[RELEASE] 5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat Scheduler (Weekday, Weekend) with Remote Temperature Sensor for each Schedule

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(Brian Warner) #141

I really appreciate you considering it all the same, as well as any extra work it took to make sure it was right. Looking forward to using this!


(cory) #142

So I've installed this and configured it to control my Stelpro KI... I see it in the smarthings automation/smartapps, and have it configured, but it's not changing the temperature. I can see inside of https://graph-na02-useast1.api.smartthings.com/installedSmartApp that the job is scheduled to run a 4:30pm (my next change), so it seems to be running somehwere, but not updating the temp.

Is the version at the top of this topic correct, or do I need to actually get one from rboyapps.com? or is something not configured correctly?


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #143

Sounds like you're facing and issue with The recent hub firmware update
which has caused communication issues with some thermostats. First make
sure that the hub is able to communicate with the thermostat. Open your
thermostat page try to turn your fan on and off. If that isn't working then
you'll need to fix that first. The best way would be exclude the thermostat
and then pair it again.
If it's scheduled then the app is working the issue is the hub and
thermostat aren't communicating likely. This was also documented on another
forum page.


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(cory) #144

I don't have a fan. I can use the ST app to manually change the temperature, and the routine I have does lower the temp when I activate it. just seems to be something wrong with the scheduler. I've only had the hub for about 3 weeks, but I'll try and exclude/pari the thermostat, to see if that makes a difference.


(cory) #145

SO playing around with it a bit more, I still can't get it to change temperature. I looked at the logging, and it seems to be trying to set the cool setpoint which the stelpro doesn't support (it's heat only). How do I force it to only set heat setpoints?

log:
Living Room Thermostat does not support cool setpoint

then at the mode change time:
Set Living Room Thermostat Cool 57°


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #146

So couple of things to consider
1. Subscribing to our apps does give you the latest apps and any feature requests would be incorporate in the premium apps.
2. While the app was designed to work with heating and cooling thermostats it should work with a heating or cooling only thermostat if it returns the right values. What does Live Logging show the "thermostat mode" when it tries to change the temperature? If it's showing Auto or Cool then it's an issue within your thermostat device handler.
3. You can comment out the lines with the setCoolingSetpoint to not set the cooling point at all and just the keep the setHeatingPoint though I suspect as mentioned above if your device handler is returning the correct value (heating) for the thermostat mode it will work fine.
4. For mode based thermostat changes see our app for mode based thermostat changes. A basic free version is posted on the forum but the advanced ones are available on the RBoy sever.


(Uriel A Colon) #147

Hello,
First off thanks to the programming team for this ..
I have a very stupid question.. (so dont bash me on it)

Will this change the thermostat mode from cool to heat and heat to cool when the temp set point are reached?
Or do i need to use CoRe to set the thermostat to the necessary heat or cool stage ?

thanks


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #148

No it doesn't change the thermostat mode, it only changes the temperature settings and fan settings on the thermostat. The only time it changes the mode is in response to the "external" temperature sensor/thresholds option if configured, otherwise no.


(Uriel A Colon) #149

Much Thanks for the Quick Reply RBoy.

I have been curently using the smart app with the external temperature sensor (Aeon Labs Multi-sensor 6).
I will try to force a temperature change to the thermostat to see why its not working for me.

lastly is this smart app Device handler independent?
I am also using your device handler with it/ ( My thermostats are the Honeywell YTH8320ZW1007/U.)

Regards


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #150

No it's on DH dependent. Works with any thermostat DH as long as it supports setting temperature.

However do note that due to a recent hub firmware issue some thermostats are losing their connection with the hub. The answer is to exclude the thermostat and pair it again. See the thread on the custom z wave thermostat page for details. If you're facing the issue please report it to ST support.


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #151

5-2 Day Thermostat with Remote Sensor - Version 03.03.01

  • Added support for temporary hold mode (i.e. SmartApp wont' change temperature if manually changed by user until the next scheduled or mode change)

After updating the code, open the SmartApp and click Next and then Done for the changes to take effect


(ilker Aktuna) #153

how do we use this new feature ?


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #154

Just change the temp on the thermostat or remotely and the app will "detect" it and it will won't update the temp until the next schedule.


(ilker Aktuna) #155

thanks. that's great


(Uriel A Colon) #156

Will this work for a permanent hold situation?


(Uriel A Colon) #157

Where can we place a request for feature for this app?

I'm using the multiple external remote feature and would like to see the average of the remote sensors some where.

Thanks


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #158

With the way SmartApps work in ST since they don't have a real time
interface there is no way to report that. It calculates the average of all
the selected sensors and then decides what to do thereafter.

This is the right place to request features.


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #159

5-2 Day Thermostat with Remote Sensor - Version 03.04.00

  • Added option to use heating and cooling appliances (like portable heaters and a/c's or coolers) instead of a HVAC. Now you can use Thermostats OR External appliances to control your temperature.

(William Porter) #160

Forgive my ignorance as I'm a new ST user and just subscribed for some RBoy apps and device handlers. I have two Centralite Pearls (one upstairs, one downstairs) is there a better device handler to use rather than the stock one, is there a better smartapp to use than this one (because I know you have like 5 different ones) and because I have two separate systems, do I/can I run two different instances of this smartapp so I can have two different schedules? I've played around with this one a bit and I'm afraid that say, setting the leave settings and using the upstairs thermostat to trigger temperature control will result in both air conditioners triggering - or will that not be the case?

Thanks!


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #161

Yes absolutely you can install many instances of the SmartApp for different thermostats. Just goto the MarketPlace and click on My Apps and click on the 5-2 Day Thermostat to install a new instance of it.

The SmartApp provides you with the flexibility to control multiple or single thermostats, if you want different schedules for different thermostats just install the SmartApp again from the Marketplace for each different schedule you want.