- What's Included
Specifically designed to compliment the ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat, ecobee3 remote sensors read temperatures in rooms that matter most, delivering the right temperature in the right places. Ordinary thermostats only read the temperature in one location. The ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat can use multiple temperature readings from remote sensors (up to 32) to deliver comfort more reliably. Simply place a remote sensor at a height of approximately 5 feet in an open, high-traffic area like a living room, hallway or other room and upon install, the ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat will automatically detect the remote sensor.
Comfort where it matters
ecobee3 remote sensors read the temperature in the rooms that matter most and deliver the right temperature in the right places. The more sensors you add, the smarter your ecobee3 performs, making your home even more comfortable.
Savings where it counts
ecobee3 sensors know when someone is home and which rooms are occupied The more sensors you have in your home, the smarter your ecobee3 becomes, saving you more money and energy.
Why do I need wireless remote sensors?
The wireless remote sensors address a flaw that has been inherent in thermostat for over half a century.
Ordinary thermostats can only measure the temperature where the thermostat is located. This is a problem because thermostats are often located in a hallway or another infrequently occupied location. Your thermostat could be measuring the temperature from your hallway, and using that data point to make heating and cooling decisions for the rest of the house. ecobee3 addresses this problem by using wireless remote sensors to measure temperature in more than one location. In fact, the more remote sensors you add to your home, the smarter your ecobee3 will be.
What else can the wireless remote sensors do?
In addition to measuring temperature, the wireless remote sensors use motion-detection to determine whether anyone is at home and which rooms (if any) are currently occupied. ecobee3 can make smart heating and cooling decisions based on this occupancy information. There are two occupancy-related features that you can personalize using the wireless remote sensor settings:
Smart Home/Away - uses all the sensors in the network to determine if anyone is home or everyone is away. If, according to your schedule you are in a “home” period but your home is actually unoccupied, ecobee3 and the wireless remote sensors will recognize this and make adjustments so you’re not unnecessarily heating or cooling an empty home. Similarly, if you or a family member returns home during a scheduled “away” period, ecobee3 and wireless remote sensors will adjust to start heating or cooling your home to your desired temperature. This is handy when you’re home or away outside of your schedule and are either unable to remotely make changes using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, or forget to make the change. This feature uses all the sensors in the network and can be enabled or disabled. Smart Home/Away determines a setback of 1-4 degrees F, based on the performance of your HVAC system and outdoor weather, to save energy while you are away and ensures that you will be comfortable within a short while of returning to your home. Smart Away only applies after two hours of not detecting motion so that periods of inactivity are not mistaken for absence from home.
Follow Me - ecobee3 and wireless remote sensors will make heating and cooling decisions based on the temperature measured in the rooms that detect motion, when Follow Me is enabled. If you disable this feature, ecobee3 will average the temperature measured across all sensors you select and base heating and cooling decision on the average temperature measured, regardless of whether or not motion was detected in those rooms. For this feature, you can choose which sensors you want to use for measurements and when it is enabled or disabled.
How do I pair a wireless remote sensor with ecobee3?
Pairing wireless remote sensors is easy. Once paired, follow the prompts to name your sensor and establish your preferred options for Smart Home/Away and Follow Me.
Can I pair a wireless remote sensor with multiple ecobee3 thermostats?
Each wireless remote sensor can only be paired with one ecobee3 at a time.
How do I “install” wireless remote sensors?
There is no installation process for wireless remote sensors other than pairing them with your ecobee3, naming the sensors, and selecting your preferred settings for Smart Home/Away and Follow Me.
Where should I place the wireless remote sensors?
Wireless remote sensors should be placed in the rooms where comfort is of utmost importance. For example, if you have a small child, or a home-office that gets particularly hot or cold, place the wireless remote sensors in those rooms to prioritize comfort there.
How do the wireless remote sensors communicate with ecobee3? What is the range?
The wireless remote sensors communicate with ecobee3 using 915Mhz radio technology. The range is approximately 14 meters (45 feet).
How long does the wireless remote sensor battery last?
The wireless remote sensors use a coin cell battery (CR2032) battery that will last up to 4 years on average.
Can I automatically enable/disable wireless remote sensors based on my schedule?
You can manually check/uncheck the wireless remote sensors you want to use temperature readings from (or want to use for Follow Me) from your ecobee3, however, you cannot automate this based on your thermostat schedule.
Can I use wireless remote sensors to create zones in my home?
The wireless remote sensors are not intended as a replacement for a zoned system and you cannot create discrete zones in your home using wireless remote sensors. However, the wireless remote sensors are able to measure temperature in different parts of your home and use that information to make heating and cooling decision. For example, if your upstairs bedroom gets very cold during the winter, you can place a wireless remote sensor in your bedroom and ecobee3 will heat your home based on the temperature in your bedroom.
What happens if I have pets?
The ecobee3 wireless remote sensors are designed with these types of situations in mind and the occupancy sensor will not be triggered by pets.
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