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How to Use/Reset Ecobee Thermostat

The Ecobee thermostat is an amazing device you can use to keep your home at a comfortable temperature at all times. However, you may need to perform actions such as resetting, rebooting, calibrating, or something else. Fortunately, the device is simple to manage. 

To use the Ecobee thermostat, you can install the Ecobee app onto your smartphone by downloading it from the Google Playstore or iOS app store. Once you have the app installed, you can perform a variety of actions. You can also operate the thermostat using the hardware itself. 

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You can operate the unit with ease by touching some of the icons on the screen. For example, you can touch the flame on the middle-upper part of the screen if you’d like to go to the mode menu. The menu will then give you the option for “Heat,” “Cool,” “Auto,” and “Off.” To turn the thermostat back on, you can press the “Off” button on the same spot where the flame is located when the unit is on. This will be directly on top of the large temperature indication number. 

The “Auto” feature will turn the thermostat on if it senses that it needs to, according to the temperature ranges. To adjust the desired temperature, you can use your thumb to press the small circular temperature indicators to the right of the large temperature indicator. You can then slide them upward or downward to decide what temperature you’d like your home to be and set temperature thresholds. The heat will come on if your home’s temperature gets colder than the number you enter in the settings. The air conditioning will come on if the home’s temperature gets hotter than what you have set as well.  

The cloud button on the bottom middle of the screen is there for you to register your device or set it up for remote usage. The unit also has a wheel menu on the bottom right of the screen that allows you to make quick changes, such as fan settings and swift updates to your home and away status. The three-bar menu button on the bottom left of the screen is what you will use to get to the bulk of the menu options. You’ll see options for menu categories, such as “Registration,” “System,” “Sensors,” “Schedule,” “Comfort Settings,” “Vacation,” and more.  

How to Reset Ecobee Thermostat Password

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You might one day forget the password to your Ecobee thermostat account. That could happen to anyone, and it’s quite easy to recover from it. 

To reset your Ecobee thermostat password, you will need to visit the Ecobee login page on your mobile phone app or a web browser. You’ll see a link that says, “Forgot Password?” You will need to click on that link and then enter the email address associated with your Ecobee account. 

Once you’ve done that, the system will send a link to that email address so that you can reset your password. Be sure to use a password that is easy for you to understand but not easy for someone else to figure out. 

How to Reset Ecobee Thermostat Factory Settings

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You might need to reset your Ecobee thermostat to reset it. You could also experience some issues and prefer to start from scratch with the unit. Resetting it to factory settings will restore all the unit’s settings to what they were when you first purchased it. 

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To reset your Ecobee thermostat to factory settings, you’ll need to press the three-bar menu button on the lower left-hand part of the unit’s screen. That will take you to a list of options from which you’ll need to choose the “Settings” option and then the “Reset” option. 

You will have three menu options from which you may choose your resetting method. You can choose “Reset Registration” to simply reset the registration if you desire to connect the unit to a mobile phone or a different account. You can also select “Reset Schedule & Preferences” if you want to remove the selections you have and start over. The third option will allow you to “Reset All.” You’ll choose that one if you want to erase all of your information and restore the unit to its factory condition. You may confirm to reset. 

How to Reset Ecobee Thermostat Access Code

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You may need to reset your Ecobee thermostat with an access code on it. An access code is a pin you may have created so that no one but you can change any of the settings on your device. 

To reset your Ecobee thermostat with an access code, you will need to enter the code to unlock the unit. Once the unit is unlocked, you’ll then press the three-bar menu button at the bottom left of the device’s screen. You’ll then navigate to “Settings.” 

You can then select “Reset” and follow the prompts to reset the device as you see fit. 

How to Reset Ecobee Thermostat Without Access Code

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You may want to reset your thermostat without using an access code. That might be because you’ve forgotten the code. You can use the web portal to disable the access code so that you can get into your device to do what you need to do. 

To disable your access code, you need to visit Once you log into your account, you’ll need to go to “Settings” and then “Access Control.” You will have the ability to disable the access code in those menus. Once you do that, you’ll be able to get into your device as usual.

How to Reboot Ecobee Thermostat

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At some point, you might want to reboot your Ecobee thermostat and have it load back up without affecting the programming or configuration you’ve set for it. This process is very simple for you to do and only takes a few seconds.

Rebooting your ecobee thermostat is a straightforward process. Begin by gently pulling the thermostat away from its wall plate to detach it. Wait for about 30 seconds to ensure it’s fully powered down. Then, reattach the ecobee to the wall plate, ensuring it clicks into place. The device will initiate the reboot process, and your ecobee thermostat will spring back to life, ready to regulate your home’s climate efficiently.

How to Reboot Ecobee Thermostat Remotely

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You might also want to reboot your Ecobee thermostat from a remote location. A different process will be necessary if you do not have the hardware with you. 

To reboot your Ecobee thermostat remotely, you’ll need to turn it off and then on. You won’t have the same settings menu on the app that you’ll have on the device itself, and you won’t have the hardware in front of you. However, you can still turn the device on and off with the app. 

Touch the fire or snow icon right above the large temperature numbers to open up the menu that will allow you to turn the device off. Select “Off,” and the unit will turn off. Wait a minute or two and then touch the screen area where it says “Off.” That will re-open the menu you need to turn the device on. Your thermostat will go through its necessary processes to reboot. 

How to Calibrate Ecobee Thermostat

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You may want to calibrate your Ecobee thermostat so that your device gets the best temperature readings. The unit has a built-in calibration tool. Therefore, you can kick-start its calibration with one easy step.

To calibrate your Ecobee thermostat, you can turn the unit off and disconnect its power source. Leave it off and disconnected for about 30 seconds and then reconnect it and turn it back on. When you turn it back on, you’ll most likely see wording that says the unit is “calibrating.” 

Allow it to go through its calibration process and then operate it as you normally would.  

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