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    • Best answerYou don't need the DOT because the thermostat has full Alexa functionality. HOWEVER, the microphone and the speaker on the thermostat sucks when compared with the DOT.

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  • Q: Does the thermostat work without WiFi or Is WiFi always required?  (5 Answers)

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    • Best answerThermostat works without WiFi, it will be in a manual mode that means Alexa does not work and the smart phone app does not work.

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    • Best answerIn short, yes. I have the ecobee4 and it works perfect. I needed to make some minor adjustments after I'd installed it the next day. However, I was at work when my wife complained about it. I opened the app and made the requested adjustment and it's worked perfectly since. I liked it so much that when another thermostat went out 10 days later I didn't think for a minute. I jumped out and picked up another one.

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    • Best answerSince you referenced opening and closing ducts.... I will also put in my comments here, I have answered this same way on several other questions and it might also help you here; The Ecobee in and of itself can help you with what zone you care about for temperature but won’t help you with being able to truly ‘zone’ the house. You can set what sensor(s) you care about in the comfort setting group, from 1 to as many sensors as you have. During the sleep group, I have it only caring about the remote sensor I have in the bedroom. I actually wanted to zone my house because my bedroom would freeze out during the day while the AC was trying to keep the living room temperature comfortable and then at night, we would overheat because now the living room was fine but the bedroom got hit with the sun during the evening. The Ecobee can with the extra sensors make the furnace care about the other rooms and or average out the house, or at night focus on a smaller number of sensors or even a specific one like I talked about, my bedroom. I myself wanted more though and have areas that I don’t care about turn off the vents when I don’t care about them or when they reached temperature that would freeze out stop after the room temperature leveled off at the desired point. I went with the Ecobee and Keen Home smart vents https://keenhome.io because they actually tie together and work together to get ‘zone’ effects like I wanted. The smart vents can close off when the room reaches the desired level for that specific room and then open back up when needed. It doesn’t “call for heat” or “call for cool” but if you use an Ecobee sensor in that room, the Ecobee can then call for heat/cold based on average for the house or for that specific room and then the smart vents will use that same sensor to detect and close off the vent when the set level for that room is reached. It is the best way I have found to do this kind of zoning without having my whole system replaced with something more expensive. I hope that helps.

      By Automan 

    • Best answerNo, it would only turn on the 1 (Main House) Furance. Put 1 sensor in the ‘other’ heat pump Furance room, and IF it’s getting colder there, compared to the Main House, the Main Furance would kick on!

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  • Q: Does the ecobee4 work with google home?  (5 Answers)

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    • Best answerIf you install extra room sensors in other parts of the house, your ecobee4 will average the sensors in occupied areas to determine the current temperature. This can help minimize any temperature swings from an open exterior door, for example.

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  • Q: How many sensors come with the ecobee 4?  (10 Answers)

    By Ronny 

    • Best answerOne

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  • Q: How easy is this to install?  (5 Answers)

    By Mary 

    • Best answerIt took me about 30 minutes to install the device and another 20-30 to set it up on my phone. I'm not the most handy of people either. If you download the app before you install it gives you step by step instructions and videos right on your phone.

      By Matt 

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  • Q: can this be installed in an condo or apartment  (5 Answers)

    By mikayla 

    • Best answerI believe that will be a question for the owner of the condo or the apartment if you ask them I'm sure they can probably accommodate but a lot of times they're going to want to have the maintenance guy install it but as long as the wires are there it can be easily put on the wall and then if you move out can be easily removed and the old one replaced in its spot

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