ecobee3 leads in smart home compatibility, named first thermostat to
work directly with Echo
Inc. today announced that the ecobee3 smarter wi-fi thermostat with
room sensors is the first thermostat to be directly compatible with
Amazon Echo, offering homeowners added convenience and comfort in their
everyday lives through Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa.
Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, will be able to facilitate requests
from across the room. For example, users can say, “Alexa, set my
thermostat to 72,” or, “Alexa, increase the temperature in my house,” to
control their ecobee3.
“We’re excited to provide ecobee3 users with added functionality and
convenience through Amazon Echo,” said Stuart Lombard, president and CEO
of ecobee. “Amazon has been a tremendous retailer to work with, and we
are looking forward to expanding that relationship through thermostat
integration with Echo, which offers complete home voice control.”
As the No. 2-selling wi-fi thermostat in North America, the ecobee3 is
the only thermostat that uses room sensors to deliver comfort in the
rooms that matter most. This unique design resolves a fundamental flaw
in traditional thermostat design of only measuring temperature in one
location, which contributes to hot and cold spots throughout the home.
The ecobee3 saves homeowners an average of 23
percent on their heating and cooling bills. Compatible with 95
percent of residential homes in North America, the ecobee3 does not rely
on batteries but receives power through a C-wire or its Power Extender
Kit (PEK). With its Amazon Echo integration, ecobee leads the category
in compatibility with smart home platforms.
“We’re excited to launch thermostat support with ecobee today, and bring
the magic of far-field voice control to more customers,” said Charlie
Kindel, Director, Amazon Echo and Alexa. “Using only your voice to
control the temperature in your house is another great way to create
Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
The ecobee3 smart thermostat is available for $249 on/in Amazon, Apple,
Best Buy and Home Depot. The ecobee3 thermostat comes with one free
wireless room sensor and supports up to 32 sensors. Additional room
sensors can be purchased in a package of two for $79.
The ecobee3 is compatible with Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, Samsung
SmartThings and Wink.
The ecobee3 is designed to be compatible with 95 percent of residential
heating and cooling systems in North America and does not require a
C-wire when using the included Power Extender Kit. To ensure ecobee3
will work in your home, visit www.ecobee.com/compatibility.
ecobee Inc. introduced the world’s first wi-fi connected smart
thermostat in 2009. The company’s award-winning thermostats have enabled
hundreds of thousands of consumers to control their home comfort anytime
and from anywhere, using their smartphone, tablet or computer. For more
information visit www.ecobee.com.
Clare Marshall, (312) 233-1253