I’ve searched the forum and can’t find anything on point, so I’m sorry if this has been discussed before.
Can someone summarize how ST automations and the Nest thermostat native schedules interact and prioritize?
For example, if I tell the Nest thermostat schedule to change to 74 everyday at 7a, and 70 everyday at 9p…then I have a ST automation that changes to 80 when all phones are gone…Will the Nest thermostat change the temp to 70 at the next 9p even if we’re gone (and I don’t have the Nest presence feature activated)?
Separately, the reason I have set it up this way is because it appears that the ST automation I set up to change the temperature at a designated time if all phones are home doesn’t work unless everyone leaves and come back…correct?
Basically, I wanted to use ST to control the Nest thermostat, and not use any of the built in features of the Nest. But I’m struggling to get it to react the way I wanted. So I’m trying to figure out how they interact with each other, in order to get my desired results.
PS, I would categorize myself as an above average novice at all this. So please be kind and don’t use too many acronyms