I have done some searches and ended up seeing some theoretical discussions, but no solutions thus far. Last one I found was in January of this year, so here’s hoping something has been developed since then…
I am trying to move from a manual hand-turn knob on an inefficient 2000 watt electric wall heater (aka wall fire hazard) to a smart temp/time controlled 400 watt efficient radiant panel.
I am dealing with a small room I only want heated during the day. I want to connect a radiant heat panel to a smart switch and–working in tandem with a motion or multi-purpose sensor–maintain the room at a given temperature, but only between 7am and 6pm. In the evenings when no one is in this room, I don’t want it trying to maintain that daytime temperature any more and can either a) just shut off/be inactive or b) maintain a lower temperature (to keep things from freezing and/or working so hard to rise to temperature the next morning).
I only found a couple topics discussing this and all of it was “I wish Virtual Thermostat could do this,” and some people saying they were working on coding this functionality, but no actual finished solutions. Any tips?