TORONTO — ecobee Inc. has announced the launch of its ecobee3 lite smart thermostat. The company said the new device is designed to deliver superior comfort, control, and energy savings at a lower cost. The thermostat will be available for purchase across North America on Oct. 31, 2016.

“The new ecobee3 lite delivers the many features of a premium smart thermostat — beautiful design, superior comfort, and an intuitive customer experience — but it’s kinder to our customers’ wallets,” said Stuart Lombard, president and CEO of ecobee. “ecobee3 lite upholds our continued promise to make customer’s lives simpler and better.”

Like the company’s flagship product, ecobee3, ecobee3 lite features an easy to use touchscreen interface and pays for itself in less than a year, said the company. For smart home integration, ecobee3 lite also integrates with Amazon Echo, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.

“ecobee is committed to driving meaningful cost savings without compromising on quality, and ecobee3 lite is a great example of that innovation at work,” said Casey McKinnon, vice president of product at ecobee. “Ease of use, stunning design, interoperability, and category-leading savings were our top priorities while developing ecobee3 lite, and we’re excited for consumers to experience these benefits at a better value than ever before.”

The ecobee3 lite launch is accompanied by a new mobile application from ecobee, which will be available on Apple and Android devices. The application includes a new Installation Wizard, providing step-by-step installation support and videos.

The company said ecobee3 lite is designed to be compatible with 95 percent of residential heating and cooling systems in North America and does not require a C-wire when using the included Power Extender Kit. To ensure compatibility, visit

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Publication date: 10/19/2016

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