How to Use SmartThings with an ecobee Thermostat

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to create and use SmartThings Automation Routines with your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have your ecobee account setup.
  • You must have your SmartThings hub and account setup.
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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 Smart Thermostat now?

  1. Set up and ready
  2. I need to install it first

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to create and use SmartThings Automation Routines with your ecobee Smart Thermostat.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have your ecobee account setup.
  • You must have your SmartThings hub and account setup.
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An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

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

In order to continue, your SmartThings hub must be installed and functioning properly with the SmartThings app.

A setup smartthings hub

Automation routines are automatic tasks performed by chosen smart home devices when:

  • They are scheduled at a certain time on certain days.
  • They are triggered by other smart home devices when an event takes place in your home.

To Create a New or Customize an Existing Automation Routine

  1. Launch the SmartThings app.
    SmartThings.
  2. Go to the Automation tab at the bottom.
    Automation tab highlighted in SmartThings app.
  3. From here you can:
    • Customize a pre-defined routine by tapping the gear wheel in the top right of each icon.
      Gear wheels highlighted for default routines in SmartThings app.
    • Create a new routine with a custom name by tapping Add a Routine at the bottom.
      Add a Routine option highlighted in SmartThings app.
  4. You will be given a multitude of rules to choose from, that give you a lot of flexibility in creating routines. The more smart home devices you have added in the SmartThings app, the more complex the routines can be.
  5. Scroll through the list of rules, tap the ones you want to use, set the needed parameters and tap Done at the end.
    Done option highlighted in SmartThings app.
  6. The Success message will show up at the top once you've customized an existing routine or created a new one.
    Success message showing up after customizing a routine in SmartThings app.

To Use an Automation Routine

  1. Tap a routine within the Automation tab.
    Automation tab highlighted in the SmartThings app.
  2. If there are routines you frequently use you can add them to the Dashboard.
    Dashboard tab highlighted in SmartThings app.
  3. Select Tap to add favorites.
    Tap to add favorites highlighted on Dashboard in SmartThings app.
  4. Add a Star to the right of each routine you want to add to your Favorites then tap Done at the top right.
    Stars highlighted next to routines in SmartThings app.
  5. You can then tap a favorite routine on the Dashboard.
    Favorite routines added to the Dashboard of the SmartThings app.
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