INDIANAPOLIS—Carrier, the company founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, is working with ecobee, the company behind the world’s first Wi-Fi smart thermostat, to offer co-branded versions of the ecobee3 lite Pro and ecobee SmartThermostat Pro with voice control. Available this spring, these thermostats will offer a new way to experience personalized comfort and enhanced energy savings. Carrier is a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
The ecobee smart thermostats Powered by Carrier can be connected to the Carrier Connected Portal enabling contractors to remotely diagnose and troubleshoot system issues and errors. Contractors will have access to advanced system data including runtime, settings and system alerts, enabling service providers to provide outstanding support with minimal effort.
“We’re pleased to be working with ecobee to offer our customers the latest in smart thermostat technology,” said Jason Thomas, Associate Director, Residential Product Marketing, Carrier. “ecobee thermostats Powered by Carrier will provide our customers with the simple, intuitive and comprehensive system control they desire, backed by the expertise of ecobee and the legacy of innovation they have come to expect from Carrier.”
Includes Built-in Amazon Alexa
Easy to install and easy to use, owners can control these Wi-Fi-connected thermostats through the intuitive ecobee mobile app, available on Android and iOS. The ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control even boasts built-in Amazon Alexa, so owners can use their voice to control the temperature or connect to other Alexa-enabled devices. The ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control also includes an ecobee SmartSensor in the box. SmartSensor measures temperature and occupancy in the rooms that matter most and helps manage the age-old problem of hot or cold spots.
The thermostats are Energy Star certified and can save customers up to 23 percent annually on heating and cooling costs.*
These controls also boast compatibility with most residential HVAC systems including gas, oil, electric and dual-fuel systems. ecobee’s SmartThermostat supports most air quality accessories such as humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilators, heat recovery ventilators (HRV) or energy recovery ventilators (ERV).
Everything needed comes in the box, including a power extender kit and optional back plate for ease of installation. When purchased and installed by a Carrier contractor, ecobee smart thermostats Powered by Carrier are backed by a 5-year limited warranty. Carrier supports and encourages use of third-party integrations, and ecobee is dedicated to maintaining an open ecosystem. The ecobee3 lite Pro and ecobee SmartThermostat Pro with voice control integrate with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings and IFTTT.
For more information, visit https://www.carrier.com/residential/en/us/.
*Compared to a 72° F hold. Learn more at http://www.ecobee.com/savings.