Was hoping to get some feedback on my planned automated “central” a/c solution and maybe give some others some ideas. My current house setup is: hot water baseboard heat, so no ducting available. I do have a whole house exhaust fan and a Nest thermostat.
The plan is to install this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IYQY7EC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. 15,000 BTU A/C with auto resume after power loss feature.
Turn it off and on with this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007UZH7B8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . Zwave switch
And add this to the whole house exhaust fan: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ER6MH22/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Z-wave Relay
I’d have the Nest talk to the switch and the relay to turn them on at the same time, based on temperature. The fan should blow the hot air up and out, and get all the cold air circulating. I’m not a programmer by any stretch, more an enthusiast. I’ll have to learn to write SmartApps, or use the rule builders.
Any feedback or input would be greatly appreciated!