The Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium is a new addition to the Ecobee line of smart thermostats that offers advanced features for homeowners looking to improve their indoor air quality. One of the standout features of this new thermostat is its ability to detect and monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the air.
Whether you should setback your thermostat or leave it at one temperature depends on your personal preferences and your energy-saving goals.
Setting back your thermostat means lowering the temperature when you are not at home or when you are sleeping. By doing so, you can save money on your energy bills by reducing the amount of energy your heating or cooling system uses when you don't need it.
The ideal indoor humidity level for a home can vary depending on several factors, including temperature, personal preferences, and health conditions.
Generally, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends an indoor humidity level of 30% to 60% for human comfort and health. However, this range can be adjusted based on individual needs and circumstances.
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If you own an Ecobee3 or Nest the use options are expanding. One innovative option is the use of IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT.com is a home automation application, is a free service, and simplifies the process of connecting different electronic equipment. It does so by operating in the cloud. The devices it supports is growing. IFTTT enhances the functionality of electronic devices. It allows you to connect different devices with each other that normally would not so easy communicate with each other.
The Ecobee3 smart thermostat is IFTTT compatible, meaning you can create custom recipes and use your smart thermostat with other smart devices.