@smartthings I would like to make a feature request on the smartthings platform, i do know there are ways around what i am about to ask but there are a lot of issues with these work arounds.
I have quite a few automations that need to be on or trigger only when it is the right season.
For example, i don’t want my AC turning on during the winter times and i don’t want my heating turning on or my hot water turning on during the summer months. Despite being able to do this with temperature sensors, a simple issue with the temperature sensor (e.g offline) can trigger the automations with the result of wasting energy and money for nothing. Also during the spring months it is not hot enough to have the AC on all night, but in the summer months, the AC is very overpowered by the really hot temperatures here, this means i need to have different automations based on the season, and turn off the automations that don’t apply at the time. As the whole point is for things to be done automatically, this defeats the purpose a bit.
This is just my case and does not apply solely to heating and cooling, but also to the light we get during each month, the temperature of our fridge and more.
What i would like to request is to have months added as triggers inside the smartthings API so that we could select the months that we want as an additional trigger when creating automations.
The rest of the community, what do you guys think?