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Smart Fans FAQs – Integration

How do I get my Modern Forms Smart fan to work with my ecobee thermostat?

With your Modern Forms account, you can pair your Modern Forms Smart Fan products with your smart thermostat to increase energy savings and live more comfortably. When your Modern Forms Smart Fan is connected with a smart thermostat, they work together to reduce heating and cooling costs.

To pair your Modern Forms Smart Fan(s) with an ecobee smart thermostat, sign into your Modern Forms account and make sure your fans are connected to the account. (link to Smart Advice FAQs page)


Pairing ecobee with a Fan

Follow the instructions included with the thermostat to install the thermostat and set up your thermostat account. Remember your password — you will need it later.

Open the Modern Forms app. Tap , then tap Integration and select ecobee.

A unique Pin Code will be generated that will be needed in the following step. Tap Proceed to Portal to open the ecobee hub.

Login to the ecobee hub with username/password credentials.

Navigate to My Apps under the menu options and Add Applications.

When prompted, enter the Modern Forms Pin Code and tap Validate.

Return to the Modern Forms App to tap your ecobee device name.

Tap Add/Remove Devices and select all fans to be connected to your smart thermostat and save.

Set Assist Mode setting, minimum fan speed, and maximum fan speed, then tap <.

Tap the Fan icon to return to the Home Screen.


Managing Thermostat Fans

In the Modern Forms app, tap , and then tap

Select your thermostat.

When prompted, select the thermostat you want to pair with your fan.

Tap Add/Remove Devices to view all Modern Forms Smart Fans Paired to your account. Fans paired to ecobee will be outlined in blue. Tap to add/remove fans and save.

Tap the Fan icon to return to the Home Screen.


Why Doesn’t My Thermostat Respond Instantly?
It takes up to 60 seconds for the thermostat to receive and process a command from the app.

To reconnect the fan to the Modern Forms app, tap the + within the app and follow the pairing sequence.

NOTE: If you are updating your router the fan will still appear in the Modern Forms app but will need to be re-paired.


How do I control my Modern Forms Smart Fan with Google Assistant?
SETUP INSTRUCTIONS

Download the Google Home app (iOSor Android) and verify that your Google Assistant-enabled device is set up and ready for use. (need links to download pages)

Verify that your Modern Forms fans and lights are receiving power.

Open the Google Home app.

Select the Home you are using, and then tap Add> Set up device > Works with Google.

Search for and select “Modern Forms.”

Sign into your Modern Forms account and authorize Google to use it. Wait for Google Assistant to sync with your Modern Forms account.

NOTE: You must use the same email account and password used in the Modern Forms app for Google Assistant to sync with your Modern Forms products.

Select Modern Forms products to add to new or existing Google Rooms (recommended), and then close the Rooms screen.

You can now control your Modern Forms fans and lights using Google Assistant voice commands or the controls in the Google Home app.


THINGS TO TRY
For fans:
• “OK Google, turn on my Living Room fan.”
• “OK Google, turn off my Living Room fan.”
• “OK Google, set my Living Room fan to level 6.”
For lights:
• “OK Google, turn on my Living Room light.”
• “OK Google, turn off my Living Room light.”
• “OK Google, set my Living Room light to 80%.”
• “OK Google, brighten my Living Room light.”
• “OK Google, dim my Living Room light.”
THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATIONS

Connect your Modern Forms Smart Fan to Google Assistant.

In the Google Home app, go to your Account page, and then tap Settings> Assistant > Home control > ROOMS.

Tap + to add a room and select the products you want to include in it.

Save your room.

Use Google Assistant voice commands to control your devices and rooms.


How do I control my Modern Forms Smart Fan with Amazon Alexa?
NOTE:
Voice control of Modern Forms Smart Fans and lights requires a Wi-Fi connection and an Alexa-enabled device like Echo, Dot, or Fire Stick.


SETUP INSTRUCTIONS

Download the Amazon Alexa app (iOSor Android) and verify your Alexa device is set up and ready for use. (need links to download pages)

Verify that your Modern Forms fans and lights are receiving power.

Open the Alexa app, go to the Menu, then select Skills and Games.

Search for “Modern Forms Smart Home” and select Enable.

You will now be prompted to sign in to your Modern Forms account and authorize its connection to Alexa.
NOTE: You must use the same email account and password used in the Modern Forms app for Alexa to discover your Modern Forms Smart Fan.

Tell Alexa to discover your devices.

After discovery is complete, you can control your Modern Forms fans and lights using voice commands.


THINGS TO TRY
For fans:
• “Alexa, turn on Family Room.”
• “Alexa, turn off Family Room.”
• “Alexa, set Family Room fan to speed 5.”
• “Alexa, increase Family Room fan.”
• “Alexa, turn down Family Room fan.”
For lights:
• “Alexa, turn on Family Room light.”
• “Alexa, turn off Family Room light.”
• “Alexa, set Family Room light to 80%.”
• “Alexa, brighten Family Room light.”
• “Alexa, dim Family Room light.”


THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATIONS

Connect your Modern Forms products to Alexa.

Connect your other lights and/or switches to Alexa.

In the Alexa app, tap , and then tap Smart Home.

Under Groups, create a group that includes your Modern Forms Smart Fan and smart home devices that you want to work together.

Use Alexa’s voice commands to control your groups.


Alexa isn’t discovering my Modern Forms Fans, what do I do?

In order for Alexa to discover Modern Forms devices, the Alexa skill must be linked to your Modern Forms account, and your Modern Forms devices must be claimed under the associated Modern Forms account.

Within the Alexa App, Tap Devices, and then All Devices. Smart Fan devices may have been previously discovered. Test voice commands with devices to verify connection.

Disable the Modern Forms Smart Home Skill in the Skills and Games Section. Close the Alexa app, navigate to the Modern Forms Smart Home skill and enable to search devices.

When enabling the Modern Forms skill in the Alexa app, you must link the skill to your Modern Forms account using the same email address and password you use in the Modern Forms app.


I have multiple Modern Forms Smart Fans. Can I change which fan is paired to my Ecobee?
To pair your Modern Forms Smart Fan(s) with an ecobee smart thermostat, sign into your Modern Forms account and make sure your fans are connected to the account. (link to Smart Advice FAQs)


Managing Thermostat Fans

In the Modern Forms app, tap , and then tap

Select your thermostat.

When prompted, select the thermostat you want to pair with your fan.

Tap Add/Remove Devices to view all Modern Forms Smart Fans Paired to your account. Fans paired to ecobee will be outlined in blue. Tap to add/remove fans and save.

Tap the Fan icon to return to the Home Screen.


How do I pair my Modern Forms Smart Fan and Ecobee Thermostat?

With your Modern Forms account, you can pair your Modern Forms Smart Fan products with your smart thermostats to increase energy savings and live more comfortably. When your Modern Forms Smart Fan is connected with a smart thermostat, they work together to reduce heating and cooling costs.

To pair your Modern Forms Smart Fan(s) with an ecobee smart thermostat, sign into your Modern Forms account and make sure your fans are connected to the account. (link to Smart Advice FAQs)


Pairing ecobee with a Fan

Follow the instructions included with the thermostat to install the thermostat and set up your thermostat account. Remember your password — you will need it later.

Open the Modern Forms app. Tap , then tap Integration and select ecobee.

A unique Pin Code will be generated that will be needed in the following step. Tap Proceed to Portal to open the ecobee hub.

Login to the ecobee hub with username/password credentials.

Navigate to My Apps under the menu options and Add Applications.

When prompted, enter the Modern Forms Pin Code and tap Validate.

Return to the Modern Forms App to tap your ecobee device name.

Tap Add/Remove Devices and select all fans to be connected to your smart Thermostat and save.

Set Assist Mode setting, minimum fan speed, and maximum fan speed, then tap <.

Tap the Fan (icon) to return to the Home Screen.


Managing Thermostat Fans

In the Modern Forms app, tap , and then tap Integration

Select your thermostat.

When prompted, select the thermostat you want to pair with your fan.

Tap Add/Remove Devices to view all Modern Forms Smart Fans Paired to your account. Fans paired to ecobee will be outlined in blue. Tap to add/remove fans and save.

Tap the Fan icon to return to the Home Screen.


Why Doesn’t My Thermostat Respond Instantly?
It takes up to 60 seconds for the thermostat to receive and process a command from the app.