With the new Smartthings world of no more smart apps and DTH, how can I do the following:
- When I am away from my home, pause ecobee thermostat program
- when I arrive home, resume ecobee program
in the past I used IFTTT to accomplish this. However, this isn’t an option for me anymore.
Is there a way to accomplish the above from Smartthings capabilities without using a third party?
it can be done with Alexa as described in this thread. There is no way to do it without a 3rd party.
@peeps thanks for the Alexa suggestion. That’s helpful.
I can get the Away part to work by setting up an Alexa routine and using a custom action with a phrase like “Alexa, set ecobee profile to Away”.
However I cannot get Alexa to recognize any phrases for resuming my thermostat when I arrive home!
Can you share what phrase you use to resume your thermostat?
P.S I do not want to have to tell Alexa a particular comfort profile name to resume. I just want it to resume whatever comfort profile that is eligible per my ecobee schedule
ask ecobee to resume schedule on Ecobee Downstairs
I’m trying to do something kinda the same.
I have a room in my house that is never the same temperature as the rest of the house.
I have IFTTT set to check the temperature in the room and if it is below 67* then change the comfort setting to a custom setting for two hours but it never seems to fire. Any ideas?
@ccm2114 I have a few of questions
How are you confirming that your trigger (< 67 degrees) is actually firing?
Are you using this as your IFTTT action?
“Set thermostat comfort profile for X hours”
You can accomplish your use case with an Alexa. Do you own one?