On my SmartThings app I can switch the thermostat to Heating or Cooling Mode-
Can I make a rule that is calendar based, for example, on November 1st, switch
thermostat to Heating Mode?
I also have a setting on the thermostat itself that turns on the fan periodically
without triggering either heat or cooling...Since this is controlled directly by the
thermostat setting, I assume that none of the Sharp Tools rules will affect this
And if you need to check multiple presences, you may want to aggregate all presence sensors’ status, so you just need to check one thing in those thermostat automation rules. Ex: I use variable $anyBodyHome to aggregate our presences, and I just need to check this True/False variable to know if there’s any one home. And I can display this variable as a tile in my dashboard as well.
Date based scheduler is not currently supported in Rule Engine. But maybe you can use the weather station’s temperature reading as trigger to turn the AC to cooling or heat mode accordingly. Just a thought.
Yeah, I don’t think the fan circulating settings will be changed by setting cooling/heat mode or other actions through Rule Engine unless you specifically use the fan related action or somehow the DTH is written in that way. I don’t have a Honeywell thermostat to test with, but you may want to give it a quick try.