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

Are ecobee Air Filters Worth It?

Marketing image showing two ecobee air filters.

ecobee, the Canadian smart device manufacturer best known for their line of smart thermostats, unveiled a HVAC air filter subscription service in April 2020. You get regular shipments to ensure you change them, along with reminders on your smart thermostat. But are they worth it? ecobee’s HVAC air filters are good quality and it’s very … Read more

Ecobee Sensors Guide (And Can You Use 3rd Party Sensors?)

An ecobee room sensor

ecobee produce a range of smart home devices, although they’re best known for their smart thermostat which rivals the Nest Learning Thermostat. ecobee also produce two smart sensors: a SmartSensor for their thermostat, and a SmartSensor for windows and doors (compatible with their ecobee Haven system. There’s also some support for 3rd party sensors. ecobee … Read more

New Video – Smart Thermostats Are Pointless (11 Reasons Why)!

YouTube thumbnail showing Tristan, a Nest thermostat and the text "Pointless?" and "A waste of money".

I have posted a new video on YouTube covering 11 reasons why I think that smart thermostats are pointless and can potentially be a waste of money, which is the video version of my ‘11 Reasons Why Smart Thermostats Are Pointless‘ article: Video Transcript Hey YouTube, it’s Tristan from Smart Home Point here. As you … Read more

Smart Thermostats With Geothermal – What To Be Careful Of

Rolls of conduit/UPVC pipework on the edge of a building site.

The Nest Learning Thermostat proudly talks of supporting 95% of heating systems, whilst Ecobee also says that it supports “most” systems including geothermal. But do they work properly with geothermal, the green heat pump-based alternative? A properly sized geothermal heating system shouldn’t need frequent changes to its thermostat. Smart thermostats make constant changes to the … Read more