We have released a new built-in app: Thermostat Scheduler.
Thermostat Scheduler allows you to establish schedules to control the heating and cooling setpoints of a selected thermostat. It also allows manual control of the thermostat setpoints, EcoMode, and Hold.
EcoMode provides a selectable number of degrees by which to adjust the setpoints when the mode becomes Away, or changes from Away to some other mode. When the mode becomes Away, the heating setpoint is reduced by the selected offset, and the cooling setpoint is increased by the selected offset. Upon the mode changing from Away, the setpoints are returned to their prior settings.
There are two methods of establishing a schedule for the thermostat: days and times, or modes.
With days/times scheduling, there are four predefined day periods, Wake, Leave, Return, and Night -- much like a conventional programmable thermostat. The time for each period to begin may be set, including the possibility of setting it differently for each day of the week, or groups of days, e.g., Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri with one time and Sat,Sun with another time. Times may be specific times or sunrise/sunset based times. For each scheduling period, both heating and cooling setpoints may be defined.
With modes scheduling heating and cooling setpoints may be defined for each of your modes. A schedule for mode changes would be established in Mode Manager. Mode Manager also allows day-of-week specific scheduling,
It is not possible to mix the two types of schedules. Only one type may be in effect. Both types allow the option of EcoMode adjustments when Away.
Thermostat Scheduler is intended for use with thermostats that either do not have schedules, or have their schedules disabled. For a thermostat with its own schedules, there would potentially be a conflict between the thermostat schedules and those established in Thermostat Scheduler.
Notice in the screen shot below that only three modes had settings established. Other modes were simply omitted from the summary display. Similarly, time periods with no settings are also omitted from the summary display (see screenshot below).
Below is a screenshot of the days/times summary schedule. Notice that only two of the periods have been scheduled, and that there are separate schedules and temperatures for weekdays and weekend days.