ecobee is discounting its ecobee4 smart thermostat that also includes a room sensor, today as part of Amazon Alexa's fourth birthday. It is being discounted to just $209. That is good for $40 off of its regular price, and also brings it back down to an all-time low for the ecobee4. This makes it a really good time to pick up the ecobee4, especially if you were looking for a new smart thermostat.
The ecobee4 smart thermostat is the latest smart thermostat from ecobee, and unlike other smart thermostats on the market, this actually has Amazon Alexa built-in. Instead of just being compatible with Alexa, it is built-in, so it would work similar to an Echo or another smart speaker. This means you can talk directly to the thermostat and tell it to change the temperature, or order a pizza using the Domino's skill which is also pretty cool. Having Alexa built-in is a rather interesting approach here, but it is pretty cool.
ecobee4 is a great looking smart thermostat that will allow you to keep your home at one temperature all-day long. Even when the temperature outside changes. Part of that is due to the room sensors that ecobee sells, and the ecobee4 does come with one. You can put this room sensor somewhere far from the thermostat and it will know how warm or cold it is in that room and whether it needs to increase or decrease the temperature. It doesn't sound like it'll make much of a difference, but it can also save you even more money on your heating and cooling bill, which is pretty nice. Of course, like any other smart thermostat out there, the ecobee4 is able to be controlled using the ecobee app. So you can set the thermostat to stay at the same temperature all-day, and save some energy, and never worry about your home getting too cold or too hot. Additionally, ecobee4 has a built-in schedule, so you can set it to be warmer at night when everyone's home, and cooler during the day when everyone is gone. Saving some more energy too. ecobee says that you will save on average, around 23-percent on your heating or cooling bill each year with the ecobee4.
This is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. However, if you are in one of the select areas that has Prime Now, this is also available and you can get it within a couple of hours, if you are in desperate need. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $119/year (or $59/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits. That includes Amazon Prime Video, Twitch Prime, and even some benefits at Whole Foods.