Ecobee on/off for heat and cool

Do we have any ecobee experts out there? I want to control my window AC unit with my ecobee thermostat. I have the AC unit on an insteon outlet. I have the developer account and have the ecobee reporting to Openhab2, I can see this in the log files. I know I can write rules that will allow me to do this, but that seems a waste of the ecobee features. Is there a variable in the binding that reports when cooling is being called for and when it’s being shut off? I haven’t found one, but I’m hoping someone knows something that I don’t.