Ever wondered that your Ecobee thermostat could also get connected to the Apple homekit? If not then you must read this article to expand your knowledge on this particular topic. However, if you already have knowledge regarding this even then you can give it a read as there might be some information that you have missed previously.
WHAT IS HOMEKIT?
The technology has taken a great step in almost every domain. Apple has launched its own user-friendly software known as Apple Homekit. Using this homekit, you can communicate with smart home appliances using your Apple devices. You can even control smart home appliances with the help of Siri. If you want to activate various scenes when you leave or come back to your home then you can do this as well using homekit.
HOW TO ADD ECOBEE TO HOMEKIT?
To connect your Ecobee thermostat to homekit, you have 2 ways. The first one is through the Home app while the second one is through Ecobee app. We will discuss both ways in great detail.
THROUGH APPLE HOME APP (WITH CODE):
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Open the Apple home app on one of your Apple devices
STEP 2 – Tap on “Add Accessory” option
STEP 3 – Look for the homekit code on your thermostat
STEP 4 – Scan that code with your home app
THROUGH APPLE HOME APP (WITHOUT CODE):
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Select the option saying “Don’t have a code or can’t scan?”
STEP 2 – Select Ecobee thermostat from the available list of devices
STEP 3 – The homekit code should now appear on your thermostat
STEP 4 – Scan it with your home app for a successful pairing
THROUGH ECOBEE APP:
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Make sure the Ecobee app is opened on your device
STEP 2 – Select the Hamburger menu icon
STEP 3 – Choose “Manage Homekit” option
STEP 4 – On the top-right corner of the screen, press the “+” symbol
STEP 5 – A drop-down menu will appear, select “Add Thermostat” option
STEP 6 – Select the home to which you want your thermostat to get connected to
STEP 7 – Press “Next”
STEP 8 – Choose your Ecobee thermostat from the available options and select “Add”
STEP 9 – Your thermostat will be showing a homekit code, scan it with your Ecobee app
STEP 10 – Choose the room to which you want to add Ecobee to
STEP 11 – Give a unique name to your thermostat and you are good to go!
After performing the above mentioned steps, you will be able to connect Ecobee to homekit. However, every issue or query doesn’t demand these steps. For example if your Ecobee thermostat is not connecting to Wi-Fi or not turning ON AC then you will need to adopt different strategy to resolve these issues.
If you are still unable to add Ecobee to homekit then it is recommended that you contact the customer support to get the relevant solution of the issue.
“Scenes” is a special feature which allows you to adjust the homekit accessories and thermostat with a single command. Once you add Ecobee to homekit then you will easily be able to create and edit scenes.
CREATING AND EDITING SCENES IN ECOBEE APP:
If you want to create or edit scenes in Ecobee app then follow the below mentioned steps.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Open the Ecobee app
STEP 2 – Select your Ecobee thermostat from the available options
STEP 3 – Choose “Main Menu”
STEP 4 – Look for the “Homekit” option and select it
STEP 5 – Tap on “Add Scene” option
STEP 6 – With the help of this option; you can either create a new scene or you can even add a thermostat to a previously created scene
STEP 7 – If you select “Add Scene” or “Edit Scene” option then you will be taken to “Screen Settings Menu”
STEP 8 – You can rename the existing scene or name a new one. Turning the toggle switch to “ON” will include your thermostat in the scene
STEP 9 – “Performed Action” header will appear which will allow to set an action that you want your scene to perform against it
STEP 10 – The performed action tab will offer you 3 options:
- Comfort setting – to hold Home, Sleep or Away temperature
- Custom – allows you to set the desired temperature
- Resume Schedule – to cancel the existing holds
STEP 11 – Select “Save” after you are finished
GEOFENCING FOR HOMEKITS:
Geofencing for homekits is a special feature which triggers a specific action based on your location. The location will be recorded through your Apple device. You don’t have to manually select an action. In fact the action will be automatically selected on the basis of your device location.
Adding Ecobee to homekit isn’t a complicated task. If you consider the above mentioned steps carefully then of course you will be able to get the job done in the right way. If you still face any difficulty then it is better that you consider contacting the customer support.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q – Does Ecobee Work With Apple Homekit?
A – Yes, Ecobee does work with Apple homekit. You can establish a connection between these two and you will be good to go.
Q – Where Is The Homekit Code For Ecobee?
A – The apple homekit code for Ecobee can be found on the back of your Ecobee switch wall plate.
Q – How Do I Connect My Ecobee 3 To Homekit?
A – Ecobee thermostat homekit connection can be built using the below mentioned steps.
STEP 1 – Go to your thermostat
STEP 2 – Look on the thermostat screen whether it is showing the homekit code or not
STEP 3 – Scan the code using your Apple device
STEP 4 – Select “OK”