Alexa Commands For Ecobee (Thermostats): The 21 Best For 2021

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Updated:  March 11, 2021

We all could use some TLC after 2020.

And you know what should be a part of that?  Never having to leave the warmth of your bed for your thermostat.

So check out this guide to ecobee Alexa commands and command your climate by voice in no time.

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The Basics

ecobee Thermostats 101

ecobee is a Canadian smart home company known for its smart thermostats and temperature sensors.

But ecobee doesn’t just make top-notch hardware. Its software platforms are diverse and well-designed too.

For instance, ecobee users have four options for controlling their smart thermostat:

  1.  The device’s touchscreen
  2.  A web portal
  3.  The ecobee app
  4.  And even an Apple Watch app

Needless to say, this is better than 90% of the smart home market.

Smart Thermostats Pay For Themselves

Beyond voice control, smart thermostats’ biggest draws are the energy and cost savings you can achieve.

According to ecobee, its AI-based temperature regulation can reduce a user’s energy costs by up to 23% per year.

If your heating and cooling bill is $54 or more per month, a 23% savings means that an ecobee3 lite would pay for itself within a year.

If this weren’t enough, your purchase might also qualify for a rebate from your energy company.  (For example, we received a $100 rebate from PG&E in California when we installed our thermostat.)

ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with Built-in Alexa, Room Sensor Included
ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with Built-in Alexa, Room Sensor Included
Room sensor manages hot or cold spots; Detects room occupancy for optimal comfort; Built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Service 
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ecobee Lite SmartThermostat, Black
ecobee Lite SmartThermostat, Black
Save up to 23% annually on heating and cooling costs (compared to a hold of 72°F); Control from anywhere using your Android or iOS device

You can check for available rebates in your area at ecobee.com/rebates.

The Basics

Does ecobee Work With Alexa?

The answer to this is a resounding yes.  All recent models, including the ecobee3 lite and the ecobee4, work with Alexa.

In fact, when it comes to smart home compatibility, ecobee shines across the board.  Their devices work with all of the leading platforms and voice assistants, namely:

  • Amazon (Alexa)
  • Google Home (Google Assistant)
  • Apple HomeKit (Siri)
  • Samsung SmartThings (Bixby)

In fact, the premium model (the ecobee SmartThermostat Pro) even has Alexa built-in.  So you can speak to Alexa directly through your thermostat!

How To Set Up Alexa Voice Control​ With ecobee Thermostats

To use the full set of ecobee voice commands, you need two Alexa skills:

  1. The ecobee skill
  2. The ecobee plus skill

Both of these skills are free and, thankfully, set-up is painless. To get started:

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Navigate to each skill's home page in the Alexa app
From the Alexa app, click on each skill's link (above) to be brought to its page in the Alexa Skills Store
2. Enable the skill
Enable the skill by clicking "Enable" and signing in with your ecobee account
3. Device Discovery
Click "discover devices" on the next screen and wait 30-45 seconds for Alexa to discover your ecobee device.

Make sure that your Alexa devices and ecobee thermostat are powered on and on the same wi-fi network!
4. Name your device and add it to a group (optional)
Once Alexa discovers your device, you will have the option to rename your device and add it to one of your groups within the Alexa app. (Note that this is optional and can always be done later.)

Voice Commands

Alexa Commands for ecobee Thermostats

Finally, see below the full list of Alexa voice commands for your ecobee thermostat, categorized by type of requestt:

  1. Get The Temperature
  2. Set The Temperature
  3. Increase / Decrease The Temperature
  4. Cancel / Resume The Schedule
  5. Check The Equipment
  6. Set Comfort Settings
  7. Run The Fan
  8. Change System Mode
  9. Go On Vacation
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Get The Temperature

  • Alexa, ask ecobee the temperature
  • Alexa, ask ecobee the [room] temperature
  • Alexa, ask ecobee what the thermostat is set to
  • Alexa, ask ecobee what the [room] is set to

Set The Temperature

  • Alexa, ask ecobee to set the temperature to [#] degrees
  • Alexa, ask ecobee to set the [room] temperature to [#] degrees

Change The Temperature

  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m hot
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m hot in the [room]
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m cold
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m cold in the [room]
  • Alexa, tell ecobee to raise/lower the temperature by [#] degrees
  • Alexa, tell ecobee to raise/lower the [room] by [#] degrees

Adjust The Schedule

  • Alexa, tell ecobee to resume schedule
  • Alexa, tell ecobee to resume schedule in the [room]

Check The Equipment

  • Alexa, ask ecobee what equipment is running
  • Alexa, ask ecobee what equipment is running in the [room]

Set Comfort Settings

  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m back home
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m back home in the [room]
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m leaving
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m leaving in the [room]
  • Alexa, tell ecobee good night
  • Alexa, tell ecobee good night in the [room]
  • Alexa, ask ecobee to set the thermostat to [home/away/sleep]
  • Alexa, ask ecobee to set [room] to [home/away/sleep]

Run The Fan

  • Alexa, ask ecobee to turn the fan [on/off]
  • Alexa, ask ecobee to turn the fan [on/off] in the [room]

Change System Mode

  • Alexa, ask ecobee to switch to [Heat/Cool/Auto/OFF] mode
  • Alexa, ask ecobee to switch to [Heat/Cool/Auto/OFF] mode in the [room]

Go On Vacation

  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m going on vacation
  • Alexa, tell ecobee I’m going on vacation from [date] to [date]

That's all she wrote...

Conclusion

And that should do it for this guide!  If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.
 
Finally, if you’re eager for more Alexa voice control, be sure to check out some of our other Alexa commands guides, such as “Can Alexa Call 911?” and Fire TV Alexa Commands.
Otherwise, relish these ecobee Alexa commands and we hope to see you back here soon!
 
Warm Regards,
The Commands Guru
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