If you own an iPhone, do you wonder whether the Ecobee3 Lite thermostat is compatible with Homekit?
Here's what we cover:
- Yes, And It’s Easy To Set Up Your Ecobee Smart Thermostat!
- Configuring The Ecobee3 Lite With Apple Homekit
- What Can You Do With It Now?
- Final Notes
Yes, And It’s Easy To Set Up Your Ecobee Smart Thermostat!
The Ecobee Smart Thermostat works very seamlessly with the Apple HomeKit to give you even more control of the climate inside your home. It also works with Siri.
Once you have enabled HomeKit, you can use voice commands to control your home’s interior environment. It also supports geofencing and location-based triggers. You can also create custom HomeKit Scenes and use them to control your Ecobee.
Check out this video for a great step-by-step:
Configuring The Ecobee3 Lite With Apple Homekit
Installing The Ecobee App
Once you have downloaded the Ecobee App, you can begin setting up your thermostat. You can program your Ecobee to adjust the temperature when you’re home, asleep, or away.
The app creates a schedule for automatic thermostat control, keeping the house between 73 and 66 degrees when you’re home. The app lets you loosen these restrictions while away, so you won’t waste money heating an empty house.
Connecting The Ecobee3 To wifi
Connecting the device to wifi is easy:
- Open the app and select “Add Thermostat,” or tap the plus icon in the bottom left of the screen and follow the instructions.
- Choose a location for the Ecobee
- Enter a new password for the wifi network, and tap “Add” to complete the setup process.
You may be experiencing trouble connecting the Ecobee3 Lite to your wifi network. It may be that you have unplugged it or disconnected it while playing with it. In either case, the first thing to do is to check the power connection.
If the Ecobee appears to be powered, try turning it off and on again until it connects. You might encounter a few other problems connecting the Ecobee to your wifi network.
The next step is to connect your Ecobee to your secure wifi network. If you’re using a hot spot, you won’t be able to connect the device to your network. Once connected, you can control the device from anywhere in the world. You can also take advantage of Ecobee’s self-learning capabilities by adjusting the temperature on its own.
Open The Homekit App And Click Add Accessory
Open The Homekit app on your iPhone. You can now add accessories to the Home app. You can also group the accessories by room or zone to control them in different house areas.
To add an accessory, hold the iPhone near the accessory you wish to add. You will need to scan the QR code or manual to add it to the Home app. Once you have added the accessory, you can control it by voice commands with Siri.
You can also use the Home app to connect your smart device to HomeKit. Once connected, you can check its information, control it from afar, and even automate it. Changing the brightness of the smart bulb will change its state.
On the other hand, the smart thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature when it senses the presence of water. The HomeKit app will show you the information about the device, including the code.
Scan or Enter The Homekit Setup Code
You can easily link your Ecobee thermostat to your Apple device using the HomeKit app. You’ll need to take your iPhone or iPad to the Ecobee3 Lite’s touchscreen and click on “Add to Home.”
You can scan or enter the HomeKit setup code and pair your thermostat with your Apple device. When you’re finished, tap on “Done” to confirm pairing.
Next, you need to scan the device’s HomeKit code to set it up. This code is next to the Home app’s HomeKit icon, below the product’s information. You can also find the HomeKit code under the serial number.
When you’re finished scanning, you’ll need to assign the device to HomeKit, which is very simple.
Before you can begin:
- Ensure you have the necessary power and wifi access on your iPhone.
- Ensure that the device is within your home’s router range.
- After you’ve done this, turn off the device and wait 10 seconds.
Make sure you have HomeKit-enabled devices to set up HomeKit automation and scenes. Then, ensure you’re signed in to your Apple ID to complete the process.
Choose The Thermostat Location
You’ll need to choose a location to place the Ecobee3 Lite and Homekit. If you don’t have a fixed location, you can use the Homekit app to move the Ecobee to a different room. If you move the Ecobee to a separate room, you can simply re-program it to work in another location.
What Can You Do With It Now?
The Ecobee3 Lite is an energy-saving smart thermostat that combines comfort with value. It can be connected to a smart sensor called the SmartSensor, which monitors room temperature and occupancy levels. It can also give you tips to save energy.
It also works with Samsung SmartThings and other home automation systems like IFTTT and Wink.
So, as you can see, the Ecobee3 Lite can easily be set up with Homekit and control all of your heating or cooling needs using Siri voice control on your iPhone or Apple Watch. You can arm or disarm your thermostat from anywhere using Siri and your Apple device.