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How to Maximize Energy Savings with ecobee Smart Security and SmartSensor for doors and windows

Just in time for summer, ecobee is launching a new feature to help homeowners conserve energy.

by ecobee on 06/21/2021 in Smart Home & Tech

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When paired with SmartSensor for doors and windows and Smart Security, ecobee's SmartThermostat is now the first to automatically pause heating or cooling. To reduce excess energy use, SmartSensor pauses your HVAC if it detects that a door or window has been open for five minutes or more. ecobee SmartOwners will receive a notification about which door or window is open, with the option to pause or resume the system.1 When a door or window has been closed again for 30 seconds, heating or cooling will resume.

Requested by ecobee SmartOwners, this powerful new feature offers peace of mind, energy conservation, and simplifies home management. Pause when open is especially helpful during the summer months when families may open doors and windows to let in fresh air, but forget to turn off their air conditioning.

“ecobee Smart Security is more than a home monitoring system. It’s a smart home management system,” said Stuart Lombard, ecobee Founder and CEO. “Adding this feature to Smart Security underscores our commitment to building a comprehensive and sustainable smart home management system that connects home heating and cooling with home monitoring. We look forward to continuing to add features and benefits for Smart Security subscribers in the future.”

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ecobee Smart Security connects ecobee products to create a smart home solution that provides comfort and peace of mind, making everyday life easier.

ecobee Smart Security also allows SmartOwners to come and go as they please without keypads, countdowns, and false alarms. Wi-Fi and geofencing help Smart Security detect registered family members when they arrive or leave, and automatically arms or disarms the home. Smart Security enhances SmartSensor for doors and windows too, allowing them to notify SmartOwners about entries directly through the ecobee app.

If you're looking for an effortless way to add smart home monitoring and energy savings to your home, take advantage of a two-month free trial of Smart Security and our SmartSensor for doors and windows on sale, which runs from June 18 - July 2, 2021.

Still looking for energy-saving ideas? Check out our list of helpful summer tips.

1 Pause when doors or windows are open works with a subscription to Smart Security and ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4 or ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control, and ecobee SmartSensor for doors and windows.

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