We are relatively new owners of an old home. When I was crawling up in the attic I saw that it has an attic fan wired to a thermostat such that it would be able to turn on automatically based on the temperature in the attic. The thermostat is dead but the fan can still be manually turned on by a wall switch in my son’s closet.
Rather than replacing the attic fan thermostat, I was thinking of putting a sensor in the attic and replacing the wall switch. What would be the best low-cost way of accomplishing this? I have a smartthings hub and I was thinking I could either use IFTTT or Webcore to automate the fan based on the sensor in the attic.
I’m willing to spend a little extra for a smart setup if it makes sense. But I’m not looking at spending too much since a new thermostat is only $20 and if a new thermostat cannot be wired in then a new combo fan and thermostat is only $80.
I was thinking of an Iris sensor and a GE wall switch. Would this setup work? Any recommendations on setting this up?
I appreciate any advice on products or setup!