Just started using SmartThings.
- v3 hub
- Ikea outlets
- Aqara temperature sensors (bspranger DTH)
- iOS (both old and new app)
I have the SmartThings Virtual Thermostat SmartApp set up and it is working fine once running. If I run it on a schedule however, it waits for the temperature to be updated by the sensor before taking any action. Because these sensors sleep most of the time, it can take some time for a temperature update to come in if there is no change in temperature. So the first time my schedule kicked in, it took one heater almost 45 minutes before it was switched on and I switched the other one on manually (separate sensors/heaters on the same schedule).
I have the two virtual thermostats set up to only run in Home mode, I am changing the mode using a virtual switch (ON is Home, OFF is Away) and I am changing the switch with an automation. This setup works fine.
Can I tell the SmartApp to check the currently known (latest) temperature, when the mode is changed or every 5 minutes, instead of waiting for an update to come in? Can I modify the DTH to periodically resubmit the latest temperature? Or should I look for a solution elsewhere?
Any pointers are very much appreciated.