I am new to SmartThings and home automation and I am hoping you can confirm something for me before I invest time trying to figure if this will work.
I have a circulating pump on my hot water heater in the garage. In case you don’t know what this is, it basically circulates hot water up into my master bath at the other side of the house so I don’t have to wait forever for hot water, nor waste tons of water, when I want to get in the shower. Right now that pump is operating on a schedule many hours a day - there is a built in timer on the pump. This is a waste in my opinion because I would rather this be on when I need it and off when I don’t.
What I would like to do, hence my question here, is to have a switch by my shower that I can turn on a few minutes prior to getting in that would turn on the pump that is located in my garage. There is no direct wiring from my bathroom to the garage so this switch from an electrical perspective does nothing. I would like this zwave switch to send an event to SmartThings which in turn, turns on a zwave outlet in the garage. From what I gather from other posts this seems doable, but please confirm.
What I would also like is to set a timer to turn off the pump after a period of time because I suspect my wife and I will forget to hit the switch afterwards and I don’t want the pump running all day. Is this doable?
Thanks in advance for the confirmation and guidance!