Smart Thermostat FAQ
York Electric’s smart thermostat program gives members the opportunity to purchase an ecobee smart thermostat at a discounted rate. By participating in the program, members will agree to allow the cooperative to control the thermostat during peak periods.
- You must be a member of York Electric;
- You must sign the participation agreement;
- You must have an internet-connected, Wi-Fi enabled home.
A smart thermostat is a programmable thermostat that connects to your home’s WiFi and gives you the ability to adjust your thermostat setting to fit your schedule and save energy.
York Electric members can purchase the ecobee3 Lite and/or the ecobee4 smart thermostats. Both have digital touchscreen displays and both can be controlled and scheduled using a computer or device (phone or tablet).
The ecobee4 has Amazon Alexa built-in. It is voice-activated and has many of the features that come with Amazon Echo devices. The ecobee4 also comes with an added room sensor to provide more effective cooling and heating.