Author Topic: How to trigger scene on heating setpoint going below  (Read 313 times)

Offline tk41

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How to trigger scene on heating setpoint going below
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:02:38 pm »
Hi All,

Does anyone have an easy way to trigger a scene when the heating setpoint of a thermostat goes BELOW a value?

The Vera UI provides "heating setpoint goes above" and "cooling setpoint goes below", but not the two opposite variations.  My thermostat (Secure's 7-day one) seems only to implement the heating setpoint; I tried a scene triggered on the cooling setpoint but it never runs.  Seems a strange omission from the available options in the UI!  -- VERA TEAM PLEASE NOTE! --

What I need, is to turn off an auxiliary heater on a MVHR system when the main central heating setpoint is reduced - e.g. overnight & while no-one's home.  The sister scene re-enables it when the heating setpoint is raised to normal levels; that one works fine.

Am I going to have to resort to PLEG here?

Thanks!

Jeff

Offline Ionut A

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Re: How to trigger scene on heating setpoint going below
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 04:05:41 am »
Hi Jef,

I added a feature request for the following triggers:

- Thermostat COOL setpoint goes above
- Thermostat HEAT setpoint goes below

Cheers!

Offline therealdb

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Re: How to trigger scene on heating setpoint going below
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 05:10:01 pm »
As a workaround, I'll monitor the thermostat mode and act accordingly.

You'll probably need some code and a watch, and you could probably just call two scenes if you're not comfortable with coding.
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