There are many functions which a particular smart device offers but we tend to see and use only those functions which are required by us. Same is the case here. Ecobee thermostats flash a green light which is totally normal but because many of us don’t know the history, we start to panic.
In this article we will tell you about all the relevant information about Ecobee thermostat green light. This information will include what actually a green light in Ecobee represents, what is the reason behind this blinking and what to do to make it go away.
ECOBEE GREEN LIGHT FLASHING:
If you see Ecobee blinking green light then it means that you have a notification from Alexa. The light will continue to blink until and unless you do something about the notification. You can either respond to the notification or dismiss it, it is totally up to you!
It is a well-known fact that all models of Ecobee show compatibility with Alexa. But the new models of Ecobee (Ecobee Premium and Ecobee4) have built-in Alexa functionality. This built-in functionality lets the thermostat to display notifications.
NATURE OF NOTIFICATIONS:
The type of notifications include important message updates. These updates are normally from Alexa or Amazon. The notifications include:
- Deliveries from Amazon
- Change in weather
- Breaking news
- Events marked on calendar
WHAT TO DO?
Well, there are only two possibilities that you can perform in order to get rid of this green light. You can either listen to the notifications or dismiss them. But first you need to resolve the network issues. Your Ecobee should have a stable Wi-Fi connection. Otherwise you will face connectivity issues.
LISTENING TO THE NOTIFICATIONS:
To respond to the notifications you will have to say the following commands to Alexa.
Alexa, what are my notifications?
Alexa, my notifications
But if you own an Ecobee4 then you don’t need to say these commands at all. The work will be done on its own.
DISMISSING THE NOTIFICATIONS:
If you don’t want to listen to the notifications and dismiss them then you have to say the following commands to Alexa.
Alexa, clear my notifications
Alexa, delete my notifications
This will delete all the notifications without you hearing them. Doing this will take away the blinking green light.
There are lots of other commands which you can say to Alexa to perform various tasks. Alexa has, no doubt, made our lives easier. Do you want to perform any task? Just say it to Alexa!
HOW TO TURN OFF ECOBEE FLASHING GREEN LIGHT?
Apart from listening and dismissing notifications in order to make the green light go away, there are two more options which you can consider.
- Turn OFF notifications for your Alexa devices
- Unlink your thermostat from Alexa account
First option is generally recommended because the second one is demanding. If you unlink your thermostat from Alexa then other smart features might also get affected.
TURNING OFF NOTIFICATIONS:
To turn OFF notifications for your Alexa devices, follow the below mentioned steps.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Make sure you have your Alexa app opened
STEP 2 – Navigate to “More” option
STEP 3 – Select “Settings”
STEP 4 – Now go for “Notifications” option
STEP 5 – You will see a list of applications, visit each one of them and turn OFF the toggle for each app
STEP 6 – Now the notifications for all the apps will be closed
DISABLING ALEXA ON ECOBEE:
The other way to stop the flashing green light on Ecobee is by disabling Alexa. For this you will have to follow a few steps and you will be good to go!
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Open the Ecobee app
STEP 2 – Select your thermostat from the available options
STEP 3 – You will see a microphone icon, select it
STEP 4 – Now select “Unlink Alexa” option
STEP 5 – Select the option to finish the process
OTHER LIGHTS OF ECOBEE:
Just like flashing Green light there are other lights as well which you might witness from time to time. But these lights are also harmless just like the green one. Other lights of Ecobee do have a different meaning which we will be discussing below.
Yellow light on Ecobee is also used to display the notifications. But these notifications are from the Ecobee App instead of Alexa. You can view these notifications in your Ecobee home app. Once you read these notifications, the yellow light will go away.
Red light on Ecobee means that your microphone is currently OFF. Disabling the microphone is a very good option especially when you want to have privacy. If your thermostat is noise sensitive then disabling your microphone is recommended.
Ecobee thermostats work efficiently as compared to older thermostats. But they also have various issues which you need to deal with. Informative stuff should always be known by you especially when you own a thermostat. Hiring an expert for small issues will prove to be really expensive so it is better that you resolve them on your own.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q – Why Is My Ecobee Flashing Green?
A – Your Ecobee thermostat is flashing green light because there are some notifications from Alexa. If you read these notifications or dismiss them only then the green light will disappear.
Q – How Do I Turn Off Ecobee Notifications?
A – You can visit the option “Display Alerts” and then select “NO”. This will turn OFF all the Ecobee notifications and you will not see them on the display.
Q – Do I Need To Worry About Ecobee’s Green Light?
A – No, Ecobee flashes green light when you have some notifications from Alexa. This light is totally harmless and you don’t need to worry about it.