Routines and Thermal Convection

Is there any easy way to set up routines with dual-zone thermostats to account for thermal convection? Basically I want the downstairs AC always set to 2 degrees colder than the upstairs. Right now, with both of them set at the same temperature, the upstairs unit is having to work much harder.

You have two thermostats? Sounds like you want two routines.

I have an I’m Home routine that should run when someone is in the house. I don’t want to have to push a second button for the same routine. I come from using a Vera UI5, where this functionality is trivial to set up.

Its not ideal, but is there a way to link a 2nd routine to a first one to run automatically.

You could use a virtual switch to trigger the 2nd routine.

How would I do that? I’m new to the system.

To make virtual switches, I created a service manager to help. Check this out for more information:

Once you have a virtual switch, you can use the “Switch Activates Home Phrase” in the marketplace under Lights and Switches. ‘Home Phrase’ is the old term for routine.

Thanks. This process is a bit awkward, but I guess it gets the job done.