After installing another brand of a WiFi controlled thermostat a couple of years ago, I just installed this one. It is light years ahead of the old one; from ease of installation and set-up, to the built in Alexa voice service.
When I first removed the old thermostat and saw the wiring, I thought there is no way that I can do this myself. However, after contacting Ecobee customer service, the person who answered was so knowledgeable that I was amazed. After talking me through a couple of things, he immediately emailed some information with very good instruction. It then took all of 7 minutes to change some wiring at the furnace and install the new Ecobee4. I remember contacting the company from the old thermostat for wiring help, and all I got from him was that I need to call the installer. This guy was smart.
The set-up steps that appeared on the thermostat were very good, including when to download the Ecobee app on my iPhone, how to set up the Alexa voice service linking it to my Amazon account, etc. Alexa is awesome on this. If we are cool, I can just talk in a normal voice from my sofa in the living room to the Ecobee in the hallway and ask her to change the temp……again, AWESOME. I can’t leave out the jokes that Alexa tells when I ask for one, or the weather report, and the list goes on.
The additional room sensor is amazing also. I have it set up to know when I am in a room and for it to keep that room a certain temperature. I will be ordering more of these.
Definitely look at this before you buy anything else. It works with other smart home devices as well. One more tip of my cap to the customer service person at Ecobee.
Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design