I own a beach rental property and want to control the HVAC with the door/window sensors. I want the AC to go to OFF whenever any door or window is open for more than 3 or 5 minutes. Then I want the AC to go to ON when the door or window is closed again…when all sensors are closed.
It seemed pretty simple and I set up an automation to turn the AC ON when ALL sensors were closed. Then, if ANY sensor opened, delay 3 minutes and turn the AC OFF. I thought the first step would override the second step when the door was closed again. It worked sometimes but sometimes would not and the AC would turn OFF but not ON again. I need a very consistent automation so that renters don’t complain that the AC is not working.