Raise or lower relative temperature on multiple thermostats at once?

thermostat

#1

Does anyone have a way to raise or lower the set temperature on multiple thermostats at once?

**Clarification:**By “raise or lower” I mean changing the temperature incrementally relative to the current set point, not setting the temperature absolutely. In other words, if I’m cold, I want to to raise the set temperature by 2 degrees relative to the current settings, whatever that setting is.

**Scenario:**I have 8 Sinope baseboard thermostats in the house. Scheduling and home/away modes work great, and generally we’re comfortable. But sometimes, we’re at home and find it cold, so I want to manually override the scheduled setting and raise the temperature in a group of rooms (all the rooms on the main floor, for instance, if it’s nowhere near bedtime). Right now, I have to do it on 3 separate thermostats, individually. I’d like to be able to create a group or virtual thermostat, hit + on that device, and have it increase the temp on 3 thermostats.

I’ve been looking around for this since last winter, and haven’t been able to find an answer.

Thanks for any help


#2

Have you tried asking in the CORE Peer Assistance thread? Core is a very powerful community created rules engine for SmartThings. It calls each individual rule a “piston.” The folks in that thread should be able to tell you if it can be done with Core. :sunglasses:


#3

Thanks JD.
I wasn’t aware of CoRE, I’ll see if they/that can help


#4

Turns out CoRE has the functionality I was looking for built-in.
It doesn’t work with SmartThings’ “Simulated Thermostat”, but does work with a momentary button, which I found some code for in the other thread.

I created a momentary button, added it to a SmartTiles dashboard, and use that button trigger a piston that raises the temperature on a group of thermostats.

Thanks for the direction.