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Offline sebby

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Feature Request: Winter/Summer support in house modes
« on: February 14, 2017, 07:39:47 pm »
It would be great to have the ability to set different values in house modes depending on winter/summer.  Right now i have our phones tied into the house modes and everything works fine, but i had to create a bunch of Lua logic to set thermostats to heating or cooling depending on the season and the house modes.  i think this should be a native feature of house modes. 

Online Don Phillips

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Re: Feature Request: Winter/Summer support in house modes
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 09:17:33 pm »
I use the outdoor temperature plug-in to trigger winter/summer.

If the outdoor temp>65, then cooling is turned on. If the outdoor temp<60, then heating is turned on. Very handy in the spring and fall.

I also used PLEG to set both the heating and cooling setpoints for Home, Away, Night, and Vacation. Home is set 68/75, Away 68/75, Night 66/72, and Vacation 60/80.
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Re: Feature Request: Winter/Summer support in house modes
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 10:16:12 pm »
Would be nice but I have actually achieved this through scenes and some lua code:
I trigger the scenes depending on whether the thermostat is cooling or heating (it already is preprogrammed with set temperatures)
So I have one scene for cooling (summer) and another for heating (winter)

Then I run this code to change the mode settings for my vents (this is an example, my scene actually sets all of my vents at once):
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local sID ="urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1"
local hall = "1:N,100;2:N,50;3:N,20;4:N,80"
local hallID = 338
luup.variable_set(sID,"ModeSetting", hall, hallID)

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/House_Modes
112 zwave nodes, 8 zigbee nodes, 231 devices, 17 apps, 100 scenes on a Vera Plus linked with Echo and HomeKit through bridges

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Re: Feature Request: Winter/Summer support in house modes
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 05:52:15 pm »
Don't get me wrong, I got all this working via lua code that i run at startup.  My phones automatically set the house mode depending on the distance we are from the house.  Then i check for winter/sumer and set the correct temperature.  I also have some logic in there for days when the temperature outside is too hot or cold for the current set temperature and the thermostats adjust accordingly.  There is some logic in there to turn off the units if the windows/doors are left open for too long.  What i am really hoping for is the ability to do this natively through Vera without having to write a bunch of code and the Winter/Summer mode would be a step in the right direction.  Anyhoo, kind of a pipe dream, but one can hope...