How to Set Up an ecobee Room Sensor

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to get your ecobee Room Sensors ready to use with your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
Before We Begin:
  • Your ecobee Smart Thermostat unit must already be installed, registered, and fully operational.
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1 Setup Check

An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

In order to continue, you must already have your Ecobee Smart Thermostat installed and setup.

? Has your ecobee smart thermostat already been set up?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to get your ecobee Room Sensors ready to use with your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
Before We Begin:
  • Your ecobee Smart Thermostat unit must already be installed, registered, and fully operational.
Ecobee

An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

In order to continue, you must already have your Ecobee Smart Thermostat installed and setup.

  1. A Room Sensor may have come packaged with your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
    Packaged with the thermostat
  2. Alternatively, you may have purchased a two-sensor pack.
    Sensor two pack
  3. Remove your sensor from its packaging.
    Removing the sensor
  4. Depending on the desired placement location of your sensor, you may opt to use the stand it comes packaged with. You must replace the sensor's existing back plate with the provided stand.
    Sensors with stands
  5. You can also use the supplied adhesive strip to mount your sensor on the wall.

    Waiting to mount your sensor until after it is paired may be best to avoid walking between your sensor & thermostat during the pairing process.

    A wall mounted sensor

Wireless remote sensors should be placed in the rooms of your home where you spend the most time; rooms where comfort is the most important to you. For example, if you have a small child, or a home-office that gets particularly hot or cold, place your wireless remote sensors in those rooms to prioritize comfort there.

This will make sure your ecobee smart thermostat is well-aware of the temperatures within those rooms and can make adjustments accordingly.

ecobee wireless remote sensors use the 915MHz frequency band to communicate with ecobee thermostats. Simply put, they do not require wi-fi to work with one another. To ensure security and privacy, the communication between your sensor and thermostat is encrypted.

Ecobee room sensor placement

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