I have a small heater in my children’s room that goes through a smart outlet. I also have an Aqara thermometer in the room. I want to use the two in tandem to keep the room in a certain temperature range. For example, if the temperature drops below 19 ° C, turn on the heater. If the temperature rises above 21 ° C, switch off the heater. I configured two automations that do the above, but with very mixed results. Do you have any questions about how it works: 1. Is the confirmation based on the temperature sensor that “triggers” the automation? For example, if I turn off the automation and then turn it on again when the temperature is already below 19c, the automation would not work, right? 2. Is automation based on the sensor that tells HomeKit the temperature or does HomeKit periodically probe the temperature? 3. I tested this using the “when someone is home” option enabled and again, mixed results. Is there any way to see if HomeKit thinks someone is home at some point? I thought it was very wrong with these automations that work. For example, the heater was just on. I was looking at the original temperature sensor and it was at 20c. Then I checked later and it read 22c, but the heater was still on! Automation is active and is set to run at any time, and someone who is at home is turned off. I’m not sure what else could stop it from running, other than the fact that it just doesn’t work very well. In general, it seems to me that the Home application is not great with things like this due to the inability to see logs or receive notifications. Any recommendations for a better application that allows you to set up more complex automations and also has the option to send notifications when running an automation? Thanks (Refueling because it didn’t seem to work the first time)
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