My partner and I have a constant debate about the triggering of heating
I have a strong preference to heat the house only when I am going to be at home (nb this is very different to when I am at home as the heating process is not instantaneous). My partner thinks that smart homes are a beta solution to a real problem and the only reliable solution is to assume that Ill be home each evening and turn the heating on from 1700 until bedtime meaning that the house is warm upon arrival at 1800’ish (naturally different rooms have different requirements)
My gripe is that, this means that absent manual intervention the system will heat the house if we are away for a wekk/weekend etc or detained at work etc and these events happen two or three times a week
In the absence of a push check box request each time I leave the house (Do you want the heating on tonight Y/N), the best surrogate that I can think of is to assume that if I have been at the house in the morning, I’ll be returning that evening (not perfect but better than nothing)
Unfortunately, I cant find a way to trigger such an IF.
-The time parameters all look forward - how many minutes of stillness/activity since …
-The mode and security parameters are binary (on/off) and dont seem capable of being linked to time
Grateful for advice from anyone who has struggled successfully with the same issue