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pyecobee 1.2.1

A Python implementation of the ecobee API

Pyecobee: A Python implementation of the ecobee API

Introduction

Pyecobee is a simple, elegant, and object oriented implementation of the ecobee API in Python. It is compatible with Python 2.6/2.7/3.3/3.4/3.5/3.6

Warning: Pyecobee has been tested with an ecobee Smart Si. Though the following methods have not been tested I believe they should work find. Please create an issue or even better create a pull request if you encounter an issue with any of them.

  • control_plug: I don’t own an ecobee smart plug, so couldn’t test this function

  • reset_preferences: I didn’t want to wipe my thermostat’s settings

  • set_occupied: Can only be used by an EMS thermostat

  • update_sensor: Requires an ecobee3 or ecobee4 thermostat

  • All Hierarchy requests: Accessible to EMS and Utility accounts only
    • list_sets
    • list_users
    • add_set
    • remove_set
    • rename_set
    • move_set
    • add_user
    • remove_user
    • unregister_user
    • update_user
    • register_thermostat
    • unregister_thermostat
    • move_thermostat
    • assign_thermostat
  • All Utility requests: Accessible to Utility accounts only
    • list_demand_response
    • issue_demand_response
    • cancel_demand_response
    • issue_demand_management
  • All Runtime Report Job requests: Accessible to Utility accounts only
    • create_runtime_report_job
    • list_runtime_report_job_status
    • cancel_runtime_report_job

Disclaimer: Any ecobee API Keys, Authorization/Access/Refresh Tokens used in the following examples are fake.

JSON Vs Objects

Whereas JSON notation is used for the serialization/deserialization of request/response objects sent to and from the ecobee API, Pyecobee’s interface is based on core Python data types and user defined objects instead. Pyecobee handles the serialization of Python objects into JSON request objects and deserialization of JSON response objects into Python objects thus completely alleviating the developer’s need to create/parse JSON objects.

Pyecobee response from an authorize request

authorize_response = ecobee_service.authorize()
pin = authorize_response.ecobee_pin
code = authorize_response.code
scope = authorize_response.scope
expires_in = authorize_response.expires_in
interval = authorize_response.interval

Installation

To install Pyecobee:

$ pip install pyecobee

Enjoy.

Documentation

Pyecobee comes with extensive documentation. Use dir and help to explore all the details. .. code-block:: python

>>> from pyecobee import *
>>> dir(EcobeeService)
>>> help(EcobeeService)

General usage

The EcobeeService class provides the ecobee API implementation.

EcobeeService Class Diagram

To use Pyecobee follow these steps

  • Import the modules
  • Instantiate an EcobeeService object
  • Complete the authorization sequence if required (authorize + request_tokens)
  • Refresh tokens if required (refresh_tokens)
  • Invoke the needed ecobee API requests/functions

All Pyecobee user defined objects overload __repr__, __str__, and implement a pretty_format method.

>>> repr(authorize_response)
AuthorizeResponse(ecobee_pin='bv29', code='uiNQok9Uhy5iScG4gncCAilcFUMK0zWT', scope='smartWrite', expires_in=9, interval=30)

>>> str(authorize_response)
AuthorizeResponse(ecobeePin=bv29, code=uiNQok9Uhy5iScG4gncCAilcFUMK0zWT, scope=smartWrite, expires_in=9, interval=30)

>>> authorize_response.pretty_format()
AuthorizeResponse(
  ecobeePin=bv29,
  code=uiNQok9Uhy5iScG4gncCAilcFUMK0zWT,
  scope=smartWrite,
  expires_in=9,
  interval=30
)

Import the modules

from pyecobee import *

Instantiate an EcobeeService object

ecobee_service = EcobeeService(thermostat_name='My Thermostat',
                               application_key='jiNXJ2Q6dyeAPXxy4HsFGUp1nK94C9VF')

Authorization & Token Requests

Authorize

authorize_response = ecobee_service.authorize()
logger.info(authorize_response.pretty_format())
logger.info('Authorization Token => {0}'.format(ecobee_service.authorization_token))

A successful invocation of authorize() returns an EcobeeAuthorizeResponse instance

EcobeeAuthorizeResponse Class Diagram

Request Tokens

token_response = ecobee_service.request_tokens()
logger.info(token_response.pretty_format())
logger.info(
        'Access Token => {0}\n'
        'Access Token Expires On => {1}\n'
        'Refresh Token => {2}\n'
        'Refresh Token Expires On => {3}'.format(ecobee_service.access_token,
                                                 ecobee_service.access_token_expires_on,
                                                 ecobee_service.refresh_token,
                                                 ecobee_service.refresh_token_expires_on))

A successful invocation of request_tokens() returns an EcobeeTokenResponse instance

EcobeeTokenResponse Class Diagram

Refresh Tokens

token_response = ecobee_service.refresh_tokens()
logger.info(token_response.pretty_format())
logger.info(
        'Access Token => {0}\n'
        'Access Token Expires On => {1}\n'
        'Refresh Token => {2}\n'
        'Refresh Token Expires On => {3}'.format(ecobee_service.access_token,
                                                 ecobee_service.access_token_expires_on,
                                                 ecobee_service.refresh_token,
                                                 ecobee_service.refresh_token_expires_on))

A successful invocation of refresh_tokens() returns an EcobeeTokenResponse instance

EcobeeTokenResponse Class Diagram

Thermostat Requests

Request Thermostat Summary

thermostat_summary_response = ecobee_service.request_thermostats_summary(selection=Selection(
        selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value,
        selection_match='',
        include_equipment_status=True))
logger.info(thermostat_summary_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of request_thermostats_summary() returns an EcobeeThermostatsSummaryResponse instance

EcobeeThermostatsSummaryResponse Class Diagram

Request Thermostats

# Only set the include options you need to True. I've set most of them to True for illustrative purposes only.
selection = Selection(selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value, selection_match='', include_alerts=True,
                      include_device=True, include_electricity=True, include_equipment_status=True,
                      include_events=True, include_extended_runtime=True, include_house_details=True,
                      include_location=True, include_management=True, include_notification_settings=True,
                      include_oem_cfg=False, include_privacy=False, include_program=True, include_reminders=True,
                      include_runtime=True, include_security_settings=False, include_sensors=True,
                      include_settings=True, include_technician=True, include_utility=True, include_version=True,
                      include_weather=True)
thermostat_response = ecobee_service.request_thermostats(selection)
logger.info(thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing request_thermostats:\n{0}'.format(
    thermostat_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of request_thermostats() returns an EcobeeThermostatResponse instance

EcobeeThermostatResponse Class Diagram

Update Thermostat

update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.update_thermostats(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value,
            selection_match=''),
        thermostat=Thermostat(
            settings=Settings(
                hvac_mode='off')),
        functions=[
            Function(
                type='deleteVacation',
                params={'name': 'My vacation'})])
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing update_thermostats:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of update_thermostats() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Report Requests

Meter Report

eastern = timezone('US/Eastern')
meter_reports_response = ecobee_service.request_meter_reports(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.THERMOSTATS.value,
            selection_match='123456789012'),
        start_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(2013, 4, 4, 0, 0, 0), is_dst=True),
        end_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(2013, 4, 4, 23, 59, 0), is_dst=True))
logger.info(meter_report_response.pretty_format())
assert meter_report_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing request_meter_reports:\n{0}'.format(
    meter_report_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of request_meter_reports() returns an EcobeeMeterReportsResponse instance

EcobeeMeterReportsResponse Class Diagram

Runtime Report

eastern = timezone('US/Eastern')
runtime_report_response = ecobee_service.request_runtime_reports(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.THERMOSTATS.value,
            selection_match='123456789012'),
        start_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(2010, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0), is_dst=False),
        end_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(2010, 1, 2, 0, 0, 0), is_dst=False),
        columns='auxHeat1,auxHeat2,auxHeat3,compCool1,compCool2,compHeat1,compHeat2,dehumidifier,dmOffset,'
                'economizer,fan,humidifier,hvacMode,outdoorHumidity,outdoorTemp,sky,ventilator,wind,zoneAveTemp,'
                'zoneCalendarEvent,zoneClimate,zoneCoolTemp,zoneHeatTemp,zoneHumidity,zoneHumidityHigh,'
                'zoneHumidityLow,zoneHvacMode,zoneOccupancy')
logger.info(runtime_report_response.pretty_format())
assert runtime_report_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing request_runtime_reports:\n{0}'.format(
    runtime_report_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of request_runtime_reports() returns an EcobeeRuntimeReportsResponse instance

EcobeeRuntimeReportsResponse Class Diagram

Group Requests

Request Groups

group_response = ecobee_service.request_groups(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value))
logger.info(group_response.pretty_format())
assert group_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing request_groups:\n{0}'.format(
    group_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of request_groups() returns an EcobeeGroupsResponse instance

EcobeeGroupsResponse Class Diagram

Update Groups

# Create Groups
group_response = ecobee_service.update_groups(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value),
        groups=[
            Group(
                group_ref='3d03a26fd80001',
                group_name='ground_floor',
                synchronize_alerts=True,
                synchronize_vacation=True,
                thermostats=[
                    '123456789101']),
            Group(
                group_ref='3bb5a91b180001',
                group_name='first_floor',
                synchronize_reset=True,
                synchronize_vacation=True,
                thermostats=[
                    '123456789102'])])
logger.info(group_response.pretty_format())
assert group_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing update_groups:\n{0}'.format(
    group_response.pretty_format())

# Update a Group
group_response = ecobee_service.update_groups(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value),
        groups=[
            Group(
                group_ref='3d03a26fd80001',
                synchronize_system_mode=True)])
logger.info(group_response.pretty_format())
assert group_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing update_groups:\n{0}'.format(
    group_response.pretty_format())

# Delete a group (Set the thermostats parameter of the group to an empty list)
group_response = ecobee_service.update_groups(
        selection=Selection(
            selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value),
        groups=[
            Group(
                group_ref='3d03a26fd80001',
                thermostats=[])])
logger.info(group_response.pretty_format())
assert group_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing update_groups:\n{0}'.format(
    group_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of request_groups() returns an EcobeeGroupsResponse instance

EcobeeGroupsResponse Class Diagram

Hierarchy Set Requests

List Hierarchy Sets

list_hierarchy_sets_response = ecobee_service.list_hierarchy_sets(set_path='/',
                                                                  recursive=True,
                                                                  include_privileges=True,
                                                                  include_thermostats=True)
logger.info(list_hierarchy_sets_response.pretty_format())
assert list_hierarchy_sets_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing list_hierarchy_sets:\n{0}'.format(
    list_hierarchy_sets_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of list_hierarchy_sets() returns an EcobeeListHierarchySetsResponse instance

EcobeeListHierarchySetsResponse Class Diagram

Add Hierarchy Set

add_hierarchy_set_response = ecobee_service.add_hierarchy_set(set_name='NewSet',
                                                              parent_path='/')
logger.info(add_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())
assert add_hierarchy_set_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing add_hierarchy_set:\n{0}'.format(
    add_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of add_hierarchy_set() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Remove Hierarchy Set

remove_hierarchy_set_response = ecobee_service.remove_hierarchy_set(set_path='/NewSet')
logger.info(remove_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())
assert remove_hierarchy_set_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing remove_hierarchy_set:\n{0}'.format(
    remove_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of remove_hierarchy_set() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Rename Hierarchy Set

rename_hierarchy_set_response = ecobee_service.rename_hierarchy_set(set_path='/NewSet',
                                                                    new_name='ToRename')
logger.info(rename_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())
assert rename_hierarchy_set_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing rename_hierarchy_set:\n{0}'.format(
    rename_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of rename_hierarchy_set() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Move Hierarchy Set

move_hierarchy_set_response = ecobee_service.move_hierarchy_set(set_path='/ToMove',
                                                                to_path='MainNode')
logger.info(move_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())
assert move_hierarchy_set_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing move_hierarchy_set:\n{0}'.format(
    move_hierarchy_set_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of move_hierarchy_set() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Hierarchy User Requests

List Hierarchy Users

list_hierarchy_users_response = ecobee_service.list_hierarchy_users(set_path='/',
                                                                    recursive=True,
                                                                    include_privileges=True)
logger.info(list_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format())
assert list_hierarchy_users_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing list_hierarchy_users:\n{0}'.format(
    list_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format())

A successful invocation of list_hierarchy_users() returns an EcobeeListHierarchyUsersResponse instance

EcobeeListHierarchyUsersResponse Class Diagram

Add Hierarchy Users

add_hierarchy_users_response = ecobee_service.add_hierarchy_users(
    users=[
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='new@user1.com',
            first_name='User',
            last_name='1'),
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='new@user2.com',
            first_name='User',
            last_name='2')],
    privileges=[
        HierarchyPrivilege(
            set_path='/MainNode',
            user_name='new@user1.com',
            allow_view=True),
        HierarchyPrivilege(
            set_path='/OtherNode',
            user_name='new@user1.com',
            allow_view=True)])
    logger.info(add_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format())
    assert add_hierarchy_users_response.status.code == 0, (
        'Failure while executing add_hierarchy_users:\n{0}'.format(
         add_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of add_hierarchy_users() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Remove Hierarchy Users

remove_hierarchy_users_response = ecobee_service.remove_hierarchy_users(
    set_path='/',
    users=[
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='todelete@hierarchy.com'),
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='todelete2@hierarchy.com')])
logger.info(remove_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format())
assert remove_hierarchy_users_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing remove_hierarchy_users:\n{0}'.format(
        remove_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of remove_hierarchy_users() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Unregister Hierarchy Users

unregister_hierarchy_users_response = ecobee_service.unregister_hierarchy_users(
    users=[
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='todelete@hierarchy.com'),
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='todelete2@hierarchy.com')])
logger.info(unregister_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format())
assert unregister_hierarchy_users_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing unregister_hierarchy_users_response:\n{0}'.format(
        unregister_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of unregister_hierarchy_users() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Update Hierarchy Users

update_hierarchy_users_response = update_hierarchy_users_response = ecobee_service.update_hierarchy_users(
    users=[
        HierarchyUser(
            user_name='user1@update.com',
            first_name='Updated',
            last_name='User',
            phone='222-333-4444',
            email_alerts=False)],
    privileges=[
        HierarchyPrivilege(
            set_path='/MainNode',
            user_name='user1@update.com',
            allow_view=True),
        HierarchyPrivilege(
            set_path='/MainNode',
            user_name='user2@update.com',
            allow_view=True),
        HierarchyPrivilege(
            set_path='/OtherNode',
            user_name='user2@update.com',
            allow_view=True)])
logger.info(update_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format())
assert update_hierarchy_users_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing update_hierarchy_users_response:\n{0}'.format(
        update_hierarchy_users_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of update_hierarchy_users() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Hierarchy Thermostat Requests

Register Thermostat

register_hierarchy_thermostats_response = ecobee_service.register_hierarchy_thermostats(set_path='/OtherNode',
                                                                                        thermostats=(
                                                                                            '123456789012,'
                                                                                            '123456789013'))
logger.info(register_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format())
assert register_hierarchy_thermostats_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing register_hierarchy_thermostats_response:\n{0}'.format(
        register_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of register_hierarchy_thermostats() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Unregister Thermostat

unregister_hierarchy_thermostats_response = ecobee_service.unregister_hierarchy_thermostats(
    thermostats='123456789012,123456789013')
logger.info(unregister_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format())
assert unregister_hierarchy_thermostats_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing unregister_hierarchy_thermostats_response:\n{0}'.format(
        unregister_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of unregister_hierarchy_thermostats() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Move Thermostat

move_hierarchy_thermostats_response = ecobee_service.move_hierarchy_thermostats(set_path='/MainNode',
                                                                                to_path='/OtherNode',
                                                                                thermostats=('123456789012,'
                                                                                             '123456789013'))
logger.info(move_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format())
assert move_hierarchy_thermostats_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing move_hierarchy_thermostats_response:\n{0}'.format(
        move_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of move_hierarchy_thermostats() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Assign Thermostat

assign_hierarchy_thermostats_response = ecobee_service.assign_hierarchy_thermostats(set_path='/MainNode',
                                                                                    thermostats=('123456789012,'
                                                                                                 '123456789013'))
logger.info(assign_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format())
assert assign_hierarchy_thermostats_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing assign_hierarchy_thermostats_response:\n{0}'.format(
        assign_hierarchy_thermostats_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of assign_hierarchy_thermostats() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Utility Requests

List Demand Responses

list_demand_responses_response = ecobee_service.list_demand_responses()
logger.info(list_demand_responses_response.pretty_format())
assert list_demand_responses_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing list_demand_responses_response:\n{0}'.format(
        list_demand_responses_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of list_demand_responses() returns an EcobeeListDemandResponsesResponse instance

EcobeeListDemandResponsesResponse Class Diagram

Issue Demand Response

issue_demand_response_response = ecobee_service.issue_demand_response(
    selection=Selection(
        selection_type=SelectionType.MANAGEMENT_SET.value,
        selection_match='/'),
    demand_response=DemandResponse(
        name='myDR',
        message='This is a DR!',
        event=Event(
            heat_hold_temp=790,
            end_time='11:37:18',
            end_date='2011-01-10',
            name='apiDR',
            type='useEndTime',
            cool_hold_temp=790,
            start_date='2011-01-09',
            start_time='11:37:18',
            is_temperature_absolute=True)))
logger.info(issue_demand_response_response.pretty_format())
assert issue_demand_response_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing issue_demand_response_response:\n{0}'.format(
        issue_demand_response_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of issue_demand_response() returns an EcobeeIssueDemandResponsesResponse instance

EcobeeIssueDemandResponsesResponse Class Diagram

Cancel Demand Response

cancel_demand_response_response = ecobee_service.cancel_demand_response(
    demand_response_ref='c253a12e0b3c3c93800095')
logger.info(cancel_demand_response_response.pretty_format())
assert cancel_demand_response_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing cancel_demand_response_response:\n{0}'.format(
        cancel_demand_response_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of cancel_demand_response() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Issue Demand Management

issue_demand_management_response = ecobee_service.issue_demand_managements(
    selection=Selection(
        selection_type=SelectionType.MANAGEMENT_SET.value,
        selection_match='/'),
    demand_managements=[
        DemandManagement(
            date='2012-01-01',
            hour=5,
            temp_offsets=[20, 20, 20, 0, 0, 0, 0, -20, -20, -20, 0, 0]),
        DemandManagement(
            date='2012-01-01',
            hour=6,
            temp_offsets=[0, 0, 20, 20, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, -20, -20, -20])])
logger.info(issue_demand_management_response.pretty_format())
assert issue_demand_management_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing issue_demand_management_response:\n{0}'.format(
        issue_demand_management_response.pretty_format()))

Runtime Report Job Requests

Create Runtime Report Job

create_runtime_report_job_response = ecobee_service.create_runtime_report_job(
    selection=Selection(
        selection_type=SelectionType.THERMOSTATS.value,
        selection_match='123456789012'),
    start_date=date(2016, 7, 1),
    end_date=date(2016, 10, 1),
    columns='zoneCalendarEvent,zoneHvacMode,zoneHeatTemp,zoneCoolTemp,zoneAveTemp,dmOffset')
logger.info(create_runtime_report_job_response.pretty_format())
assert create_runtime_report_job_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing create_runtime_report_job_response:\n{0}'.format(
        create_runtime_report_job_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of create_runtime_report_job() returns an EcobeeCreateRuntimeReportJobResponse instance

EcobeeCreateRuntimeReportJobResponse Class Diagram

List Runtime Report Job Status

list_runtime_report_job_status_response = ecobee_service.list_runtime_report_job_status(job_id='123')
logger.info(list_runtime_report_job_status_response.pretty_format())
assert list_runtime_report_job_status_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing list_runtime_report_job_status_response:\n{0}'.format(
        list_runtime_report_job_status_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of list_runtime_report_job_status() returns an EcobeeListRuntimeReportJobStatusResponse instance

EcobeeListRuntimeReportJobStatusResponse Class Diagram

Cancel Runtime Report Job

cancel_runtime_report_response = ecobee_service.cancel_runtime_report_job(job_id='123')
logger.info(cancel_runtime_report_response.pretty_format())
assert cancel_runtime_report_response.status.code == 0, (
    'Failure while executing cancel_runtime_report_response:\n{0}'.format(
        cancel_runtime_report_response.pretty_format()))

A successful invocation of cancel_runtime_report_job() returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Thermostat Functions

A successful invocation of any function returns an EcobeeStatusResponse instance

EcobeeStatusResponse Class Diagram

Send Message

update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.send_message('Hello World')
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing request_thermostats:\n{0}'.format(
    thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Acknowledge

selection = Selection(selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value, selection_match='', include_alerts=True)
thermostat_response = ecobee_service.request_thermostats(selection)
thermostat = thermostat_response.thermostat_list[0]
alerts = [alert for alert in thermostat.alerts if alert.text == message]

update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.acknowledge(thermostat_identifier=thermostat.identifier,
                                                        ack_ref=alerts[0].acknowledge_ref,
                                                        ack_type=AckType.ACCEPT)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing acknowledge:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Set Hold

# Simplest form
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.set_hold(hold_climate_ref='away', hold_type=HoldType.NEXT_TRANSITION)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing set_hold:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

# Using specific start/end date and time
eastern = timezone('US/Eastern')
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.set_hold(hold_climate_ref='away',
                                                     start_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(
                                                         2017, 5, 10, 13, 0, 0),
                                                         is_dst=True),
                                                     end_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(
                                                         2017, 5, 10, 14, 0, 0),
                                                         is_dst=True),
                                                     hold_type=HoldType.DATE_TIME)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing set_hold:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

# Using duration
eastern = timezone('US/Eastern')
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.set_hold(hold_climate_ref='away',
                                                     start_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(
                                                         2017, 5, 10, 13, 0, 0),
                                                         is_dst=True),
                                                     hold_type=HoldType.HOLD_HOURS,
                                                     hold_hours=1)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing set_hold:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

# Specifically the cooling temperature to use and hold indefinitely
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.set_hold(cool_hold_temp=65,  hold_type=HoldType.INDEFINITE)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing set_hold:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

# Specifically the heating temperature to use and hold indefinitely
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.set_hold(heat_hold_temp=72,  hold_type=HoldType.INDEFINITE)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing set_hold:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Resume Program

update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.resume_program(resume_all=False)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing resume_program:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Create Vacation

eastern = timezone('US/Eastern')
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.create_vacation(name='Christmas Vacation!',
                                                            cool_hold_temp=104,
                                                            heat_hold_temp=59,
                                                            start_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(
                                                                2017, 12, 23, 10, 0, 0),
                                                                is_dst=True),
                                                            end_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(
                                                                2017, 12, 28, 17, 0, 0),
                                                                is_dst=True),
                                                            fan_mode=FanMode.AUTO,
                                                            fan_min_on_time=0)
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing create_vacation:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Delete Vacation

update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.delete_vacation(name='Christmas Vacation!')
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing delete_vacation:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Reset Preferences

# Danger zone!!!
update_thermostat_response = ecobee_service.reset_preferences()
logger.info(update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())
assert update_thermostat_response.status.code == 0, 'Failure while executing reset_preferences:\n{0}'.format(
    update_thermostat_response.pretty_format())

Persistence

The ecobee API specifies that all tokens issued must be stored by the application. These tokens represent the credentials of the user and must be kept secure. A simple way is to use the Python shelve module as follows

import shelve
from datetime import datetime

import pytz
from six.moves import input

from pyecobee import *


def persist_to_shelf(file_name, ecobee_service):
    pyecobee_db = shelve.open(file_name, protocol=2)
    pyecobee_db[ecobee_service.thermostat_name] = ecobee_service
    pyecobee_db.close()


def refresh_tokens(ecobee_service):
    token_response = ecobee_service.refresh_tokens()
    logger.debug('TokenResponse returned from ecobee_service.refresh_tokens():\n{0}'.format(
        token_response.pretty_format()))

    persist_to_shelf('pyecobee_db', ecobee_service)


def request_tokens(ecobee_service):
    token_response = ecobee_service.request_tokens()
    logger.debug('TokenResponse returned from ecobee_service.request_tokens():\n{0}'.format(
        token_response.pretty_format()))

    persist_to_shelf('pyecobee_db', ecobee_service)


def authorize(ecobee_service):
    authorize_response = ecobee_service.authorize()
    logger.debug('AutorizeResponse returned from ecobee_service.authorize():\n{0}'.format(
        authorize_response.pretty_format()))

    persist_to_shelf('pyecobee_db', ecobee_service)

    logger.info('Please goto ecobee.com, login to the web portal and click on the settings tab. Ensure the My '
                'Apps widget is enabled. If it is not click on the My Apps option in the menu on the left. In the '
                'My Apps widget paste "{0}" and in the textbox labelled "Enter your 4 digit pin to '
                'install your third party app" and then click "Install App". The next screen will display any '
                'permissions the app requires and will ask you to click "Authorize" to add the application.\n\n'
                'After completing this step please hit "Enter" to continue.'.format(
        authorize_response.ecobee_pin))
    input()


if __name__ == '__main__':
    thermostat_name = 'My Thermostat'
    try:
        pyecobee_db = shelve.open('pyecobee_db', protocol=2)
        ecobee_service = pyecobee_db[thermostat_name]
    except KeyError:
        application_key = input('Please enter the API key of your ecobee App: ')
        ecobee_service = EcobeeService(thermostat_name=thermostat_name, application_key=application_key)
    finally:
        pyecobee_db.close()

    if not ecobee_service.authorization_token:
        authorize(ecobee_service)

    if not ecobee_service.access_token:
        request_tokens(ecobee_service)

    now_utc = datetime.now(pytz.utc)
    if now_utc > ecobee_service.refresh_token_expires_on:
        authorize(ecobee_service)
        request_tokens(ecobee_service)
    elif now_utc > ecobee_service.access_token_expires_on:
        token_response = ecobee_service.refresh_tokens()

    # Now make your requests :)

Tokens Refresh

All access tokens must be refreshed periodically. Access tokens expire 3600 seconds (1 hour) from the time they were refreshed. There are two patterns to refresh the access token.

Pro-active

  • Get the current date/time in UTC
  • Compare the current date/time to the date/time on which the access and refresh token are due to expire
  • Re-authorize app if the current date/time is later than the refresh token expiry date/time
  • Refresh tokens if the current date/time is later than the access token expiry date/time
now_utc = datetime.now(pytz.utc)
if now_utc > ecobee_service.refresh_token_expires_on:
    authorize(ecobee_service)
    request_tokens(ecobee_service)
elif now_utc > ecobee_service.access_token_expires_on:
    token_response = ecobee_service.refresh_tokens()

Reactive

The ecobee API returns status code 14 to indicate that a request was attempted using an expired access token. All non-successful ecobee API responses are wrapped into the EcobeeApiException. The following code snippet demonstrates how to refresh an expired access token

try:
    thermostat_summary_response = ecobee_service.request_thermostats_summary(selection=Selection(
    selection_type=SelectionType.REGISTERED.value,
    selection_match='',
    include_equipment_status=True))
except EcobeeApiException as e:
    if e.status_code == 14:
        token_response = ecobee_service.refresh_tokens()

Date & Time Handling

Some of the ecobee API requests expect the date and time to be in thermostat time, while others expect the date and time to be in UTC time.

Any EcobeeService method that accepts a datetime object as an argument expects the argument to be passed in thermostat time. The datetime object passed must be a timezone aware object.

import pytz
from datetime import datetime

from pytz import timezone

eastern = timezone('US/Eastern')
start_date_time=eastern.localize(datetime(2017, 5, 1, 10, 0, 0), is_dst=True) # 2017/05/01 10:00:00 -0400

The method will then either use the passed in datetime object as is, or convert it to its UTC time equivalent depending on the requirements of the ecobee API request being executed.

Exception Handling

Your code should be prepared to handle the following Exceptions

  • EcobeeApiException: Raised if a request results in an ecobee API error response
  • EcobeeAuthorizationException: Raised if a request results in a standard or extended OAuth error response
  • EcobeeRequestsException: Raised if a request results in an exception being raised by the underlying requests module
  • EcobeeHttpException: Raised if a request results in any other HTTP error

Ecobee Exceptions Class Diagram

Release History

1.2.1 (2017-06-01)

  • Internal __slots__ improvements

1.2.0 (2017-05-31)

  • Internal refactoring of EcobeeObject and EcobeeResponse

1.1.1 (2017-05-31)

  • Miscellaneous minor internal changes to facilitate the automatic generation of PlantUML Class Diagrams

1.1.0 (2017-05-24)

  • Added ecobee API operations that are only accessible by EMS and Utility accounts

1.0.0 (2017-05-12)

  • First public release supporting all ecobee API operations except those that are only accessible by EMS and Utility accounts
 
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