This Beta is the initial release of my new SmartApp Ceiling Fan Guru. I’d be very interested in your feedback on this app.
Ceiling Fan Guru Overview
This is a SmartThings App that turns ceiling fans on when too warm, and off when comfortable or away. You can specify under which modes ceiling fans will operate and how long a period of inactivity will turn the fan off. To implement separate zones, install separate named instances of the app. Learn more at LawsonAutomation.com.
- SmartThings-supported temperature sensor or thermostat
- SmartThings-controlled ceiling fan(s)
- Motion sensor(s)
To run this app you must cut and paste it into the SmartThings IDE as a new project and then publish it to your SmartThings hub from there.
Settings in Detail
These fans will turn on when the inside temperature exceeds the specified set point and the other condition described below are met. The speed and direction of a ceiling fan must be set on the fan itself as this app assumes a simple on/off switch
This is an indoor temperature sensor used to control the ceiling fans.
If there is motion for any of these sensors, motion is considered to be present. This sensor is optional.
When no motion is sensed for this amount of time, the ceiling fans are turned off.
The mode(s) in which ceiling fans are permitted to turn on per this app. For example, a ceiling fan in a living room typically only operates during the ‘Home’ mode. A ceiling fan in a bedroom typically only operates during the ‘Night’ mode. Multiple modes may be selected. User defined modes are supported. If no Operating Mode is specified, the Home mode is assumed.
Tips and Tricks
- If you have some ceiling fans associated with one or more motion sensors and some that are not,
- install separate instances of Ceiling Fan Guru for each grouping of motion sensor.
- Likewise, if some ceiling fans operate under different modes, such as living room versus bedroom ceiling fans, install separate instances of Ceiling Fan Guru for each grouping of operating mode.
- If you manually switch off a fan, it will stay off until the next natural off/on cycle occurs.