How To Program An Ecobee Smart SI Thermostat

Smart people always look for intuitive, or smart tools. Using a programmable thermostat not only reduces your energy bills, but can also provide you with optimal sleeping conditions. It’s a win-win situation.

Settings For Your Comfort

The smart functionality of the Ecobee makes it one of the easiest and greenest solutions for your home, achieved by reducing energy consumption, while increasing your comfort. The benefit of a smart thermostat, like the Ecobee, is that it senses your presence at home, and will adjust your home's temperature accordingly.

Ensure your family's utmost comfort through the Ecobee Smart SI's comfort settings, which are essentially user profiles, by following these simple steps:

On Thermostat and Mobile:

  1. Select Main Menu > Comfort Settings
  2. Select the Comfort Setting you want to customize.
  3. Adjust the set points for heat and cool, as well as fan mode, as required.
  4. You can now also select which sensors will need to participate in this comfort setting.
  5. Touch Save.

On Web:

  1. Select Schedule tile.
  2. Select the Comfort Setting you want to customize, or select New Comfort Setting to add a new one.
  3. Adjust the name, set points for heat and cool, as well as fan mode as required.

Weekly Schedule:

Setting your weekly schedule with the Ecobee is made simple by its intuitive user-interface. The ability to copy and paste one day’s thermostat schedule to another lets you easily plan out your typical week. A quick way to realize savings, without much button mashing, is to schedule your thermostat to automatically adjust your home's indoor temperature to replicate outdoor temperatures, while it senses that you are away. This way, your smart thermostat will automatically turn on when it is needed, and you will never have to remember to turn off your furnace or AC again.

Set your weekly thermostat schedule with these simple steps:

On Thermostat and Mobile:

  1. Select Main Menu > Schedule
  2. Touch the day of the week you want to adjust.
  3. Select an existing scheduled activity to edit. You can also create a new activity by touching +.
  4. Select Start time.
  5. Swipe to select the new time value. Note: You can only select time values that are at least 30 min after the previous activity to 30 min before the next scheduled activity (i.e. you cannot overlap activity times).
  6. Touch Save.
  7. If you have added a new activity, you need to select the Comfort Setting you would like to use.
  8. Touch Save.
  9. Touch the Back arrow to return to the Schedule screen where you can make additional changes as required.

Hint: You can copy the entire schedule from one day to another day (for example, if all your week days follow the same schedule). Display the first day, touch the copy button, select which days to apply the changes to, and touch Save.

On Web:

To edit an existing activity:

  1. Select Schedule tile.
  2. Select an existing scheduled activity to edit.
  3. Select Start time.
  4. Select Save.

To create a new activity:

  1. On the Schedule tile, select Add activity.
  2. Select the day.
  3. Select Next.
  4. Select the Comfort Setting to use during the activity.
  5. Select Next.
  6. Select Start time.
  7. Select Save.

 

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Vacation Schedule

Put your weekly schedule on pause with Vacation Mode. This setting will leave your weekly schedule untouched and let you make adjustments for when you are away for an extended period of time.

Plan your vacation thermostat schedule with these simple steps:

On Thermostat and Mobile:

  1. Select Main Menu > Vacation
  2. Touch + to create a new vacation event.
  3. Select Vacation schedule.
  4. Enter the Departure date and time.
  5. Touch the Back arrow.
  6. Select Vacation settings.
  7. Select Heat or Cool to enable/disable heat and cool during the vacation event.
  8. Configure the set point(s) for heat and/or cool during the vacation event by selecting Heat set to or Cool set to, adjusting the temperature, and then pressing Save.
  9. Touch the Back arrow.
  10. Touch Save. The vacation event is now set. You can adjust it at any time by selecting it from the Vacation menu.

To delete a vacation event:

  1. Select Main Menu > Vacation
  2. Select the vacation you want to delete.
  3. Touch Remove.
  4. Confirm the deletion by pressing Delete.

On Web:

  1. Select Vacation tile.
  2. Select New Vacation
  3. Enter the depart and return date and times
  4. Select Heat and Cool.
  5. Enable or disable heat and cool during the period as required.
  6. Select the set points for heat and/or cool.
  7. Select Save.
  8. Select Fan and set the minimum fan run time per hour, if different than your normal settings.
  9. Select Save.The vacation event is now set. You can adjust it at any time by selecting it from the Vacation tile.

If you’re looking for a smart way to manage the inside temperature of your home, while also reducing your energy bill, there’s nothing better than an Ecobee Smart SI. It is simple, cost effective and highly intuitive. Apart from the aesthetic difference, it truly is the most effective thermostat in the 2016-2017 market.