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Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Quick Start Guide


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Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

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Welcome to the hive

Thank you for choosing Ecobee.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of hundreds of thousands of ecobee-ers welcoming you to our community. Now you can enjoy comfort where it matters and savings where it counts.

By purchasing an ecobee3 you’re not just getting a cutting-edge smart thermostat, you’re getting a complete home climate system that includes a free remote sensor, the ability to add up to 31 additional remote sensors, mobile apps, and lifetime access to personalized online tools.

We’ve made ecobee3 easy to install and intuitive to set up.

  • Installation takes 45 minutes, on average
  • It’s as easy to install as a dimmer switch
  • For step-by-step instructions, refer to the enclosed installation guide or watch our how-to videos at ecobee /HowTo
  • Need more help? We’re only an email or phone call away. support@ecobee.com | 1.877.932.6233

What’s in the box?

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  • Remote Sensor and standEcobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Quick 2
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Guided setup

The first time you turn on your ecobee3, it will walk you through the setup process below and make sure everything is connected and working properly.

Verify wiring
ecobee3 automatically detects wires connected to the terminals.
Confirm accessories
If you have any connected accessories, ecobee3 will detect and help you configure them.
Set your preferences
Choose Fahrenheit or Celsius, set your thermostat to heating or cooling, and name your thermostat.
Connect to wi-fi
ecobee3 automatically detects nearby wi-fi hotspots. Simply select your network and log in.
Register for mobile access
Register on ecobee with the code provided by your ecobee3 to remotely access your thermostat via smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

Get to know your ecobee3

  1. System mode (heat/cool/auto/off)
  2. Indoor humidity
  3. Indoor temperature
  4. Motion sensor
  5. Menu
  6. Live weather
  7. Quick changes
  8. Slider to adjust the temperature

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Activating your remote sensor

Ordinary thermostats only read the temperature in one location. ecobee3 uses multiple temperature readings from remote sensors to deliver comfort more reliably.

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Follow the prompts to name your sensor and establish your preferred options:

Smart Home/Away
If ecobee senses that you are home during your scheduled Away period, or away during your scheduled Home period, it will automatically override your schedule to maximize comfort and savings.

Follow Me
Control your comfort by averaging the temperature of the selected sensors that detect motion (Enabled) or all of the selected sensors in your home (Disabled).

Placing your remote sensor

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Quick tips

Can I manually switch between home and away?
Yes, you can! Press the quick changes button and easily switch between home and away.
How do I change my schedule?
Press the menu button, select schedule, and change your schedule.
How do I control my fans?
Press the quick changes button if you want to turn on the fan to circulate air.
How do I switch between heat and cool?
Press the menu button, select system, and select HVAC to switch between heat and cool.
Where can I find more information?
To learn more about ecobee3, visit our online user guide at ecobee /Support/ecobee3

ecobee3: anytime, anywhere

By registering your ecobee3, you can monitor and control your home climate anytime, from anywhere, using a smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
Register at ecobee3 using your smartphone app or at ecobee to get started.

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Always in the know with Home IQ

Home IQ provides a free monthly report, making it easy to track your heating and cooling usage, estimated energy savings, and more.  Available only on ecobee when you log into your secure account.

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FAQS About Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

What are the key features of the Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat?

The Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat features remote temperature sensing, occupancy detection, smart scheduling, energy-saving reports, compatibility with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and integration with smart home systems.

Does the Ecobee3 support remote access?

Yes, the Ecobee3 allows users to control their thermostat remotely using a smartphone app. This feature enables users to adjust the temperature, view energy reports, and manage settings from anywhere with an internet connection.

Is the Ecobee3 compatible with voice assistants?

Yes, the Ecobee3 works with popular voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and others. Users can adjust the temperature, set schedules, and perform other thermostat functions using voice commands.

Can the Ecobee3 be integrated with other smart home devices?

Yes, the Ecobee3 supports integration with various smart home platforms and devices, including smart lighting, security cameras, and sensors. This allows for enhanced automation and coordination between different smart devices in the home.

Does the Ecobee3 have occupancy detection?

Yes, the Ecobee3 features built-in occupancy detection using both motion and proximity sensors. This allows the thermostat to adjust settings based on whether someone is present in the room, helping to optimize energy usage and comfort.

Is professional installation required for the Ecobee3?

While professional installation is recommended for optimal setup, the Ecobee3 comes with detailed instructions and support for DIY installation. However, users who are uncomfortable with wiring or HVAC systems may prefer to hire a professional installer.

Does the Ecobee3 support multi-zone heating and cooling?

Yes, the Ecobee3 supports multi-zone heating and cooling systems with the addition of Ecobee3 room sensors. These sensors can be placed in different rooms to monitor temperature and occupancy, allowing for more precise temperature control and energy savings.

Can the Ecobee3 be controlled using a smartwatch?

Yes, the Ecobee3 can be controlled using a smartwatch that supports the Ecobee app. Users can adjust the temperature, view energy reports, and perform other thermostat functions directly from their smartwatch.

Is the Ecobee3 compatible with radiant heating systems?

Yes, the Ecobee3 is compatible with most 24V HVAC systems, including radiant heating systems. However, compatibility may vary, so it’s recommended to check the Ecobee website or consult with a professional installer for specific compatibility information.

What is the warranty period for the Ecobee3?

The Ecobee3 typically comes with a limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period, usually around 3 years. Users should refer to the warranty documentation provided with the thermostat for specific details and terms.

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