Among many thermostat in the market, ecobee is a one of best smart thermostat that you can have.
Alexa enabled advanced features will make your life comfortable.
So, if you are to move your house or do a redecoration, then you may want to remove and replace your ecobee without any damage.
If so, this guide is for you. I’ll keep everything pretty simple and straight forward.
You can follow below steps to remove your ecobee thermostat from your wall.
Do not forget to use proper tools and safety precautions before going to remove your ecobee thermostat.
How do I remove my Ecobee thermostat – Step by Step Guide
Time Needed : 15 minutes
Removing the ecobee thermostat is pretty much same as installing a one, but in reverse order.
In summary, you are going to pop off your thermostat from the wall, remove the base plate, disconnect the wires and install a cheap one for reduce damaging (optional).
The detailed steps as follows,
- Turn off furnance
First, turn off your power to the ecobee connected furnace. Then make sure it is off. You can do this by increasing or decreasing temperature value through your ecobee. If you furnace is off, then it will not change the temperature in the house (even you have instructed the ecobee to change it).
- Pop off ecobee
Now, remove your ecobee system from its base plate. You can just pop it off from the wall.
- Note the wiring
Then, take a clear picture of the wiring. This will be helpful in reinstalling your ecobee in another place.
- Remove nuts
Use your screwdriver and remove the nuts from the wall to remove your base plate. After that, properly disconnect the wires (it’s a good practice to label the wires).
- PEK Update
If your system has a PEK installed, then you need to remove that too. You can do this by connecting wires from the PEK to the furnace. Now, your ecobee is removed successfully.
- Install dumb thermostat (optional)
If you’re going to a new house, then it’s good to mount a cheap thermostat in the empty wall base. Otherwise, a home without heat could damage due to extreme temperatures.
For installing the cheap thermostat, you can follow above instruction in reverse order.
Does Ecobee have battery backup?
When removing your ecobee, you could be worried that your ecobee settings and schedules can be destroyed if its isn’t a battery backup. Am I right?
Well, ecobee control device does not have a battery. But do not worry. It has a flash memory.
So it will save all your settings and shedules within it and reactivate them once the system get power through wires.
However, ecobee sensors do have coin batteries. You may need to change them once in a while.
There will be a notification in the ecobee device if its sensors battery become low.
You can change your ecobee sensor battery as the way explained in this video.
Ecobee sensor battery life?
The remote sensors in the ecobee will last one and half year to two years for old models (which use CR2032 type coin cells).
However, the newer models have longer life span. They use CR2477 coin cells which could last around 5 years.