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How to turn on the heat on Ecobee

If you’re an owner of an Ecobee smart thermostat all wired up and configured, you have already gotten acquainted with its heating systems which can help you to stay in a comfortable warm place during the chilling winter days.

How to switch on heat on Ecobee

How to switch on heat mode

If you want to switch on the heat mode on an Ecobee device, you should follow the instructions which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should head to your thermostat’s home screen, and then, you should tap on the “Off” icon. To find it, you should take a look upper the bigger middle number indicating current room temperature and the smaller number measuring the humidity level.
  2. After that, you should click on the “Heat” mode. Usually, it’s the first option in the list.

There aren’t only the room temperature and humidity level numbers, there is also one more in a small button that is located on the right side of the screen. This number defines the desired temperature. When you change it, you can set the limit at which your heater will switch on or off. As soon as the temperature reaches the limit, you will see that the heater switches on until the room temperature resembles the number you’ve set.

  • Id you want to increase the temperature, you should hold the small button with your finger and scroll it upwards until the set point will be reached. If you want to decrease the temperature, you should hold the small button and scroll it downwards until the set point reaches the lower point.
  • In the end, you should make sure that your heater works in an appropriate way. To do that, you should take a look at the heat icon which is located at the top of the screen. It should display an orange flame.

How to activate an Auto Mode

Except for the first method of setting you Ecobee, you also can provide warmth by the automatic heat and cool feature. If your goal is to remain in the room. If you want to switch on an Auto Mode, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should click on the flame-shaped heat icon.
  2. After that, you should tap on “Auto.”

You will see two numbers that would be shown at the right section of the screen. The top one which is blue controls the air conditioning. As soon as the room temperature increases, the air conditioner will begin its work. The lower one which is red controls the heater. As soon as the temperature decreases, the heater will start to work. In this way, the temperature stays at the level indicated between the two set points.

  • If you want to set the red and blue numbers, you should just touch and pull them up and down until you achieve your desired temperature.

How to switch on Emergency Heat on Ecobee

As soon as the temperature outside suddenly decreases, it would be required to manage the heat in the home and that’s when the secondary heat source should be involved. Unlike in comparison with traditional thermostats which use emergency heat in frigid weather, Ecobee devices also draw on auxiliary heat.

The first thing that you should do will be displayed in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should click on the three flat lines indicating the “Main Menu” that are located on the Ecobee’s interface.
  2. After that, you should head to “Select Settings.”
  3. Next, you should head to the “Installation Settings.”
  4. To finish the process, you should click on “Select Thresholds.”

Below will be mentioned three main ways which are used to manage how and when your auxiliary heat works:

The first way is to set the “Compressor to Aux Temperature Delta“. To do that, you should:

First, set the difference between the usual room temperature and your desired room temperature to indicate when the auxiliary heat should start working. When the difference is exceeded, the supplemental heating system will be switched on.

The second way is to change the “Compressor Min Outdoor Temperature”. Your compressor is the core of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system. The compressor won’t turn on when the temperature outside reaches a level below the set temperature.

The third way is to manage the “Aux Heat Max Outdoor Temperature”. When the outdoor temperature exceeds the set temperature, your auxiliary heat will stop working.

All in all the Ecobee device is a perfect choice for your home.

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