The echo dot is absolutely one of the best purchases I have made in a while. While the echo is small in size it boast a impact for sound while playing music. Also the echo talks to you whether you need help cooking something or just want to know the weather. Perfect for me and my family.
We were looking for a thermostat that was touch screen, easy to use, easy to read, and that we could control remotely. What's even better was that this works on regular wi-fi and you don't have to utilize Z-Wave or any other 3rd party service. INSTALLATION: I thought it was easy. However, that's going to depend on your comfort level. Just make sure the wires are properly mapped to the correct terminals. I just had to push them into the hole and they locked into place. Once I had the wires installed onto the mounting plate, I just secured it to the wall where the original thermostat was located. I pushed the thermostat onto the plate and it turned on. Best part was a setup wizard started and guided me through step-by-step programming. MAKE SURE... You need to have a "Common" wire that will supply the electricity to your thermostat. This model does not take batteries. I did have to go to the furnace and connect the common wire so the thermostat has power. Helps when you have a friend who is an HVAC contractor and can give you advice on the phone. PRICE: Okay...almost $*** bucks for a thermostat that has a bunch of bells and whistles that essentially performs the same basic functions as a $** one. We work hard for a living, and didn't mind splurging a bit for, of all things, a really cool thermostat. Considering all of the R&D that went into making it work so easily, the higher price is appropriate. OVERALL: We love it. VERY EASY to use / understand. VERY EASY to setup to control with a smartphone. Really cool that we can change to different color themes. I would certainly recommend this purchase.
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