How much does the average ecobee customer save anyway?
We always knew our customers were saving a whole lot of energy and money by using ecobee products, but we wanted to find out exactly how much. The results not only make us feel warm and fuzzy inside (because we’re helping our customers reduce their environmental impact AND saving them money!), but they’re really quite compelling. So compelling, in fact, that we couldn’t help but share our findings with you. Here’s the scoop:
Our ecobee Energy Modeling team, headed up by Dr. Liu Yang, (Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from John’s Hopkins University) spent 18 months creating a model capable of predicting energy consumption based upon data supplied by the ecobee Smart Thermostat, our weather service and our customers. We took into account elements such as the size of home, number of occupants, type of HVAC system, solar radiation, weather and geographical coordinates. We selected a random sampling of homes and then used the data to compare to the same residential locations running a 72 degree hold on their thermostat versus how the customer was using the ecobee Smart Thermostat. The result was that the average ecobee user is saving 26% on their energy consumption! That’s a LOT of energy savings.
Other fun factoids:
- Did you know that thermostats represent 50-70% of your home energy use?
- Over 80% of ecobee customers run an energy-saving program (versus the 23% North American average).
- 70% of ecobee customers log on to their online web portal or Smartphone app every week.
- 96% of ecobee customers would recommend ecobee to a friend.
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