Dog House Window Unit

I am going to have a ze wave switch by the back door so when we leave for over 6 hours and leave the dog out I can turn on the switch which powers the z wave outlet that window unit is plugged into.
The part I cant figure out is I need to control the temperature in 10-15 degree differential. Its Houston heat in a dog house. So Come on at 90 of at 75. Other wise unit will just come on off on off if use conventional thermostat.
Or once switch is on and powers unit with the outlet it runs for 10 minutes off for 20 on for 10 off for 20.

Any one have any Ideas and how to make this happen I am stuck other than using just a timer.

I lived in Houston for a year – – great city, but the summers can be brutal.

I’d be concerned about using SmartThings for environmental control that might put your dog’s health at risk if it fails. It just doesn’t really have the reliability. They discuss this in the official terms of use:

Data accuracy and consistency from SmartThings sensors, including those provided by SmartThings directly, resold by SmartThings, or supported by SmartThings, is not guaranteed. Therefore, you should not rely on that data for any use that impacts health, safety, security, property or financial interests.
For example, because temperature readings may vary significantly from reading to reading on an individual device, between devices, or over time, those readings should not be used to control heating and cooling in environments where food spoilage, health risks, or damage to physical goods could occur.
In all cases, SmartThings does its best to interpret and maintain the state of these devices (including by querying for current data), but this is not intended as a replacement for direct, physical verification in situations where the true state of a device may have an impact on health, safety, security, property or financial interests.

Most people can take steps if an HVAC system is not working as expected, but a dog in a dog house may not have a lot of choices. :dog:


Finally solved and completed… CT100, 2, 24v 12 amp switching relays, a 24 volt transformer.
Leaving heater and A/C on by there thermostat the CT100 controls right outlet for heat 350watt and left outlet the A/C.

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