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[RELEASE] New version of my zoned Heating/Cooling Solutions

Today, I sent a new minor version of ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule and ScheduleTstatZones with subpages and new icons in the Schedule Setup Page to all my current contributors.

This way, there are less input parameters in the page and it’s more user friendly!

Here are some screenshots:

The smartapps are available for download at my store:


Regards.

With the latest 6.6.2 the vents are being cycle even without the system running. If I’m reading it correctly, it’s every minute that the vents switch from 10% to 25%.

Hi, could you send me an email at services@maisonsecomatiq.com
with the complete description of your issue and the name of the smartapp you’re using?

You should also send me screenshots of your configuration in Running Schedule Config page, so
that I can check your configuration.

The latest code has not changed anything related to the vents cycle processing.

P.S. Could it be another external app this is controlling your vents? Look at the list of installed smartapps under the ‘hamburger’ menu.

Regards.

Is no one worried about how this damages a typical HVAC system? Does the code have protection built in to disallow too many closed vents?

The major concerns are two-fold. One, the back-pressure causes ducting to tear, and Two, the lack of airflow across the main components can cause them to freeze over. Basically unintended side-effects.

You’d need protection built in to ensure longevity, or to own a system that had protection built in, that’s already safe to use micromanaged vent solutions like these. Some can vary the fan speeds, etc, which make this a non-problem.

@stevenascott,

Please refer to the ST community wiki and look for the “safeguards” features.

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=EcobeeSetZoneWithSchedule#Supported_Features

Regards.

Hi,

Today, I added the “send notifications to Ask Alexa” features.

Here is the list of changes:

  • Added “Ask Alexa” Notifications in the Notifications Page. By setting to true, you’ll be able
    to read and play messages from the smartapp by interacting with Amazon echo/Ask Alexia.

Some safeguards notifications will be sent to Alexa when applicable (ex. ratio of open vents/total vents is too low) and when your thermostat is set to away or present based on motion.

  • Please note that you need version 2.1.3a of Ask Alexia to make it work. Please refer to this thread below for more details.

The smartapps are available for download at my store:

Regards.

P.S. The new version has been sent to all my contributors.

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HI,

Today, I made changes to the UI to use the same icons throughout the setup and config pages.

For more details:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=EcobeeSetZoneWithSchedule#Look_.26_Feel
http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=ScheduleTstatZones#Look_.26_Feel
http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=ScheduleRoomTempControl#Look_.26_Feel

You can download the new code at

http://www.ecomatiqhomes.com/store

P.S. The new code was sent to all my contributors.

Regards.

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I’ve been using Yves’ heating/cooling solutions apps for almost 10 months now with my 4 Keen smart vents. My 2nd floor bedrooms were always much too hot in the summer & cold in the winter due to a poor design by the HVAC “professionals”. Now with the Keen Smart Vents and Yves’ app, my first and 2nd floors are balanced to within 2 degrees. I don’t let the vents close to less than 20% and with only 4 smart vents it doesn’t put too much back pressure on the system. This setup saved me $7500 which was the quote I got to convert my HVAC system to 2 ducted zones.

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Hi,

I’ve been using Yves Ecobee en keen vents apps for a few month and the do a really good job. And every time i had questions I contacted Yves and he promptly respond them,

M

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This app is great! It has been helping cool and heat my home evenly! It has saved us money as well by having the option to not heat or cool unoccupied rooms. Would highly suggest to anyone with smarthing , keen vents and a smart thermostat.

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I use Yves smartapps a lot. They work really well and are constantly being updated. Highy recommended

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Love these Apps. Use it to help cool a 2 story house using a single zoned system.

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Here is a referral link to get the Keen Home Vents for $25 less:

Regards.

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Here are some explanations about electro mechanical zoning vs. smart vents

Been using @yvesracine smartapps to zone my home with keen smartvents for a few months now! doing good!

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Highly recommend. Been using Yves’ apps since day one. My house is evenly cooled and heated. THX for all the updates.

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Love this app and integration! I have several Keen vents and an Ecobee 3 and this has been great to even out the heating and cooling in our split level!

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Great app, helps in equalizing the temperature in the house

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Hi,

Today,I released a new version of ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule, ScheduleTstatZones, and ScheduleRoomTempControl with better logging & notification control.

The new versions are available for download at my store:

For more details about the capabilities of the smartapps, please refer to the top of the thread
and to the ST community wiki:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=ScheduleTstatZones
http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=ScheduleRoomTempControl
http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=EcobeeSetZoneWithSchedule

Regards.

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HI, have not update yet.
But I am seeing these errors:
Logs
Clear
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎23‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Laundry Room Water Leak Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎23‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Master Tub Water Leak Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎23‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Guest Bathroom Water Leak Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Den Motion Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Dinning Motion Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Living Motion Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Laundry Room Water Leak Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Master Tub Water Leak Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Guest Bathroom Water Leak Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Den Motion Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Dinning Motion Sensor
653261b8-c931-4225-aea2-5effead7ec85 ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎22‎ ‎PM: error getSensorTempForAverage>not able to do a refresh() on Living Motion Sensor