While ‘tis the season to be jolly, the holiday season also marks a busy time for many of us. Juggling between work and family commitments, and planning and preparing for all the events in between is not an easy feat.
Thankfully, a smart home is here to help. According to Statista, there were over 258 million smart homes worldwide in 2021. This number is only going to increase in the years to come. If this isn’t already a sign to give your home a smart makeover, here are four ways an ecobee can help you out this holiday season and beyond.
1) Conserve energy while you're away visiting friends and family.
Visiting your family out of town or going on a holiday vacation? During this period, many of us continue to keep our heat running to prevent our homes from getting excessively cold and to ensure we return to a warm and cozy home. However, with rising energy bills, we’re all looking for ways to conserve energy and save money.
This is where a smart thermostat, like ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium, comes in handy. ecobee smart thermostats allow you to save up to 26% on your annual heating and cooling bills, even when you are away.1 Easily set a vacation and your ecobee smart thermostat will conserve energy while you’re away and ensure your home is comfortable when you return. Plus, the ‘Set a vacation’ feature keeps your home protected from frozen pipes or extreme heat damage by ensuring your home is in the optimal temperature, so you have one less thing to worry about.
2) Stay organized with the help of voice assistants.
Through simple voice commands, Siri or Alexa on ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium can help you stay organized by adding items to your holiday shopping list, setting reminders and calling everyone to dinner.
With a simple “Hey Siri”, you can not only use your voice to adjust the temperature of the smart thermostat, but also ask for the weather, set alarms, and play your favorite festive music.2
3) Keep an eye on your home, no matter where you are.
Ever worried about whether you have shut your doors or windows at home? Well, you’re not alone. Keeping our home safe and protected gives us peace of mind and helps us feels secure.
The holiday season is a great opportunity for us to gather with those we love and care about. This also means many of us will be going in and out of our homes, which also increases the likelihood of us forgetting to keep our doors and windows closed.
With ecobee SmartSensor for doors and windows, you will never accidentally leave a door or window open again. These discrete yet mighty sensors will give you instant alerts when doors and windows are opened.
You can focus on your loved ones at gatherings and parties with the peace of mind that your home is secure and protected.
4) Look out for present peekers.
You might find yourself busy cooking up a feast in the kitchen or secretly wrapping gifts in another room, but wanting to keep an eye on your kids and pets.
ecobee SmartCamera with voice control offers a full 180º field of view with auto pan and zoom so you can keep an eye on your loved ones, anytime and anywhere. Look in on the playroom or nursery through the live feed on ecobee’s app and check in and say hello from your phone to your home with the ecobee SmartCamera’s Two-Way Talk capability. ecobee SmartCamera makes home monitoring effortless, so you can focus on getting your holiday gift wrapping and cooking done and dusted!
Greater comfort, better security and higher energy savings are just the beginning. Unlock the full benefits of a smart home by giving your home a smart makeover this holiday season.
For more holiday content, check out Our Smart Home Holiday Gift Guide, Sweet Holiday Moments with ecobee SmartCamera, Creating a Cozy and Comfortable Holiday Home with ecobee and Five Ways to Make the Holidays More Environmentally Friendly.
1 Compared to a hold of 72°F/22°C. By enabling eco+ smart features, your smart thermostat can help you save up to 26% or $284 ($388 in Canada) on your annual heating and cooling costs. Annual savings vary based on energy use. 2 An Apple HomePod or HomePod mini and an iPhone with iOS 15 or later are required to enable Siri on SmartThermostat.
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