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Post Thermostat
Hello, I have always had slow response changing temps with my thermostat, but recently I have had some very costly issues with it.
Either total random low temps with cooling, or like today: I was using my iPhone and the temp was set at 76 I wanted it lower by two degrees so I hit the down arrow and waited for the delayed response, but instead of 74 it went straight to 10 degrees.
This happened once when I was out of town and really messed up my AC.

Where do I start software or hardware ( unfortunately the HVAC module is expensive. Hopefully the new all in one is better)

Thanks.


Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:02 am
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Post Re: Thermostat
I had some issues as well, but recent updated thermostat adapters seem to have fixed them.

Nonetheless, I had the setpoints jump to crazy levels like 220, or really low like you suggested. Fortunately I was in town, so no REAL damage. (Other than my wife waking me up because the house was freezing, and setting back the acceptance of Insteon a few months...).

I set up a couple of triggers for when the setpoints pass bounds of reasonability. Outside of where I'd ever set them, and wide enough that they should never interfere with normal operation, but still narrow enough to prevent damage. If setpoints ever move above 85 or below 65, then an action setting them back to 75 or something triggers (and triggers again after a 1 minute delay, just to make sure the message gets sent). Also, send me an alert so I would know it happened. The triggers definitely saved me a few times, but then I got the revised thermostat adapers. Zero troubles since.

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Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:42 am
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Swancoat wrote:I had some issues as well, but recent updated thermostat adapters seem to have fixed them.

Nonetheless, I had the setpoints jump to crazy levels like 220, or really low like you suggested. Fortunately I was in town, so no REAL damage. (Other than my wife waking me up because the house was freezing, and setting back the acceptance of Insteon a few months...).

I set up a couple of triggers for when the setpoints pass bounds of reasonability. Outside of where I'd ever set them, and wide enough that they should never interfere with normal operation, but still narrow enough to prevent damage. If setpoints ever move above 85 or below 65, then an action setting them back to 75 or something triggers (and triggers again after a 1 minute delay, just to make sure the message gets sent). Also, send me an alert so I would know it happened. The triggers definitely saved me a few times, but then I got the revised thermostat adapers. Zero troubles since.


Take a look at The Thermostat Enhancement Plugin, at http://www.schollnick.net/wordpress/hom ... at-add-on/

It already will warn you via email if your house temperature exceeds or is below the configured temperatures.... I believe it would be an easy addition to add an override, that will not allow the temperature to be set beyond a certain value....

But, here's a question....

Currently the Thermostat Add-on, asks for:

Maximum Temperature
Minimum Temperature

(I'll need to change that to add Warning Emails as a header)

But would you like a checkbox for:

Only allow Temperatures within the Warning Temperatures

Do you think that would be usable to you?

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Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:19 am
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I'll have to look at that plugin.
Just wondering, did the new thermostats respond faster?


Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:40 pm
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thedon wrote:Hello, I have always had slow response changing temps with my thermostat, but recently I have had some very costly issues with it.
Either total random low temps with cooling, or like today: I was using my iPhone and the temp was set at 76 I wanted it lower by two degrees so I hit the down arrow and waited for the delayed response, but instead of 74 it went straight to 10 degrees.
This happened once when I was out of town and really messed up my AC.

Where do I start software or hardware ( unfortunately the HVAC module is expensive. Hopefully the new all in one is better)


Just an FYI. The Thermostat Enhancement Plugin (new in v1.05) has the out of bounds checking that your scripting with the triggers....

I'll be releasing it later today...

http://www.schollnick.net/wordpress/hom ... at-add-on/

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