I have my ST hub set up to all of my lights, sonos, and other devices, but the one thing I can’t seem to find is a good solution for is my Window AC units.
I tried the ZXT-120 - it did not work at all. So to simplify things, I purchased 3 Z-Wave appliance modules for my 3 Window AC units and installed the Virtual Thermostat app for each one. The app works, but every temp sensor I have tried so far is inaccurate. I tried the ST motion and it was completely inaccurate. The open/closed isn’t too bad, but it still has a 3 to 5 degree offset. I checked reviews online and they are pretty mixed across the board. I really wish they just had a “dummy” thermostat for Window AC units.
Here’s my question / idea - Even though I don’t have a central AC system, is there a way for me to install an ECOBEE (ecobee3) w/ the remote sensors just to use as a “super smart sensor”? The remote sesnors would provide and average temp in my apartment and the app would pick that temp up vs using a z-wave sensor. Also, it would be nice to view the “current” room temp on the wall / ecobee unit. Has anyone out there tried this?
Also, taking it to the next level, as a bonus it would be nice to be able to set my “target” temp on the wall thermostat. For example, if I want the AC to kick in at 75 - set my ecobee to “cool / 75” and have the smartapp pick that up in ST hub.