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How to Use HomeKit Scenes with an ecobee Thermostat

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Introduction

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1 Use HomeKit Scenes

Because Siri is only available on Apple devices, you must use your Apple device to speak to Siri to be able to control your home.

You can ask Siri to set your ecobee thermostat to a certain scene by saying the following:

  • "Hey Siri, good morning." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Home comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, good night." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Sleep comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, I’m home." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Home comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, I’m leaving." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Away comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, resume schedule." ‒ Resumes the programmed schedule if the thermostat was placed on hold or was in vacation mode.

2 Create HomeKit Scene

To Create a Custom Scene

  1. Launch the ecobee app.
    Ecobee
  2. Go to the Menu in the top left.
    Menu icon highlighted in ecobee app.
  3. Then go to Manage HomeKit.
    Manage HomeKit option highlighted in ecobee app menu.
  4. Select Scenes.
    Scenes button highlighted in HomeKit settings of ecobee app.
  5. Tap the plus sign in the top right to add a Custom Scene.
    Plus sign highlighed in HomeKit settings of ecobee app.
  6. Enter a name for your new Scene, select the ecobee device you'd like to enable the Scene for and then select the command:
    • Resume Schedule ‒ to resume your programmed schedule,
    • Comfort Setting ‒ to choose a specific Comfort Setting to maintain,
    • Custom ‒ to create a custom set point to maintain.
    Custom HomeKit scene creation screen in ecobee app.
  7. Your new Custom Scene will show up with the others.
    New custom scene highlighted in HomeKit options of ecobee app.

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In This Guide
ecobee.

Because Siri is only available on Apple devices, you must use your Apple device to speak to Siri to be able to control your home.

You can ask Siri to set your ecobee thermostat to a certain scene by saying the following:

  • "Hey Siri, good morning." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Home comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, good night." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Sleep comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, I’m home." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Home comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, I’m leaving." ‒ Sets your thermostat to the Away comfort setting.
  • "Hey Siri, resume schedule." ‒ Resumes the programmed schedule if the thermostat was placed on hold or was in vacation mode.

To Create a Custom Scene

  1. Launch the ecobee app.
    Ecobee
  2. Go to the Menu in the top left.
    Menu icon highlighted in ecobee app.
  3. Then go to Manage HomeKit.
    Manage HomeKit option highlighted in ecobee app menu.
  4. Select Scenes.
    Scenes button highlighted in HomeKit settings of ecobee app.
  5. Tap the plus sign in the top right to add a Custom Scene.
    Plus sign highlighed in HomeKit settings of ecobee app.
  6. Enter a name for your new Scene, select the ecobee device you'd like to enable the Scene for and then select the command:
    • Resume Schedule ‒ to resume your programmed schedule,
    • Comfort Setting ‒ to choose a specific Comfort Setting to maintain,
    • Custom ‒ to create a custom set point to maintain.
    Custom HomeKit scene creation screen in ecobee app.
  7. Your new Custom Scene will show up with the others.
    New custom scene highlighted in HomeKit options of ecobee app.