ecobee3 Thermostat Displaying Wrong Temperature? Here is Why!

Ironically yesterday my wife and a reader had the same question on the exact same day prompting this really quick post about your ecobee3 and the temperature that it displays. ‘the ecobee is displaying the wrong room temperature no way is it 69 in here right now’ Of course my wife is NEVER wrong on…

5 Second Water Savings Tip for Your Home

I love to blog about energy savings for around my home. Mainly because I am all about saving money. Recently I did a write up on a 5 minute project that can save you 5,000 Gallons of Water and fellow blogger YWWP posted a comment noting that he has an even easier water saving solution…

Adding a Character Count to WordPress Admin with JQuery

Recently I was asked to add an excerpt count to the admin area of wordpress. Specifically we added a character count to the excerpt field as well as a bunch of custom fields. The goal of the project was to make sure that all the writing team for the site understood that 170 chars MINIMUM…

$20 + 3 Minutes Low Cost Low Flow Toilet Conversion

Low flow toilets are all the rage and the main reason is that they can save you water. In my own home I have three ‘porcelain thrones’ and started doing some investigating into replacing them with the dual flush low flow toilets in order to save me some water and in turn some moolah Each toilet…

Combating Solar Gain With An ecobee3

I last wrote about the new ecobee3 smart thermostat in an article titled ‘ecobee 3 Room Sensors Fail‘ and in it I took a deliberate swipe at people who are confusing the ecobee3 remote sensors as a zoning system. ecobee 3 has marketed the remote sensors as a means to keep the rooms you live…

Why I am Removing My Low Flow Shower Head

Last weekend I decided to go green and install a low flow shower head in my master bedroom. It was an easy decision since the city supplied me with a low flow shower head at no charge. Unfortunately it has had less than impressive results on a front I did not expect. This 5 minute…

Will Ecobee Work on a WaterFurnace Intellizone? Yes & No

I have been asked this question many times and its a complicated question with a complicated answer. The question is: Will the ecobee work on an intellizone zoning system made by WaterFurnace? The answer is yes… but it can also be no. Lets start with an important disclaimer note: I do not speak for WaterFurnace and…

5 Minute Project Can Save You 3,000 Gallons in Water

I am all about saving a dollar and typically almost every renovation I do in my home involves energy savings, comfort or convenience. In the past I did an article on how you can save up to 12,000 Gallons of water every year and that leads to my latest water saving article. Where as the last…

ClimateMaster iGate Looks to Revolutionize Geothermal

ClimateMaster has always been a leader in manufacturing geothermal heat pumps and now they are looking to significantly up their game with the release of the ClimateMaster iGate Technology. iGate does not come as a huge shock to me because some time ago ClimateMaster partnered with ecobee the jedi knight of smart thermostats and everyone…

ecobee3 Now For Sale at APPLE

ecobee has seen the light and for them it is retail sales. Yesterday on LinkedIn they announced that the ecobee3 product is now available for purchase in apple stores and online at apple.com. This is not overly shocking given that ecobee started selling products direct on their website earlier this year. This is a big…

4 Ways ecobee Makes HVAC Better

I am a fanboy of ecobee and have been for many years. They have continued to innovate with new product but my passion for their product remains for a few core reasons and it’s not the device on the wall as much as the design and the software behind  it. Not to mention the people…