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 homeowners a new way to experience personalized comfort and enhanced energy savings at home. 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 to homeowners 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.”
Easy to install and easy to use, homeowners can control these Wi-Fi-connected thermostats through the intuitive ecobee mobile app, available on Android® and iOS®, and feel at home anywhere. The ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control even boasts built-in Amazon® Alexa®, so homeowners 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 in the home.
“Our collaboration with Carrier will give homeowners easy entry into smart homes and contractors a new and exciting way to provide great service,” Derrick Boyce, vice president, sales, ecobee. “We’re excited to work with an industry leader like Carrier who shares our commitment to providing innovative and world-class customer solutions.”
ecobee's algorithms and advanced sensing technology empower homeowners to live comfortably and save money on their energy bills. In fact, the thermostats are ENERGY STAR® certified and can save customers up to 23% 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. Homeowners can also look forward to taking advantage of local utility rebates up to $100 where available.
Carrier supports and encourages use of third-party smart home 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®.
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*Compared to a 72° F hold. Learn more at http://www.ecobee.com/savings.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier’s HVAC business is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.