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Do Smart Thermostats Use Batteries?

We’re all aware of the numerous advantages that come with battery-powered gadgets, which are often worth more than the annoyance of having to replace them every so often.  Do smart thermostats use batteries? In general, smart thermostats have internal batteries used to supplement if your HVAC system can’t deliver enough power or are used as …

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How to Set and Adjust the Temperature on Ecobee

The Ecobee Smart Thermostat is a powerful device and a great replacement to and previous thermostat. It’s capable of keeping your house a comfortable temperature while your home, and reducing cost at the same time. However, like any new technology you bring home, there is a little learning curve for how to use it. Setting …

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What to Do When Your Ecobee Fan Won’t Turn On

The Ecobee Smart thermostat is a great device to have controlling your HVAC system, but as we all have experienced sometime in our life, technology doesn’t always work the way we want it to. One of those situations I ran into recently was when Ecobee wasn’t turning on the Fan to the HVAC system. If …

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How to Lock Your Ecobee Thermostat?

Have you ever been out shopping in a store or eating in a restaurant, and noticed the big lockboxes they often use to keep people “locked out” from changing settings? Perhaps it got you thinking about how you could lock your smart thermostat at home. Specifically, your Ecobee smart thermostat? Can You Lock Your Ecobee …

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Can You Install A Nest Thermostat in An Apartment? Is It Worth It?

Renters are often put in the predicament of wanting to upgrade where they live, but not breaking their lease agreement. Renters are often stuck with the amenities that came with the apartment when the contract was signed. These devices, including the thermostat, are often obsolete, outdates, and waste money. Can you install a Nest thermostat …

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How to Set Nest Thermostat to Hold Temperature & Not Change Temperature

The Nest Thermostat is supposed to be a smart thermostat, so it can be frustrating when it doesn’t do what you want it to do. Especially when it Is such a basic feature as setting the temperature to a constant holding temp. I mean, this is what thermostats have been able to do for a …

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Do You Need an Electrician to Install A Nest Thermostat?

Smart Thermostat are becoming a staple in many homes these days. It’s not hard to see why that are so popular. They are affordable, help save money, and can be controlled from anywhere you are. No more worries about forgetting to turn off the thermostat before going on vacation. In fact, smart thermostats are the …

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What Is Fan Runtime on Ecobee? Recommended Settings & Minimum Runtime

For all of us that have an Ecobee, we know that they are smart thermostats. However, we probably don’t know just how smart they are without getting into some advanced settings like fan runtime. Ecobee Smart Thermostats have advanced features allowing users to control number of minutes that the fan can run per hour. Using …

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Why Isn’t My Ecobee Fan Turning Off? Why is it Always On?

Ecobee Smart Thermostats are one of the best smart devices you can get for your home. It has just about every feature you could want, but therein lies the problem. Problems can arise if the settings aren’t just right, or if you forgot about one. One of the common issues I see is that Ecobee …

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Why Is My Smart Thermostat Smoking? Can A Home Thermostat Cause A Fire?

A smart thermostat functions the same way as other intelligent devices out there. The device enables its users to control their home’s temperature remotely through various devices, such as mobile or internet-connected ones. There are lots of benefits attached to using a WiFi thermostat at your home. One of them is that it helps to …

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