Summer is ahead and we’re looking for a ST compatible floor air conditioner. I did a search and couldn’t find anything easily. Samsung Floor Aircon is not available anywhere (except Korea!) :D.
1-We have Z-wave controlled switch (Coffee maker approach)
2-Harmony hub is ready to learn the commands if the remote is IR.
Any air conditioner that can be controlled by the Harmony hub can then be integrated with SmartThings that way
way. So pretty much any air conditioner that has an IR remote, and some that have a Bluetooth remote. Not the ones that have other frequency remotes like 334 or 433.
You can look up the air-conditioner models in the harmony database to see if they’re compatible:
Here just as an example
But there are many more.
There is also a Z wave to IR device specifically intended for air conditioner controls, which works as a thermostat to SmartThings:
I have a ZXT-120 from Remotec which I can’t seem to get working correctly with my ST Hub.
I have added the device from
@bdahlem but can only toggle through the modes. I can’t get it to read temp and I can’t seem to do anything in a smart app other than set the hot and cool temp. I want want to be able issue mode commands like “Turn On AC”, 'Turn on Heat", “Turn on Dry” and “Turn Off”
When I watch the logs I don’t see any output from the device. I would like to see that message the unit is sending.
This device has pretty good documentation on it’s zwave communication. So I am hoping to learn enough to fix the code for this device type.
Does anyone have this device working ?
Amazon.com: BroadLink RM4 Mini IR Universal Remote Control, Smart Home Automation Wi-Fi Infrared Blaster for TV Air Conditioner STB Audio, Works with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT : Tools & Home Improvement
So the remotec is a little more difficult to set up but gives you a somewhat more intuitive control of the a/c.
These are both controlling the same devices: air-conditioner units with an IR remote. So we should note that both have to be line of sight to the AC, you can’t put the harmony or the remotec in a different room or on a different floor.