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Heating and cooling accounts for over 50 percent of your energy usage, and monitoring this is an easy way to be more green and save yourself some money. An ecobee thermostat is an effective, easy to use solution to your temperature-related energy usage — a study of the users of this device have shown that “on average Ecobee homeowners saved 24% on their heating and 21% on their cooling energy costs versus leaving their thermostat at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.”

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Well, I’m sure many of you don’t leave your thermostat at 72 degrees, but the Ecobee monitors your consumption rates and figures out how you can save the most energy and money over time. The device is also WIFI-enabled so you can control the temperature of your home or office from a smart phone or laptop and you can also view your energy usage and savings statistics. With a full-color touch screen, it’s a great way to help you lessen your environmental impact, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

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There are both residential and commercial options for the device — both are easy to use, and accessible from anywhere and at any time. The Energy Management System can control the temperature in multiple locations from one device. Quite simply, the Ecobee is designed to grow with you and learn your habits, making it an easy, cost-effective way to reduce temperature-related energy use. The price depends on your particular needs.

Check out all the information on the ecobee, take a tour of its uses, and maybe purchase one for yourself at: www.ecobee.com

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