Canadian company ecobee is renowned for creating the first ever WiFi-equipped smart thermostat, but the company is now looking to make its high-tech product available to people with lesser budgets with the introduction of the brand new ecobee3 lite, which offers a variety of fundamental smart thermostat features at a price of $169, around $80 less than competitors.
This particular smart thermostat doesn't come with expensive bells and whistles such as humidifier compatibility and smart detection systems, but retains the most important features such as the ability to control the home environment for maximum comfort and reduced energy usage. What's more, the ecobee3 lite has a touchscreen interface and is guaranteed compatible with 95 percent of residential cooling and heating technologies in the USA and Canada.
Smart thermostats haven't been around for very long, but the release of the ecobee3 lite speaks to the fact that these products are already being tweaked to suit people with lighter budgets.
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