I have an ecobee4 in my downstairs heat/cooling zone.
I am considering a Nest for the upstairs zone, which is cooling only.
The concept I’m thinking about goes something like this:
- turn the Nest up when we get out of bed, to say 80. So it will only begin cooling the upstairs zone during the day if it reaches 80.
- turn the Nest down, perhaps to 77, when arriving home. This makes it palatable to be upstairs.
- turn the Nest down when we go to bed, to perhaps 73. Nice sleeping temperature.
(Let it learn our patterns, weekdays and weekends.)
On the Ecobee, set up a Comfort Setting called “Upstairs AC on”.
That setting will not turn on the heat unless the downstairs temperature falls below, say, 65.
Then… via webcore, set up a piston such that
Nest is in Cooling mode
Set the Ecobee comfort setting to “Upstairs AC On”.
This will ensure that the downstairs heat and upstairs AC are never on simultaneously**.
So my question for NST Manager experts: does the NST DTH expose that status to WebCore so that such decisions can be made based on that status?
** of course, have a piston that returns ecobee to its scheduled comfort setting when the Nest is no longer in Cooling mode.