The house I recently moved into has some wall heaters/coolers that apparently use the ZigBee protocol, so I’m hoping I can set them up with SmartThings. However, I don’t trust their onboard temperature readings because they are obviously only measuring the area immediately surrounding themselves, which is making it hard to get each room at the desired temp.
So I’m looking for advice on low-cost temperature sensors that I can place around my house, and advice on placement (Wall? ceiling? near the couch where people sit? multiple sensors in one room and take the average? etc). Most of the research I’ve done here seems to only relate to measuring the temperature of freezers and/or water and things like that. I want just a general reading of a room in order to help set a comfortable temperature.
What are some of the things the community has done to get accurate temperature readings for their household heating/cooling systems?