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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #380 on: April 20, 2023, 05:00:32 PM »
Multiple sensors can help especially on friday night when the flames and kitchen heat can effect the temps

Good point. I didn't think of using it that way. Will place a sensor in my kitchen (away from the oven so it is not triggered too much).

Dont ask me why, but my kida are always colder on friday night. There is no way to set it that on friday evenings the heat should be higher. You only get three settings. Home, sleep and away. Thanks to you I see now that you can add comfort settings. Was this always the case? OK True, but most people know that to keep the house comfortable, they need to set it x degrees warmer or colder.
You were always able to add comfort settings. I have one for Shabbos afternoon to be a couple of degrees cooler upstairs so DW can catch a good nap.

Remote control is great for leaving or coming back from a vacation/Shabbos, etc.

Why would make everyone too hot or too cold if one room needed a slight adjustment?

I also like using it as a wall clock.

I wouldn't get anything more sophisticated than the ecobee 3 lite for free or close to free from the utility company, though. It does whatever you need it to (as far as I know).

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #381 on: April 21, 2023, 09:40:19 AM »
True, but most people know that to keep the house comfortable, they need to set it x degrees warmer or colder.
Get Arzel Zoning & you eliminate that problem.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #382 on: April 21, 2023, 01:02:27 PM »
Get Arzel Zoning & you eliminate that problem.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #383 on: May 06, 2023, 09:42:54 PM »
Got Ecobee premium. I have a few questions. First off, I disabled the follow me feature because of Shabbos, is there anything else I need to disable?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #384 on: May 06, 2023, 09:46:47 PM »
Do I have to disable this for Shabbos?


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #385 on: May 06, 2023, 09:53:26 PM »
Another 2 questions:
Is there any way to schedule heat during the night and AC during the day?
Auto AC/Heat can be useful, but is it possible to keep room at 1 temperature (ex: 70), but to only change between Heat and AC if it hits 73 or 68? I only see an option for Heat till 68 or AC till 73 why can't there be a middle ground of 70 and only change from heat to AC or AC to heat if it goes up 3 or down 3 degrees? This option with be very useful these days where at night it can reach 40 degrees and day reach 75, so essentially you'll be having heat all night and the second it hits 73 degrees in the house during the day, the AC will turn on and keep the house 70.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #386 on: May 06, 2023, 10:17:08 PM »
Do the sensors have motion detection?
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #387 on: May 06, 2023, 10:19:47 PM »
Do the sensors have motion detection?
Where can I find this information?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #388 on: May 06, 2023, 10:52:44 PM »
Where can I find this information?
Check the specs, I believe the standard ones do, and is a problem.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #389 on: May 07, 2023, 12:50:12 AM »
Is it possible to connect the AC & heating to this Google Nest thermostat (not the learning nest thermostat)?

This one
I'm going crazy, wanna come along?

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #390 on: May 07, 2023, 07:17:41 AM »
Another 2 questions:
Is there any way to schedule heat during the night and AC during the day?
Auto AC/Heat can be useful, but is it possible to keep room at 1 temperature (ex: 70), but to only change between Heat and AC if it hits 73 or 68? I only see an option for Heat till 68 or AC till 73 why can't there be a middle ground of 70 and only change from heat to AC or AC to heat if it goes up 3 or down 3 degrees? This option with be very useful these days where at night it can reach 40 degrees and day reach 75, so essentially you'll be having heat all night and the second it hits 73 degrees in the house during the day, the AC will turn on and keep the house 70.
You need to change the Heat/Cool Minimum Delta: https://support.ecobee.com/s/articles/Threshold-settings-for-ecobee-thermostats

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #391 on: May 17, 2023, 10:38:04 AM »
Since the Home/Away and follow me feature is turned off on my ecobee I would love to utilize the geofence feature. The biggest issue is not integrating with 2 phones, it will put the thermostat into away mode when my wife left but I'm still home. Has anyone come up with a solution? I tried IFTTT but I couldn't figure out a way to set it up.

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #392 on: May 17, 2023, 05:35:11 PM »
Since the Home/Away and follow me feature is turned off on my ecobee I would love to utilize the geofence feature. The biggest issue is not integrating with 2 phones, it will put the thermostat into away mode when my wife left but I'm still home. Has anyone come up with a solution? I tried IFTTT but I couldn't figure out a way to set it up.
Home Assistant? :D
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #393 on: May 21, 2023, 10:03:11 AM »
I have a google home display and was wondering if anyone knows of a way for it to display automatic sport scores like the Alexa can or anything similar to. Iím open to all and any ideas IFTTT or any coding needed

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #394 on: May 23, 2023, 07:51:33 PM »
Where is the proxy sensor?


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #395 on: May 23, 2023, 10:40:14 PM »
How do I connect a ring doorbell to a Google smart speaker? I'd like the speaker to notify me when someone rings the doorbell.
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #396 on: May 24, 2023, 10:31:48 AM »
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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #397 on: May 24, 2023, 06:45:05 PM »

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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #398 on: May 24, 2023, 06:53:23 PM »
Quick update for Eccobee Premium: I tried process of elimination by adding more and more tape every time proximity sensor was still active. I have now used half of a roll of electric tape, I taped every part of the thermostat including the sides, and yet the proximity sensor is still active. I truly wonder how the sensor works. Would love any insight.


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Re: Smart homes
« Reply #399 on: May 24, 2023, 07:02:35 PM »
Which Eccobee model?
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