i got myself SmartThings for Christmas but really haven’t expanded past the starter kit yet.
I am considering upgrading to a smart thermostat and am looking at either the Ecobee3 or Ecobee Lite. Rebates in my area would make the Lite free and limit my out of pocket for the full version.
I have read the reviews for both and I am trying to understand why the wireless sensors for the Ecobee3 are big deal. From some of the reviews it makes it sound like if I have a hot or cold room with a sensor in there it is just going to make the AC or heat run more trying to compensate for a cold or hot room and thereby making the rest of the house hot or cold.
For frame of reference, my house is 2 stories and 5 bedrooms, 4 upstairs and 1 downstairs. It has 2 AC units each tied to their own thermostat on each floor. The one downstairs is in the living room and the one upstairs is in the gameroom. Both are open areas. Right now the bedrooms seem colder or hotter than those open areas (depending on time of year).
If I go with the full Ecobee3 and put sensors in the bedrooms would I simply be reversing the problem with the thermostat trying to keep the bedrooms a set temperature while the open areas become the hot/cold rooms?
If that is how it works then I don’t see the value of the full version over the Ecobee3 Lite. Can anyone offer some advice if I am mistaken on that issue? Thanks.