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Controlling your Smart Home using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: List of commands for Thermostats

March 14, 2018

Our next blog post in the series of articles about voice commands shows a list of tested commands for controlling your KNX, Gira X1, Homeserver/Loxone Thermostats.

 

Alexa commands for controlling Thermostats

 

To set thermostat using the thermostat's name
"Alexa, <thermostat> 20°C."
“Alexa, set <thermostat> to 20°C.”

 

To hear the ambient temperature on the thermostat
"Alexa, what is the temperature inside?"

 

To hear what the temperature is set to on the thermostat
“Alexa, what is the <room> thermostat set to?”

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature using the thermostat's name
(Changes the temperature in Alexa for 1 Degree)
“Alexa, make <thermostat> warmer/cooler."
"Alexa raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat>."

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature of thermostat for X degrees
"Alexa, raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat> by 2 degrees.” 

To switch heating or cooling for a specific room/thermostat¹
"Alexa, set the <thermostat> to heating/cooling/automatic." 
"Alexa, turn <thermostat> to heat/heating/cooling." 

 

 

¹Please note: This command changes the mode to auto heat/cool mode. In order for this command to work, the Smart home has to support auto mode.

 

Currently the different modes only work for the Loxone Miniserver. When changing the temperature with your voice, you also change the mode to manual. If you want to switch back to the automatic mode, please set the thermostat to heating/cooling mode as mentioned above.

 

 

Google Assistant commands for controlling Thermostats

 

To set the temperature to all thermostats
"Hey Google, set the temperature to 22."

 

To set thermostat using the thermostat's room name
“Hey Google, set the <room> thermostat to 22.”

 

To set thermostat using the thermostat's name
"Hey Google, set <thermostat> to 20°C."

 

To hear the ambient temperature on the thermostat
“Hey Google, what’s the <room> temperature inside?”

 

To hear what the temperature is set to on the thermostat
“Hey Google, what’s the <room> thermostat set to?”

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature on all thermostats
"Hey Google, make it warmer/cooler.”
(on Alexa for 1 degree, on Google Assistant for 3 degrees)

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature using the thermostat's room name
"Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature in the <room>." 

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature using the thermostat's name
"Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat>."

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature in all rooms for X degrees
“Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature by 2 degrees.”

 

Increase/Decrease the temperature of thermostat for X degrees
"Hey Google, raise/lower the temperature of <thermostat> by 2 degrees.” 

 

To switch heating or cooling for all rooms modes¹
“Hey Google, turn on the heating/cooling."
"Hey Google, turn on the heat." 

 

To switch heating or cooling for a specific room/thermostat¹
"Hey Google, set <thermostat> to heating/cooling/automatic.”
"Hey Google, turn the <thermostat> to heat/cool/automatic (mode)."
"Hey Google, make it warmer/cooler in the <room>" - Sets a heating or cooling mode

 

¹Please note: This command changes the mode to auto heat/cool mode. In order for this command to work, the Smart home has to support auto mode. 

 

 

 

Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa voice commands side by side:

 

Updates:

We keep a constantly updated list of commands, in our Help center. You can find the articles with Voice commands for lights, blinds, thermostats, switches and scenes there.

 

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