How to Use an ecobee Room Sensor

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to pair ecobee Room Sensors to your ecobee Smart Thermostat to help it more intelligently and efficiently manage the heating and cooling in your home.
  • What the status icons for your Room Sensors mean.
  • How to factory reset your Room Sensor.
  • How to replace the Room Sensor's battery.
  • Which Thermostats are compatible with your Room Sensors.
  • How the 'Follow Me' feature works, and how to enable it.
  • How to prevent your Thermostat from trying to repeatedly pair Room Sensors.
  • How to enable the 'Smart Home/Away' feature.
  • How to adjust Sensor participation during certain comfort settings.
Before We Begin:
  • Your ecobee Smart Thermostat unit must already be installed, registered, and fully operational.
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  1. How to pair my room sensor
  2. What the status icons mean
  3. How to factory reset my room sensor
  4. How to change my room sensor's battery
  5. Which thermostats are compatible with my room sensor
  6. How Follow Me works and how to enable it
  7. How to deal with room sensors repeatedly asking to pair
  8. How to enable Smart Home/Away
  9. How to adjust participation of a sensor during a certain comfort setting
  10. How to adjust comfort settings

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to pair ecobee Room Sensors to your ecobee Smart Thermostat to help it more intelligently and efficiently manage the heating and cooling in your home.
  • What the status icons for your Room Sensors mean.
  • How to factory reset your Room Sensor.
  • How to replace the Room Sensor's battery.
  • Which Thermostats are compatible with your Room Sensors.
  • How the 'Follow Me' feature works, and how to enable it.
  • How to prevent your Thermostat from trying to repeatedly pair Room Sensors.
  • How to enable the 'Smart Home/Away' feature.
  • How to adjust Sensor participation during certain comfort settings.
Before We Begin:
  • Your ecobee Smart Thermostat unit must already be installed, registered, and fully operational.
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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. 

  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 your ecobee Sensor name.
    Ecobee sensor name arrow
  4. Tap the Participation arrow to expand it.
    Participation arrow
  5. Select which Comfort Setting you want your sensor to participate in.
    Comforting settings in participation

What Are Comfort Settings?

Comfort Settings make sure your home is the right temperature during specific activities in your schedule.

A predefined heat/cool setting that can be applied to a specific period of a day, you can define comfort settings to represent activities (such as Sleep, Home, Away, Gym) or events (such as Party or Play Date).

For example, when you’re home, your ecobee thermostat can turn the heating on if the temperature falls below 70F and turn the cooling on if the temperature rises above 78F. Or when you’re away, only turn heating on if the temperature falls below 62F and turn cooling on if the temperature rises above 85F.

How to Access & Adjust Comfort Settings

  1. Wake up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, then tap Menu.
    ecobee main menu
  2. Tap Comfort Settings.
    ecobee comfort settings menu
  3. Select the Comfort Setting you wish to customize.
    Selecting the comfort setting
  4. Tap the temperature controls to open them.
    Temperature controls
  5. Adjust to the desired temperature, then tap Save.
    Save button
  6. After tapping save you'll be brought to the schedule to adjust when this setting is active.
    Schedule tab
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