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A PLUS FOR THE PLANET

eco+ transforms the way you save energy. Good for your wallet, great for the planet.

WHAT IS ECO+?

Transform the way you use your energy with eco+

Your energy use varies based on your schedule, humidity, and electricity rates. eco+ uses that information to automatically adjust your thermostat at the right time, so you stay comfortable. See that eco+ badge on your thermostat or ecobee app? That means eco+ is at work.

PERSONALIZED TO YOU

Works with your preferences

You’ll see the difference in your energy bill—but you won’t feel it. eco+ works with your existing comfort settings and schedule. Adjust eco+ settings anytime on your app.

SMART, REALLY SMART

Optimized based on your home’s unique energy profile

Senses when you're home or away

eco+ uses your ecobee sensors to minimize wasted energy when you are away from home and recommend schedule changes that better match your lifestyle.

Takes humidity into account

Did you know humidity can affect the feels-like temperature? eco+ uses humidity data to more accurately optimize for comfort and savings.

Optimizing against Electricity Rates

If you’re on Time-of-Use electricity rate, eco+ can help you save during peak hours.

HELPS YOU DO YOUR PART

Saving money while helping the environment

eco+ was designed with how energy is used in individual homes and communities. We provide you with extra savings while helping to prevent potential blackouts in your community. By reducing peaks of electricity on the grid, eco+ drives real environmental impact.

FAQ AND SUPPORT

Got questions? We’ve got answers

eco+ is ecobee’s newest smart feature developed to increase your savings, personalized to your comfort and home.

eco+ is supported on the ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4, and ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control.

All eco+ compatible ecobee thermostats will be automatically updated with the feature in 2019.

When eco+ is optimizing your heating and cooling control, the eco+ icon will appear on your thermostat’s home screen. Touch the icon for more information on how eco+ is optimizing your heating and cooling.

ecobee thermostat and mobile app with eco+ enabled

After enabling eco+, your energy saving preference can be adjusted through the Main Menu on the thermostat or the Android and iOS mobile app.

To adjust, open the Main Menu then select eco+. Next, set the slider to one of the five savings preferences: Minimum Savings, Basic Savings, Moderate Savings, Enhanced Savings, and Maximum Savings. Where Minimum Savings can provide up to 3% and Maximum Savings up to 20% in additional heating and cooling savings.

ecobee app with eco+ comfort slider

There are five settings* that make up the eco+ experience: Smart Home & Away, Schedule Recommender, Feels Like, Time of Use, and Energy Savings Event. Each setting can be enabled or disabled giving you full control of your experience. Disabling settings may impact the overall eco+ heating and cooling savings.

*Time of Use and Energy Savings Event settings are not available in all areas. Availability of these settings depends on local utility rate plans and utility programs, respectively.

Savings are calculated in the same way as HomeIQ savings. For more information on how HomeIQ calculates savings and energy rating click here.

eco+ enhances Smart Home & Away by learning when you’re going to be home and when you’re likely going to be away. With eco+, your ecobee thermostat will learn your schedule and make slight adjustments to improve energy efficiency whenever you’re home or away.

eco+ Smart Home & Away aligns to your savings preferences. The greater your saving preference, the more quickly your ecobee thermostat will engage Smart Away.

By analyzing your occupancy data, eco+ will regularly send recommended changes for your schedule that better fit your busy lifestyle.

As always, your ecobee schedule is yours to program. You can chose which recommendations to accept and which to decline.

Whenever you chose to accept an eco+ recommended schedule change it may take a few days to update on your thermostat.

The new Feels Like Temperature Control will take humidity into account when controlling your heating and cooling.

When it’s dry, Feels Like will adjust your temperature set point slightly to keep you comfortable while saving energy.

Some utilities offer time-of-use rate plans where the cost of electricity is higher during peak hours. The Time of Use setting helps minimize electric HVAC usage during peak hours to increase your energy savings.

To keep you comfortable and reduce usage during peak periods, your thermostat may pre-cool or pre-heat your home. For more savings, your temperature set point will be adjusted by a few degrees. The amount of pre-cool or pre-heating and the temperature adjustment will depend on your savings preferences and the rates in your area. When you select a higher savings setting, the temperature adjustments for pre-cooling, pre-heating, and during peak periods will be higher. Pre-cooling and pre-heating will only occur if it’s cost effective.

When optimizing for Time of Use rates, you will be able to see more information when you touch the eco+ icon on your mobile app or thermostat.

Your utility rate plan can be found on your bill or through your utility account details online. When entering your utility information while configuring eco+, select the information icon in the top right hand corner to view an example of where your rate plan could be shown on your bill.

If you are unsure whether or not you are on a time of use rate plan, please contact your utility’s customer care team.

With eco+ enabled, the temperature adjustment during your utility’s energy saving events will be tailored to your savings preferences. Greater savings preferences will lead to higher temperature adjustments.

Depending on your utility program, your ecobee may pre-cool your home before an event to help maintain comfort and help reduce usage throughout the energy savings event.

You have total control to end an event anytime. To do so, adjust the temperature setpoint of the thermostat through the mobile app, a smart home integration (ex. Alexa, Homekit, Google Assistant, etc.) or at the thermostat itself.

Your savings preferences can be adjusted anytime. If you find Energy Savings Events are regularly affecting your comfort, your savings preferences can be changed. By setting the savings preference slider Minimum Savings, Energy Savings Event adjustments will be slight.

ecobee app with eco+ comfort slider

The eco+ Terms of Service can be found here.