Smart thermostats allow you control the thermostat room by room, season by season, and depending on whether people are actually in a room. They can be very helpful, therefore, in helping you manage cost, demand fluctuations, and your carbon footprint.
Sense has integrated the Ecobee smart thermostat to help us gather specific data on HVAC devices across our user base. For a detailed discussion of the smart thermostat, please read Who controls your thermostat.
To enable an Ecobee thermostat in your home:
- Navigate to Settings > Connected Devices
- Select Ecobee Thermostat under the Data sources section
- Press "Enable" and you will be guided through an Ecobee sign in process.
Our integration with Ecobee immediately sends all of your historic Ecobee data to the Sense data science team. Going forward, it will continue to send batched historical data on a recurring schedule.
Note that this will not result in any immediate new or refined detections in your home, but we’re confident that the data we receive will help us improve HVAC detection going forward for your home. In time, this data will also help improve HVAC device detection for all homes in the Sense user base.