Hello. I am new to this and want to invest in a VeraPlus for my home automation. Further, I have been advised that adding XTension on top of the Vera may help scripting, but I would rather go without the pain of adding complexity to the VeraPlus.
I intend to test-drive my system on a test-case, then expand the system based on results of the test.
Test case: My home’s huge attic heated with three 1500W electric heaters each having a pilot wire for automation (pilot wires don’t change the fundamentals: they provide a relay for on-off, a local temperature indicator and permit other orders which can remain un-used). I would use QUBINO Z-Wave units to command the heaters.
Question: Can I find available for use on the Vera a program or bundle of scripts or plugin for optimizing heating (requiring parameters as appropriate) using all or part of the set of data described below.
Data:: inside and outside temperature, outside temperature forecasts, calendar, in-room and in-house presence and window-open.
My question may be poorly formulated, please don’t hesitate to reformulate. Thanks in advance for any suggestion.