This is a collection of things that have been asked.
Maybe I am blind but I can’t find the way how to create the mentioned virtual device
This device is only available since version 1.2.0.
How will the app realize whether I am on holiday or not? Where to define? Maybe I missed it but I can‘t see a holiday mode in Homey
A plan is the normal schedule, but than what happens if I’m at home unplanned? I leave home unplanned? I go to sleep earlier? We’re on holiday for a couple of days?
How to configure these things? Make plans for all of them? I thought that’s too much work. In my usecase, that just means I put everything to cool-down, or to a comfortable coazy temperature.
I called these setpoints exceptions, and the events
mode for the heating scheduler. The modes than can be set either
- using Flow: The action is called
Set heating mode
- or using the settings page: Drop-down on
Change heating mode
No automation here, as this can all be done easily with Flow and better as anything I might have thought about.
The modes One day at home, One day away from home, and Sleeping are reset every day at 00:00 to
The other modes (On holiday, Out of season (it’s summer)) stay until you set the scheduler back to any other mode.
To many alerts/notifications when using multiple heating plans
In the settings page, you can toggle notifications for
- mode change
- temperature set
- temperature set error
I have window and door sensors and it would be great to add those ones as exception devices
I understand that request and I will put it on the list #69. In the meanwhile, you could try the following:
- Add your heating plans as virtual thermostat
- Add a flow that triggers on open/close of any of the room’s windows/doors. You could do that easily with
<groups>if there are many of them in the same zone
- On open, set temperature of associated heating plan device to, e.g. 6°
- When the switch is closed, reset the thermostat_override to automatic and you’re done.