Prior to installing the ecobee EMS, we recommend that you consider the following:
Where is the ideal location to mount the Equipment Interface?
> On a relatively flat surface
> In an environment that does not exceed the temperature or humidity level outlined in the specification section of this manual.
> In a location that is within the maximum wiring distance of the HVAC equipment and the Thermostat.
How do I intend to power the ecobee Energy Management System?
> Does the HVAC system control board have enough spare capacity to power this system?
> Do I need to provide a 24Vac transformer?
> Do I have access to a 120V electrical output to use the optional 12Vdc power adapter?
Where is the optimum location for the Thermostat?
> Within the maximum wiring distance to the Equipment Interface.
> Receiving good reception of WiFi signal (3 bars or more) from the location.
> If WiFi reception is sub-optimal, what will be relocated, the Thermostat or WiFi router?
> Do the temperature and humidity levels adequately represent the area controlled by the HVAC system?
How is the WiFi and Internet connection configured in this building?
> Do I have access to the customer’s WiFi and/or internet connection?
> What information do I need to provide to the IT staff to ensure the ecobee EMS can successfully connect to their WiFi and/or internet connection?
Once you have planned your installation continue with the installation instructions.