Have you ever tried to program your electronic thermostat? I’m not talking about setting the temperature at any given time…I’m talking about setting up a weekly program- breaking up each day into chunks of time and specifying a temperature for each chunk. It’s not hard, but it typically requires a lot of button pressing and manual reading.

I just heard about the ecobee and it looks nice. It claims to make at-home HVAC management easy as pie.

The touch-screen interface is nice, but it’s also wi-fi connected so you can check weather reports from the thermostat or even set up programs remotely from your PC.

I’m part of the elusive “I won’t buy a thermostat if it’s more than $150” market, so if they can bring the price down I’m seriously considering getting one when they go on sale in early 2009.

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