What Status Icons Mean on an ecobee Smart Thermostat

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What the icons for your Smart Thermostat mean.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your smartphone or tablet with the Ecobee app installed, in case you desire more detailed information.
Ecobee

1 Icons and What They Mean

What Comfort Setting Icons Mean

Awake
Awake icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Awake.
Home
Home icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Home.
Auto Home
Auto home icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Home automatically.
Away
Away icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Away.
Auto Away
Auto away icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Away automatically.
Asleep
Asleep icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Asleep.
Custom
Custom icon
Select this to create your own custom Comfort Setting.

 

What Alert Icons Mean

Alert
Alert icon
Lets you know if your heating and cooling equipment isn’t performing as it should. 
Registration
Registration icon

Register your ecobee.
Savings
Savings icon

Your ecobee can help you save money.
Humidity
Humidity

Sets the percentage of relative humidity at which your ecobee will generate a Low/High Humidity Alert.
Network
Wi-Fi Network icon

Possible network issues.
Settings
Settings icon

Settings may need to be adjusted.
Temperature
Temperature icon

Select this to create a temperature alert.
Schedule
Schedule icon

Scheduling alert.
Sensor
Sensor icon

Adjust to set alerts for your sensors.
Demand Response
Demand response icon

Demand Response (or demand management) is a way for energy companies to discourage energy use by rewarding homeowners with bill credits for reduction in energy use.
Potential Hazard
Potential hazard icon

A potential issues has been found.

 

What Home Screen Icons Mean

Menu
Menu icon

The icon for your Main Menu.
Menu with Notification
Menu icon with notification

You have a notification.
Weather
Weather icon

Various weather icons telling you the weather outside.
Quick Changes
Quick Change icon

Quickly change settings.

 

What Wi-Fi Icons Mean

Full Signal
Full signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to is strong.
Medium Signal
Medium signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to is okay.
Low Signal
Low signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to is weak.
No Signal
No Signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to has no signal.
Cannot Connect
Wifi signal with an exclamation point

You can't connect to this network.
(Connected) Full Signal
Image of a phone with the wi-fi signal on it

You're connected and the signal is strong.
(Connected) Medium Signal
Phone image showing a wi-fi symbol

You're connected and the signal is okay.
(Connected) Low Signal
Phone image with the wi-fi symbol

You're connected and the signal is weak.
(Connected) No Signal
Phone with a blank wi-fi icon over it

You're connected but there's no signal.
(Connected) Cannot Connect
Image of a phone with a wi-fi icon and an exclamation point

You've lost connection.
Wi-Fi Locked
A locked lock

Connecting to this network requires a password.
Wi-Fi Unlocked
An unlocked lock

This network is unsecured and does not require a password.

 

What System Icons Mean

Humidity
A water droplet.

What level the humidity is at.
Heat Mode
An orange flame

Heating mode is on.
Cool Mode
A blue snowflake

Select this to label your Comfort Setting Home automatically.
Auto Mode
Flame and snowflake icons

The ecobee selects whether to heat or cool according to your settings.
Heat Custom Settings
Heating custom settings icon

Custom settings you created for heat.
Aux Heat
Heating icon with auxillary

Auxillary heating has been turned on.
Water Heat
Water heater icon

Water heater settings.
Aux Water Heat
Aux heating icon

The auxilary threshold has been reached and is running for your water heater.
Cool Custom Settings
A snowflake with the number one

Custom cooling settings that you have set on your thermostat.
Humidifier
Rain drop with a plus sign

The humidifier is on or can be turned on. 
Dehumidifier
Rain drop with a minus sign

The dehumidifier is on or can be turned on. 
Fan
Fan icon

Either the fan is running or you can set the fan to run.
Ventilator
Ventilator

If you have an economizer or a ventilator present, you can cool your home for free, without running an air conditioner.
Economizer
Economizer icon

If you have an economizer or a ventilator present, you can cool your home for free, without running an air conditioner.

 

What Menu Icons Mean

Registration
Registration icon

If this shows up with a number you still have steps to complete on your registration.
System
System icon with wrenches

Settings menu dealing with your HVAC system.
Notifications
A speech bubble

Your ecobee is trying to tell you something.
Schedule
A calendar

The schedule you set.
Vacation
An airplane

The vacation settings you decide.
Settings
A settings wheel

Your ecobee's settings.
Comfort Settings
An arm chair

Select this to create or adjust Comfort Settings.
About
An icon of an ecobee thermostat

Information about your ecobee and firmware.
Sensors
A sensor icon

Settings for your Room Sensors.
Information
An information icon

Important information for your ecobee.
Log Out
A circle with an x inside

Select this to log out of your ecobee.
Add Thermostat
A circle with a plus sign

Select this to add a new thermostat.

 

What Weather Icons Mean

Sunny
A sunny icon

The sun is out.
Mostly Sunny
Sun behind the clouds

There's sun and clouds.
Cloudy
A cloud

There's clouds.
Mostly Cloudy
Clouds in front of the sun

There's cloud and sun.
Rain
A rain cloud

It's raining.
Snow
A cloud with a snowflake

It's snowing.
Thunderstorm
Clouds with lightning

Thunder and lightning.
Fog
A line filled cloud

It's foggy or misty outside.
Wind
Wind icon

High winds.
Tornado
A tornado icon

Take cover as there is a tornado nearby.
No Weather
An unhappy rain cloud

Either there is no connection to a weather station or there is an issue with your ecobee.
Clear Night
A moon

The night is clear. Events happening at night will include a mood.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What the icons for your Smart Thermostat mean.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your smartphone or tablet with the Ecobee app installed, in case you desire more detailed information.
Ecobee

What Comfort Setting Icons Mean

Awake
Awake icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Awake.
Home
Home icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Home.
Auto Home
Auto home icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Home automatically.
Away
Away icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Away.
Auto Away
Auto away icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Away automatically.
Asleep
Asleep icon
Select this to label your Comfort Setting Asleep.
Custom
Custom icon
Select this to create your own custom Comfort Setting.

 

What Alert Icons Mean

Alert
Alert icon
Lets you know if your heating and cooling equipment isn’t performing as it should. 
Registration
Registration icon

Register your ecobee.
Savings
Savings icon

Your ecobee can help you save money.
Humidity
Humidity

Sets the percentage of relative humidity at which your ecobee will generate a Low/High Humidity Alert.
Network
Wi-Fi Network icon

Possible network issues.
Settings
Settings icon

Settings may need to be adjusted.
Temperature
Temperature icon

Select this to create a temperature alert.
Schedule
Schedule icon

Scheduling alert.
Sensor
Sensor icon

Adjust to set alerts for your sensors.
Demand Response
Demand response icon

Demand Response (or demand management) is a way for energy companies to discourage energy use by rewarding homeowners with bill credits for reduction in energy use.
Potential Hazard
Potential hazard icon

A potential issues has been found.

 

What Home Screen Icons Mean

Menu
Menu icon

The icon for your Main Menu.
Menu with Notification
Menu icon with notification

You have a notification.
Weather
Weather icon

Various weather icons telling you the weather outside.
Quick Changes
Quick Change icon

Quickly change settings.

 

What Wi-Fi Icons Mean

Full Signal
Full signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to is strong.
Medium Signal
Medium signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to is okay.
Low Signal
Low signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to is weak.
No Signal
No Signal icon

The network you're trying to connect to has no signal.
Cannot Connect
Wifi signal with an exclamation point

You can't connect to this network.
(Connected) Full Signal
Image of a phone with the wi-fi signal on it

You're connected and the signal is strong.
(Connected) Medium Signal
Phone image showing a wi-fi symbol

You're connected and the signal is okay.
(Connected) Low Signal
Phone image with the wi-fi symbol

You're connected and the signal is weak.
(Connected) No Signal
Phone with a blank wi-fi icon over it

You're connected but there's no signal.
(Connected) Cannot Connect
Image of a phone with a wi-fi icon and an exclamation point

You've lost connection.
Wi-Fi Locked
A locked lock

Connecting to this network requires a password.
Wi-Fi Unlocked
An unlocked lock

This network is unsecured and does not require a password.

 

What System Icons Mean

Humidity
A water droplet.

What level the humidity is at.
Heat Mode
An orange flame

Heating mode is on.
Cool Mode
A blue snowflake

Select this to label your Comfort Setting Home automatically.
Auto Mode
Flame and snowflake icons

The ecobee selects whether to heat or cool according to your settings.
Heat Custom Settings
Heating custom settings icon

Custom settings you created for heat.
Aux Heat
Heating icon with auxillary

Auxillary heating has been turned on.
Water Heat
Water heater icon

Water heater settings.
Aux Water Heat
Aux heating icon

The auxilary threshold has been reached and is running for your water heater.
Cool Custom Settings
A snowflake with the number one

Custom cooling settings that you have set on your thermostat.
Humidifier
Rain drop with a plus sign

The humidifier is on or can be turned on. 
Dehumidifier
Rain drop with a minus sign

The dehumidifier is on or can be turned on. 
Fan
Fan icon

Either the fan is running or you can set the fan to run.
Ventilator
Ventilator

If you have an economizer or a ventilator present, you can cool your home for free, without running an air conditioner.
Economizer
Economizer icon

If you have an economizer or a ventilator present, you can cool your home for free, without running an air conditioner.

 

What Menu Icons Mean

Registration
Registration icon

If this shows up with a number you still have steps to complete on your registration.
System
System icon with wrenches

Settings menu dealing with your HVAC system.
Notifications
A speech bubble

Your ecobee is trying to tell you something.
Schedule
A calendar

The schedule you set.
Vacation
An airplane

The vacation settings you decide.
Settings
A settings wheel

Your ecobee's settings.
Comfort Settings
An arm chair

Select this to create or adjust Comfort Settings.
About
An icon of an ecobee thermostat

Information about your ecobee and firmware.
Sensors
A sensor icon

Settings for your Room Sensors.
Information
An information icon

Important information for your ecobee.
Log Out
A circle with an x inside

Select this to log out of your ecobee.
Add Thermostat
A circle with a plus sign

Select this to add a new thermostat.

 

What Weather Icons Mean

Sunny
A sunny icon

The sun is out.
Mostly Sunny
Sun behind the clouds

There's sun and clouds.
Cloudy
A cloud

There's clouds.
Mostly Cloudy
Clouds in front of the sun

There's cloud and sun.
Rain
A rain cloud

It's raining.
Snow
A cloud with a snowflake

It's snowing.
Thunderstorm
Clouds with lightning

Thunder and lightning.
Fog
A line filled cloud

It's foggy or misty outside.
Wind
Wind icon

High winds.
Tornado
A tornado icon

Take cover as there is a tornado nearby.
No Weather
An unhappy rain cloud

Either there is no connection to a weather station or there is an issue with your ecobee.
Clear Night
A moon

The night is clear. Events happening at night will include a mood.
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