I would like to integrate Smartthings into my garage for a gym. Long story short my wife and I relocated to Northern Illinois and now have a detached garage(only about 8’ from the house and 15-18’ from the hub) instead of a nice warm attached garage in warmer climates.
Anyway, I’ve contemplated something like the below to heat the garage:
Optimus Heater. In short this is a 750/1500W 115 heater on a plug in cord with pull chain for power. I’m going to heat a 1-1/2 car garage so MAY need to double up on these but once I get one sorted can double the components for another.
What I’m hoping to do is integrate this to turn on and to a predetermined temp(say 65F for example) in the AM BEFORE we go work out…so think turn on at 4:30 AM to work out at 5:00 AM(or whatever delay I need to make it work).
I’ve seen something like the below but didn’t know if there was a cheaper/cleaner solution I could fairly easily get to integrate with Smartthings? I know I could just plug in to a smartthings compatible outlet and leave on the heater then configure turn on time but I would lose temperature control which MAY come into play(?) sometime.
Thank you in advance and I apologize I’m typing this on my phone and so proofing is difficult. Let me know what doesn’t make sense or how I can clarify my plan if it didn’t all come out.