Ecobee Alexa Commands

If you have an ecobee4 or ecobee Smart Thermostat, you’re already aware that Alexa is built-in and integrated with them. That means you can operate any Alexa device hands-free right from your thermostat, eliminating the need for any other Alexa-enabled device.

But, with these ecobee smart thermostats, what voice commands and voice control options are available? I’ll go over the Alexa commands that you can utilize with your ecobee devices.

Ecobee Alexa Commands

There are a variety of commands you may use to manage your ecobee after Alexa is activated on your thermostat.

Temperatures may be adjusted and monitored. If you have more than one thermostat or various sensors, Alexa will let you operate each one separately.

How to Setup Ecobee with Alexa?

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

The Plus has considerably more features and control options.

Another thing to keep in mind while utilizing the skills is that the “ecobee” skill sets just require you to say “Alexa, what is the temperature of the thermostat?”

You’ll need to say, “Alexa, ask ecobee what the thermostat temperature is?” using the “ecobee plus” talent.

You should be aware that when you change the temperature using an Alexa command it overrides any existing schedules and will continue keeping that temperature for the duration of your thermostat’s “Hold Period.”

To adjust the Hold Action Duration:

  • Enter the Settings menu in the app, web portal, or thermostat (ecobee thermostat screen)
  • Navigate to Preferences
  • Select Hold Action Duration and adjust as desired

Both of these skills are free and, thankfully, set-up is painless.

To get Setup started:

  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

  • Enable the skill

Enable the skill by clicking “Enable” and signing in with your ecobee account

  • 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!

  • 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.)

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Here are complete Ecobee Alexa Commands

ecobee Skill Commands List

Checking the Temperature

  • Alexa, what’s the temperature?
  • Alexa, what’s the (sensor or thermostat name) temperature?
  • Alexa, what is the thermostat set to?
  • Alexa, what is the (thermostat name) set to?

Setting the Temperature

  • Alexa, set the thermostat to (desired temperature)
  • Alexa, set (thermostat name) to (desired temperature)

Adjusting the Temperature

  • Alexa, raise (or lower) the thermostat by (desired number) degrees.
  • Alexa, raise (or lower) the (thermostat name) temperature by (desired number) degrees.
  • Alexa, increase (or decrease) the thermostat temperature.
  • Alexa, increase (or decrease) the (thermostat name) temperature.

ecobee Plus Skill Commands List

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]
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