Ecobee’s Smart Thermostat Humidity Guide: All You Need To Know

An ecobee room sensor on a bookcase shelf.

The ecobee smart thermostat is one of the leading choices when it comes to bringing some elegance to your HVAC system. This smart thermostat comes packed with features that handle everything from learning your daily routine to nuanced scheduling options. On the top of every homeowner’s mind is humidity. Not only is this about comfort, … Read more

Smart Radiator Valves: Worth It? Or Just A Gimmick?

A standard (non smart) terrier thermostatic radiator valve fitted to a radiator in my house.

A single-zone smart thermostat can either put the whole house’s heating on, or off. It can’t control individual rooms (well, not without automatic dampers – which are rarely fitted in residential homes). In my opinion, this is one of the many flaws of smart thermostats. But what about smart radiator valves? Can these swoop in … Read more

Nest Thermostats and Underfloor Heating: Latest Info Guide

Two Google Nest thermostats in store, the Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen and Thermostat E.

Underfloor heating provides soft, gentle heating from underfoot throughout the day, giving a nice, natural feel to a house’s heating provision. This is especially compared to an occasional blast of warm air (or heat from a wall-mounted radiator) that many houses provide. So I wanted to explore how well the Nest Learning Thermostat range and … Read more

Help: My Fan Keeps Running With Ecobee! How To Turn It Off?

An Ecobee smart thermostat displaying the current weather

Ecobee makes one of the best smart home thermostats on the market. It comes fully ready to work with both Alexa and HomeKit. It also comes with all the features you’d expect from a modern smart thermostat.  Even with all these features, many users have been struggling to get their HVAC fans under control when … Read more

Why Is My ecobee Blowing Hot (Or Cold?!) Air? (How to Fix!)

A marketing image of the 2019 ecobee SmartThermostat black model with the temperature being displayed on screen.

The ecobee range offers various smart thermostats that are some of the most popular choices for today’s smart home. ecobee works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Homekit as well as a few other systems. Normally, you can rely on your ecobee thermostat to keep your home’s temperature right where you need it. However, there are … Read more

ecobee’s “Frost Control” Feature (& Does It Work Properly?)

Cleaning water condensation off a window

Frost control as a function isn’t unique to the ecobee smart thermostat. In fact, many old-fashioned thermostats and HVAC systems have their own versions of frost control. This setting is part of the overall attempt to wrest with relative indoor humidity. We humans have become picky creatures when it comes to climate. While we have … Read more

Does Ring Have A Thermostat (Or Support Other Thermostats)?

Ring products on

Back in 2013, a small company appeared on Shark Tank: a company called DoorBot, who later rebranded as “Ring”. In their appearance, Ring outlined their smart doorbell – one of the first smart doorbells on the market. Since then, Ring have released smart cameras, an alarm system, a range of smart lights – along with … Read more

Why Is My Ecobee Not Following The Configured Schedule?

A wall mounted ecobee smart thermostat

Having full control over your home’s heating and cooling is one of the best perks of smart home tech. Being able to use your phone to quickly change the thermostat in response to a cold snap while you’re on the way home from work is ideal.  Ecobee makes one of the most popular smart thermostats … Read more

How Ecobee Smart Thermostats Work With Underfloor Heating

A marketing image of the 2019 ecobee SmartThermostat black model with the temperature being displayed on screen.

If you are someone who doesn’t like stepping onto a cold floor in the middle of the winter and would prefer to wake up with a cup of coffee instead, then you might have invested in an underfloor heating system. At the same time, you might have heard that a smart thermostat can help you … Read more