Just started here, and I want to make an app to control some roof heat cables. I live at 10000ft, and it gets pretty cold, and snowy. My house has heating elements on the roof to assist with drainage. There is alot of it, and it’s mighty expensive, so I want to control it smartly.
It only needs to be on when it’s warm enough to melt, and only during the primary melt hours, say 10am-2pm, and only during snow months, say November thru April. So i want to make an app that will check the calendar, the local weather for temp, and if it’s over 25degF, and it’s between 10-2, to turn on my smart outlet, which in turn operates several contractors that run the heating cables.
So I’d like to figure out how to get the temp from the internet, and the local time, and turn on and off the smart outlet appropriately.
Any pointers on where to start/