How to Set Hold Action Duration on ecobee Thermostat

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Control how long any manual changes to your smart thermostat will last.
Before We Begin:
  • Your ecobee thermostat should already be installed and functioning properly.
Ecobee

1 Verify Basic Setup has Been Completed

In order to proceed with this guide successfully, your ecobee Smart Thermostat must be fully installed and functioning properly.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Control how long any manual changes to your smart thermostat will last.
Before We Begin:
  • Your ecobee thermostat should already be installed and functioning properly.
Ecobee
In order to proceed with this guide successfully, your ecobee Smart Thermostat must be fully installed and functioning properly.

Ecobee Smart Thermostat

What is 'Hold Action' duration?

Your ecobee Smart Thermostat uses different 'Comfort settings' that specify what temperatures to maintain while you are Home, Away, or Sleeping. It also uses the 'Schedule' you set as well as its Room sensors to determine which Comfort setting it should be using at any given time. Despite having all of these intelligent methods of managing the temperature in your home, you can still opt to manually adjust the temperature on your own.

However, because your smart thermostat wants to continue intelligently managing the temperature, there are options that control how long your thermostat will 'hold' any manual changes that are made. These 'Hold Action' duration options determine how long any manual changes made to your thermostat will last.

The current 'Hold Action' duration options are as follows:

2 Hours
After two hours, the changes you made will revert back to their previous settings.
4 Hours
After four hours, the changes you made will revert to their previous settings.
Until the next scheduled activity
Changes will stick until you have a scheduled change in temperature.
Until I change it
Changes will stick until you make another change to the temperature.
Decide at time of change
You will be prompted each time you make a manual change for a duration.

To Change 'Hold Action' Duration Settings

Hold Action settings can be altered from your ecobee Smart Thermostat, or the ecobee web portal.

From the Thermostat

  1. Select the Main Menu.
    Menu
  2. Select Settings.
    Settings
  3. Select Preferences.
    Preferances
  4. Select Hold Action.
    Hold Action
  5. Select the hold action from the list. This will determine how long the hold will last.
    Hold Action preferances

From the ecobee Web Portal

  1. Open your browser, type in ecobee.com and press Enter or Return.
    ecobee.com entered in the address bar
  2. Click the Login button located in the top right corner of the screen.
    Login button
  3. Enter your username and password and click Sign In.
    ecobee login page with username, password, and Sign In highlighted
  4. Select Settings tile.
    Web portal with Settings highlighted
  5. Select Preferences.
  6. Select Hold Action.
  7. Select the hold action from the list:
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