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Ecobee and fan switch

(Joe m. ) #1

Is there a simple way to turn my ceiling fan on when ecobee calls for heat? Seems so basic and nothing in smartthings store. Closest I got was the too cold app but it only turns on a device if temp drops below a specified temperature. Not the greatest when ecobee changes temps throughout the day

(Joe m. ) #2

Even ifttt doesn’t have an ecobee trigger for call for heat

(jkp) #3

You should check out webCore. It do what you want and so much more…

(Joe m. ) #4

Yeah guess I’ll have to take the one step deeper into all this

(Joe m. ) #5

We core still beta tho eh

(jkp) #6

Definitely don’t let that stop you.

(Joe m. ) #7

Authorizing the community section isn’t lit up so kind of stuck. Maybe because I’m still waiting to receive my account from the community.

(Joe m. ) #8

Nvm just didn’t like my browser lol, worked in chrome tho

(Joe m. ) #9

Maybe not a cell phone task, maybe some other day when I have a pc nearby

(Yves Racine) #10

Hi, with My ecobee Device, you have the simple ecobeeStateTriggerHA smartapp, which allows you to turn on/off switch(es) based on the thermostatOperatingState (heating, cooling, fan only, idle).

For more details on all use cases available:

It’s available at my github:


(Joe m. ) #11

Thanks I’ll check it out, new to this and just setting up webcore. Is this for we core?

(Yves Racine) #12

My ecobee Device (custom Device Type Handler) exposes all thermostat capabilities & commands for webCoRE/CoRE/SmartRules.

The ecobeeStateTriggerHA is a simple smartapp for your simple use case.

There are many other smartapps available with My ecobee Device for your use cases. So, you don’t need to use a rule engine like WebCoRE for your simple use cases.

My Ecobee device is only available at my store:


(Joe m. ) #13

Nothing showed up in myapps when I got to that stage.

(Yves Racine) #14

Hi, you’d need to contribute first at my store to start the download. Make sure that you deactivate your pop ad blocker (if any) in your browser.


(Joe m. ) #15

I mean for webcore install sorry

(jkp) #16

Did you publish all 4 of the webcore apps in IDE and enable OAuth for the webcore one?

Then look for Webcore under Automation: SmartApps not in the marketplace.

Then sign up for an account at There are lots of great example pistons to be found and the folks over there will help you with anything needed in regards to webcore.

(Joe m. ) #17

(Joe m. ) #18

Nothing in myapps still

(Joe m. ) #19

(Joe m. ) #20

Think may e because I used na01 and not na02, will redo the work and try