How to Change Time on Ecobee Smart Thermostat


The ecobee smart thermostat enables you to more efficiently heat and cool your house, which can not only make where you live more comfortable, but it can also save you money. While ecobee doesn’t make it possible to change the time on your thermostat to anything you want, it does give you the ability to choose between a 12- or 24-hour time format, and also to choose your country and the region you’re in within that country.

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Steps to Change Time on Ecobee Smart Thermostat

  1. Open a web browser, navigate to the ecobee website, and then sign in to your ecobee account if prompted. You’ll land on your ecobee My Home screen.
  2. Click “Settings.” The Settings screen is displayed.
Navigate to the ecobee website, and then click Settings.

  1. Click to select “Time” in the menu on the left side of the screen. The time options will be displayed on the right side of the screen.
Select Time.

  1. Click to select “Time Format,” and then choose to display either 12-hour or 24-hour time. Then, click “Time,” and choose the country and region associated with your location. Your changes will be reflected on your ecobee smart thermostat automatically.
Select Time Format.

Reasons to Change the Time on ecobee Smart Thermostat

1. Time Zone Change

Moving to a new location with a different time zone can have an impact on your ecobee smart thermostat’s functionality. To ensure it runs smoothly, don’t forget to change the time on your device to reflect the new local time.

2. Incorrect Time

Technical issues or power outages can sometimes cause your ecobee smart thermostat to display the wrong time. To ensure its heating and cooling schedule stays accurate, don’t forget to change the time on the device to the correct value.

3. Personal Preference

If you prefer a different time display on your ecobee smart thermostat than what is automatically set, personalize it to match your preference. This way, the time on your device will align with other devices in your home.

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