I ask for your advise. Here is the situation, I live at a 2 story end unit townhouse while it is nice to have a lot of natural lights; it can also make my ac unit run a lot. Florida is sunny all year round, and the thermostat is on the second story, and the sun comes in straight into the thermostat thru a big window. Needless to say, my electric bill seems to be high. We do have a medium size dog, and I am not sure how much she will trigger the ecobee sensors.
Since it is a 2 story home there are some rooms that take longer to cool down too.
As I type this, I keep realizing that the ecobee might be the better option for me, but is it as good as it sounds? Are there any other option options out there that can satisfy my needs (auto features to adjust temperatures when away or present, do this feature make a difference when it comes to electric bills?)
The biggest set back for getting either the nest or the ecobee is the price, $250 sounds like a lot. However, I would bundle the ecobee with the dot since I was going to buy a dot anyway (actually, I already pre ordered it). I also have some amazon GCs that will definitely offset most of the cost.