How to Use IFTTT with an ecobee Smart Thermostat

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, if needed.
  • How to create an IFTTT account and add your ecobee system to it.
  • What IFTTT applets are.
  • How to use IFTTT Applets with up your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
ecobee.

1 Ensure Thermostat is Installed

An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

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

? Where is your ecobee thermostat now?

  1. Set up on the wall and ready
  2. I need to install the thermostat first

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up your ecobee Smart Thermostat, if needed.
  • How to create an IFTTT account and add your ecobee system to it.
  • What IFTTT applets are.
  • How to use IFTTT Applets with up your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
ecobee.

An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

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

IFTTT

In order to continue, you must have your IFTTT account setup first.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your computer or mobile device has.

For Computers

There are 2 main Operating Systems for personal computers currently available, Windows and macOS.

Windows
Windows runs on computers produced by multiple companies, such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Acer, and Sony.Windows 10
macOS
Apple is the only company that makes macOS computers.macOS Mojave

For Mobile Devices

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Navigate to ifttt.com and sign in.
    Browser with address bar filled in and highlighted.
  2. Select Manage Applets.
    Manage Applets.
  3. Select Services.
    IFTTT page with Services highlighted.
  4. Select All Services at the bottom.
    Services with All Services highlighted.
  5. Search for "Ecobee" in the search field at the top, then select Ecobee.
    Ecobee search with Ecobee highlighted.
  6. Select Connect.
    Ecobee service with Connect highlighted.
  7. Enter your Ecobee account Email Address and Password, then select Log in.
    Ecobee connection with Username Password and Login highlighted.
  8. Ecobee will ask you to confirm you want to link to your IFTTT account. Select Accept.
    Ecobee Link to IFTTT conformation with Accept highlighted.
  9. You'll be shown some basic IFTTT applets to get started. Your Ecobee account is now connected to your IFTTT account, and you can proceed to create and use your Applets in IFTTT with your Ecobee device.
    Example IFTTT Applets for Ecobee.
The ecobee Smart Thermostat has a few specific applets you can use. You have to look for the "temperature" keywords in the applets names.
Ecobee smart thermostat triggers
  1. Open your IFTTT app.
    The IFTTT icon
  2. Select Discover.
    Selecting the discover tab
  3. Select Search.
    Selecting search
  4. Search for ecobee.
    Searching for ecobee
  5. Select Applets.
    Applet page
  6. Select the one you'd like to use then turn it on.
    ecobee applet toggle highlighted in IFTTT.

An IFTTT applet is comprised, as you will see below, of a trigger service and an action service. The trigger service represents an event that takes place and the action service represents a task to be performed in response to that event. These services are offered by a multitude of companies such as: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Honeywell, Samsung, Philips, Sonos, etc. At least one of the services within your new applet has to be an ecobee service that is tied to the device you own.

  1. Open your IFTTT app.
    The IFTTT icon
  2. Select My Applets.
    Selecting My Applets
  3. Within My Applets select the plus sign to add a new applet.
    Plus sign highlighted in IFTTT app.
  4. Select + this to choose a trigger service.
    +this highlighted in IFTTT app.
  5. Browse through the trigger services and choose the one you'd like to use.
    Trigger service selection screen in IFTTT app.
  6. You can also search for a keyword to locate the service quicker.
    Search keyword highlighted for trigger selection in IFTTT app.
  7. You may be asked to log in and authorize the service, if you haven't already. Select Connect and fill in your account information associated with the service you'd like to use.
    Connect option highlighted for service login in IFTTT app.
  8. Select the triggering event you'd like to use.
    Trigger selection screen in IFTTT app.
  9. Make any necessary adjustments required for the triggering event, then select the checkmark to proceed.
    Checkmark highlighted to complete trigger in IFTTT app.
  10. Select + that to choose an action service.
    +that option highlighted in IFTTT app.
  11. Browse through the action services and choose the one you'd like to use.
    Action service selection screen in IFTTT app.
  12. You can also search for a keyword to locate the service quicker.
    Search keyword highlighted for trigger selection in IFTTT app.
  13. You may be asked to log in and authorize the service, if you haven't already. Select Connect and fill in your account information associated with the service you'd like to use.
    Connect option highlighted for service login in IFTTT app.
  14. Select the task you'd like to be performed for the triggered event.
    Action selection screen in IFTTT app.
  15. Make any necessary adjustments required for the task to be performed, then select the checkmark to proceed.
    Checkmark highlighted to complete action in IFTTT app.
  16. Review the details for the applet you're about to create, then select Finish.
    Finish option highlighted to complete the creation of an applet in IFTTT app.
  17. The applet will be created and will start waiting for the triggering event to perform the selected task.
  1. Open your IFTTT app and sign in.
    The IFTTT icon
  2. Select Discover.
    Selecting the discover tab
  3. Select Search.
    Selecting search

  4. Select Services.
    Selecting services
  5. Search for "Ecobee" in the search field at the top, then select Ecobee.
    Searching and selecting ecobee
  6. Select Connect.
    Selecting Connect
  7. IFTTT will open a browser window. Enter your Ecobee account Email Address and Password, then select Log in.
    Ecobee connection with Username Password and Login highlighted.
  8. Ecobee will ask you to confirm you want to link to your IFTTT account. Select Accept.
    Ecobee Link to IFTTT conformation with Accept highlighted.
  9. You'll be shown some basic IFTTT applets to get started. Your Ecobee account is now connected to your IFTTT account, and you can proceed to create and use your Applets in IFTTT with your Ecobee device.
    Example IFTTT Applets for Ecobee.
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