How do I install ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control?

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Quote from Youtube video: Once everything is wired turn the power back on to the HVAC system gently push the eco be smart thermostat pro with voice control onto the backplate. You'll see it start up right. Away.

Will an ecobee work on an old furnace?

ecobee thermostats are designed to work with most 24-volt systems, even older ones. Take a look at your thermostat. If your system is high-voltage, the thermostat should be labeled with 120 V or 240 V or have L1/L2 labels and thick wire nuts. High-voltage systems like electric baseboard heaters are not compatible.

What is the difference between RC and RH on a ecobee thermostat?

With dual-transformer systems you’ll have two R wires—one from the cooling transformer (Rc) and one from the heating transformer (Rh). Learn how to install an ecobee thermostat in a dual-transformer system. If you don’t have an Rh wire, Rc serves as both the cooling and heating power wire.

Can I install an ecobee thermostat myself?

Sure thing! Installation typically takes 45 minutes or less. Simply follow the instructions included in the ecobee mobile app, or in the manual that was included in the box with your ecobee.

Can I install ecobee without C wire?

If you’re lacking a C wire and have at least four wires at your thermostat to work with (refer to this article if you only have two wires), you’ll want to install the Power Extender Kit (PEK).

Does ecobee smart thermostat require C wire?

Even though Ecobee does not require a c-wire, you still need to have a 4-wire thermostat cable because they require a power extender kit. You will connect the wires from your furnace to the power extender kit and then to the thermostat.

Can you install a smart thermostat on an old furnace?

Even if you have a very old furnace, you can still get a smart thermostat installed properly.

Will a smart thermostat work with an older furnace?

If you have an outdated HVAC system, say 10 to 20 years old, the chances of a new smart thermostat working with your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace is not likely. Not only will it not work, but your HVAC system is old enough that it might warrant replacement.

Can you put a smart thermostat on any furnace?

The devices most commonly called “smart thermostats”, such as thermostats from Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, etc., are only compatible with “low voltage” 24v HVAC systems. You should be certain that your HVAC is compatible before you try to hook up a smart thermostat.

How many versions of ecobee are there?

Below, you’ll find the dimensions of all three devices: Ecobee3 Lite – 4.05 x 4.05 x 0.84 inches. Ecobee3 – 1 x 4.05 x 4.05 inches. Ecobee4 – 1 x 4 x 4 inches.

How much does it cost to install an Ecobee thermostat?

Basic installations can cost between $120 – $200 but can vary based on system compatibility. Please go to to check for compatibility.

What wires are needed for ecobee?

How many wires do I need to install an ecobee thermostat?

Type of system Minimum wires needed PEK compatible?
Heat-only (boiler or heat-only furnace) 3 (R, W, C) 2 with FAST-STAT Common Maker (R, W) No
Cooling-only 4 (R, C, G, Y) 3 if PEK is used Yes
Forced-air furnace (1 stage heating, 1 stage cooling) 4 (R, G, Y, W) Yes

How do you know if you have C wire?

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Quote from Youtube video: Likely there is gonna be a fifth wire tucked into the wall I'm thinking that's going to be our C wire most likely because as you can see we have a green a yellow a white in a red.

How do I bypass the C wire on my thermostat?

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Quote from Youtube video: Add a jumper wire between the Y and G. Terminals. If there's already wires attached just leave them be go ahead and push all the wires in. And close the backplate.

What color is the C wire?

Blue wires

Blue wires are also called “C” wires because they are the Common wire. C wires are necessary for any “smart” thermostat that needs to be connected to a power source 24/7, regardless of your heat pump type.

How do I install a smart thermostat without C wire?

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Quote from Youtube video: The screws and anchors and the thermostat. We're gonna need a set a screwdriver or a drill. And if you don't have a CE wire. We're gonna use a C wire adapter. Which is gonna give us a C wire.

Where is the C wire on an old furnace?

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Quote from Youtube video: The wire coming from outside from the condenser unit is only going to have two wires a red and a white looking like this. And those two are going to go to y. And c common on that terminal strip.

Can I use G wire for C wire?

Option #3: Use a G-Wire as a C-Wire

If there is no hidden C-wire, you can use a G-wire instead. However, you will not be able to use your fan independently when the heating or cooling isn’t running. Also, many HVAC systems are incompatible with this solution, including: HVAC systems using electric heat.

What is Y wire on thermostat?

Y – This is the terminal for cooling or air conditioning and goes to the compressor relay. Typically a thermostat wire pull is made to the air handler on split systems and then this wire is spliced for the separate wire pull which is made to the condenser.

Is G wire necessary?

As you mentioned, you don’t usually need a G wire for heating mode, but you do for cooling. In special circumstances a relay could be wired up inside of the air handler to make the fan come on with a call for cooling, but normally it’s the thermostat that makes the connection that makes the fan come in in cooling mode.