I’m new to this home automation so please forgive any ignorance!
My home only has individual electric radiators, and their built in mechanical thermostats do not work. They only switch on and off at the wall socket (before you ask - not my own flat so can’t replace them!)
I’m going to fit the main radiator in the living room with a Fibaro relay so that I can turn it on and off remotely via a tablet/phone running ActionTiles.
This got me wondering if I could use a virtual thermostat to control the radiator coming on and off. I have a Smartthings Multi Sensor already that detects the temperature in the living room. I’m in the UK so I only need the thermostat to have a target heating temperature (in Celsius) - so for example, If sensor temp <22C - turn on radiator switch & if sensor temp >22C - turn off radiator.
I would like to have the target temperature adjustable via ActionTiles and a ‘master switch’ of sorts to turn the radiator on and off / override the virtual thermostat.
Is there anyone who can help with this? I know there are many recommendations not to use the internet to control heating but I am willing to give it a go at least. I have tried the Simulated thermostat but that seems to a) be in Fahrenheit and b) have a number of parameters I don’t need!