I recently wrote a program to use my CT100 to control a wall outlet which I plugged in a window A/C unit, so I have a poor man’s central A/C. My wife loves it. But the problem is, temperature changes are not always reported back, so the AC is either stuck on or off. If I manually refresh in the app, the temp updates and the AC switches modes if necessary. Also, if I hit the button on my thermostat to change the temp where the temp display changes to show the set temp, once the temp display changes BACK to the current temp (which I suppose is saving my change), the AC will also change modes if necessary, regardless of whether or not I ACTUALLY change the set temp. I blame the thermostat, but am not sure what to do about it.
Is there a way to set the thermostat to periodically report back? Or, can I set the program to force a refresh? I would prefer the former, since I have a few different programs (for now - I plan on merging all programs in to one, once I figure out what I want it to do). I know extra polling would be a battery drain (I don’t have the coveted C wire), but I’d rather replace the batteries more often than discover my AC has gotten it down to 68 when I wanted it to go to 77.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!