system, resulting in fewer maintenance callouts. A building manager can create standard operating procedures across multiple properties and compare energy consumption for each property.

The device can be programmed from the touchscreen or over the Internet. The thermostat connects to a standard wireless network to provide remote access to its settings from a computer, smart phone or tablet.

It also has a built-in live weather function and uses advanced algorithms to maximise energy savings.

Automatic alerts and reminders notify when HVAC equipment is due for service, if there is an equipment fault or when it is time to change a filter.

An Ecobee smart thermostat can be linked to contractor service and control web-portal account.

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