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    • AIf baseboard electric heat is being run from your current thermostat then yes it will work, BUT it is highly advised against being done. Get a Mysa thermostat for electric baseboard heat. One Ecobee 4 unit can have 32 sensors placed anywhere around your home. The Ecobee 4 unit comes with a free one, and there are sensor packs sold in pairs of two. If you buy in bulk, manager at Best Buy might discount purchasing many sensors.

      By HeroT01 

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    • AYou are correct in that this is not a zoned system. The thermostat will take into account the temperature reading of the remote sensors when deciding when to start and stop the HVAC system, but it does not control airflow in any way. In my case the thermostat is in the living room and the remote sensor is in a more distant family room, both served by the same HVAC system. The thermostat will try to average out the temperatures so both rooms will be comfortable, but one of the rooms is going to be either above or below the setpoint, depending on the system mode (heat or AC). It doesn't work as well as a true zoned system, but then again it is much less expensive and very easy to install and use. There is another benefit (I think) when everyone is in the family room and the fireplace is on. The remote sensor will detect that the family room is warm, no one is in the living room and will reduce the amount of time the HVAC runs. This seems to be how our system is working.

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    • AThe ecobee thermostats are stand-alone products; they do not require remote sensors. However, the sensors help balance the temperature in a given area.

      By Lonestar10 

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    • AThe 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 or control a zoning furnace system as far as I can tell. But you can check their website and see if your specific system is supported at https://www.ecobee.com In a NON-Zone furnace system such that I have 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 do that same exact thing, 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 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 

    • AThe 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 do that same exact thing, 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 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 

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

    By Ronny 

    • ABesides the thermostat itself, one additional sensor is included in the Ecobee 4 package.

      By Mike 

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    • Best answerIf you choose to use Ecobee smart sensors, you can set the thermostat to prioritize one room in the house instead of the location of the thermostat which could help you solve your temperature problem.

      By 1UP4Mario 

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  • Q: Will this work to replace a wireless thermostat?  (3 Answers)

    By Speedy 

    • AYes, the ecobee4 will replace a wireless thermostat.

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