Balance Home Temperature with ecobee Room Sensors

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How your ecobee Smart Thermostat & its Room Sensors work together using the Follow Me feature to achieve temperature averaging in your home.
  • How to enable or disable the Follow Me feature.
  • How Smart Home and Smart Away work to keep your home comfortable.
  • How to enable or disable the Smart Home and Smart Away feature.
Ecobee

1 How Follow Me Works

The Follow Me feature of your ecobee Smart Thermostat helps better manage the temperature in the rooms of your home that are occupied by utilizing your ecobee Room Sensors.  Using occupancy-based algorithms, your ecobee will prioritize the temperature control in spaces where it matters most.
Ecobee showing more than one occupied room

If more than one sensor detects motion, your ecobee uses the average of each of your sensors that you’ve selected to participate. To make sure your heat and cool set points don't suddenly jump the moment your sensors detect motion (and overwork your equipment in the process), Follow Me doesn't always use an equal average. Similarly, once you leave a room and your sensor stops detecting motion, your thermostat's temperature data is gradually (and not immediately) removed from the calculation of the set point.

If you'd like to continually average all the sensors equally in the network you’ve selected, simply disable Follow Me.

2 Enable Follow Me

  1. Wake up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, then tap Menu.
    Main menu icon for the ecobee
  2. Tap Sensors.
    Sensor button for ecobee
  3. Tap the arrow next to Follow Me to expand its options.
    Arrow next to follow me
  4. Tap Enable to turn on the Follow Me feature.
    Enabling follow me
  5. You can then select the Room Sensors you wish to use with Follow Me below.
    Selecting the sensors

Your ecobee Smart Thermostat will always be selected when Follow Me is enabled.

3 Enable Smart Home/Away

Smart Home/Away uses ecobee room sensors to determine whether you're home or not.

  1. Wake up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, then tap Menu.
    Main menu icon for the ecobee
  2. Tap Sensors.
    Sensor button for ecobee
  3. Tap Smart Home/Away.
    Smart home/away button
  4. Tap Enable to turn on Smart Home/Away.
    Enabling Smart home and away

Your ecobee Thermostat is always selected in Smart Home/Away unless you select disable. 

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How your ecobee Smart Thermostat & its Room Sensors work together using the Follow Me feature to achieve temperature averaging in your home.
  • How to enable or disable the Follow Me feature.
  • How Smart Home and Smart Away work to keep your home comfortable.
  • How to enable or disable the Smart Home and Smart Away feature.
Ecobee

The Follow Me feature of your ecobee Smart Thermostat helps better manage the temperature in the rooms of your home that are occupied by utilizing your ecobee Room Sensors.  Using occupancy-based algorithms, your ecobee will prioritize the temperature control in spaces where it matters most.
Ecobee showing more than one occupied room

If more than one sensor detects motion, your ecobee uses the average of each of your sensors that you’ve selected to participate. To make sure your heat and cool set points don't suddenly jump the moment your sensors detect motion (and overwork your equipment in the process), Follow Me doesn't always use an equal average. Similarly, once you leave a room and your sensor stops detecting motion, your thermostat's temperature data is gradually (and not immediately) removed from the calculation of the set point.

If you'd like to continually average all the sensors equally in the network you’ve selected, simply disable Follow Me.

  1. Wake up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, then tap Menu.
    Main menu icon for the ecobee
  2. Tap Sensors.
    Sensor button for ecobee
  3. Tap the arrow next to Follow Me to expand its options.
    Arrow next to follow me
  4. Tap Enable to turn on the Follow Me feature.
    Enabling follow me
  5. You can then select the Room Sensors you wish to use with Follow Me below.
    Selecting the sensors

Your ecobee Smart Thermostat will always be selected when Follow Me is enabled.

Smart Home/Away uses ecobee room sensors to determine whether you're home or not.

  1. Wake up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, then tap Menu.
    Main menu icon for the ecobee
  2. Tap Sensors.
    Sensor button for ecobee
  3. Tap Smart Home/Away.
    Smart home/away button
  4. Tap Enable to turn on Smart Home/Away.
    Enabling Smart home and away

Your ecobee Thermostat is always selected in Smart Home/Away unless you select disable. 

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