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This Ecobee thermostat runs your heating and cooling for less

The $169 US-only Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat costs 80 bucks less than the original Ecobee3.

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The Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat does basic scheduling like a regular 7-day programmable model.

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But this heating and cooling appliance also has a bunch of integrations with products and services from other companies.

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For starters, it works with Amazon's Alexa voice control assistant.

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That means you can ask any Alexa-enabled device to adjust your Ecobee3 Lite's temp for you.

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It also has basic Wi-Fi capabilities and can pull in the local weather forecast.

The related app works on Android and iOS devices.

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With HomeKit, you can ask Siri to control your heating and cooling.

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The touchscreen interface is responsive, similar to using a phone.

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The Ecobee3 Lite has the same design as the original Ecobee3.

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