The new unit I am moving into has four individual thermostats controlling an electric radiator each. I am not keen on purchasing three new ecobees for this new setup.
I am wondering if anyone has ideas on some less expensive thermostats that I could somehow control based on ecobee settings and motion sensors.
-If ecobee is on, and a room is sensed as occupied, turn on thermostat.
If ecobee is off, turn off all generic thermostats
Maybe some adjustments based on ecobee home/away modes. I haven’t thought this through yet.
Thank you very much. Do you recommend a particular z-wave thermostat?
I’m not an expert in Z-wave thermostats as I mainly use ecobee at my home.
Look up for feedback in the ST community forum on the CT-100 and GoControl thermostats.
You can ask
@RBoy for any good z-wave thermostats. He’s created good DTH for z-wave thermostats as well!
EcobeeSetZoneWithSchedule requires MyEcobee device as a prerequisites as it takes advantage of the advanced & comprehensive integration I’ve built with SmartThings. For more details, refer to
Depending on your electric radiator, you may also want to look into the Stelpro. I have it at home to control electric baseboards in my basement and it works very well.
The CT-101 and CT-100 are xcellent thermostats. The stock device handler works well for basic programming if you want some advanced features you can check out the Enhanced Z Wave thermostat device handler.
There is a new z wave plus version of the CT thermostat that’s out that you can purchase from ZooZ
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Here is the link to the new CT100 Plus thermostat:
Just wanted to thank you all for the input. I have a few projects before I get to this, but I have some ideas now.
I’ve recently added more features to
ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule as posted under my thread:
FYI, In the past 3 years, I have built the ScheduleTstatZones & ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule smartapps which allow you to create zones inside your home for more targeted heating/cooling.
In the latest version that I’ve just released (v7.9.9a), I modified the above smartapps to be able to control more effectively any portable coolers/heaters, split/window units based on My HvacUnit or the remotec DTHs. For example, the smartapps can determine the best fan speed based on the max temp differential allowed for the zone(s).
For more details on My Flair HvacUnit, refer to:
In the ScheduleTstatZones & ecobeeSetZonesWithSchedule smartapps, you can configure your rooms/zones/schedules. You then associate your zone/room thermostats to your zones and schedule your zones during the day.
In your h…
Hi, I’ve just released today a new “smarter” version of My ecobee device (v5.9.9j) with added capabilities for smart rule engines (CoRE, webCoRE, smartRules) in order to be able to distinguish the following events:
Manual overrides at the thermostat vs. new climate/comfort changes made in one of my smartapps (ex. ecobeeChangeMode or ecobeeSetClimate). The attribute to be used is called "programScheduleName’ and it’s available in MyEcobee device for subscription in rule engines.
This way, the new version of the ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule smartapp (v7.8) can now use the new events to know when it needs to replace its own setpoint baselines for smarter temp/vent adjustments.
The new code is available at my store for download.
P.S. The code has been distributed to all my active con…
The smartapp has become even smarter!
To download the code, go to