I’d like to get some feedback on which solution would be better for the goals I’m listing below. I’ve narrowed the running down to the Ecobee 3 and the CT100.
Info on the house:
About 4,000 sqft, dual story, separate HVAC for 1st and 2nd floors.
We obviously have ST, also have several Amazon Echo/Dot around the house. I’d like a thermostat that can tie in with both the Echo at home as well as some sort of HA within the house (i.e., allowing control based on room sensors/present sensors) and a system I could control away from home as needed.
Cost. With dual two HVAC units and thus 2 thermostats the Ecobee solution would cost $400+ whereas the CT100 would be around $170+, not the deciding factor but something I have to consider and so is the Ecobee for my needs worth 2x compared to the CT100.