Changing thermostat temperature by + or - 1 degree

I am using a remotetec zwave to Ir device to control my Airconditioner. I would like to create a virtual device that would increase to temperature setting up by one degree. I’m assuming I would need a seperate VD to decrease the temperature by 1 degree.

Does anyone know how I could do this, rather than open the device and dial the desired temperature.

My thinking is that would be the only way that I could get this included in HomeKit and be able to increase or decrease the temperature using Siri.

I’m not sure if I understand you correctly. Increase/decrease?
Unfortunately, you also explain not much about the current situation and its possibilities. Therefore my approach may be completely wrong and not realizable.

You can use a virtual thermostat (App Virtual Devices) to change the temperature respectively a variable via a flow.
If…
The target temperature has changed
Then…
Logic: Set variable “Temperature” (or what ever) to target temperature

With a 2nd flow you can transmit the changed variable to your IR Z-Wave device.
If…
Logic: Variable “Temperature” has changed
Then…
Set IR to “Temperature” (here I don’t know what possibilities you have!?)

I also don’t know if it works with HomeKit, you have to try it.

Which IR device do you use?

I am using a Remotetec Z-wave to IR controller.

Works well using the Remotetec App installed on Homey if you open the device to change parameters. What I want to do is add a virtual device to increase or decrease the target temperature by one degree, so I can turn the temp up or down without having to open the App.

I have now created a virtual thermostat. Which kind of works.

How do I create a variable to set? When I select a Logic card, then select set variable there are no variables available to set.

Peter

fantross
July 8

I’m not sure if I understand you correctly. Increase/decrease?
Unfortunately, you also explain not much about the current situation and its possibilities. Therefore my approach may be completely wrong and not realizable.

You can use a virtual thermostat (App Virtual Devices) to change the temperature respectively a variable via a flow.
If…
The target temperature has changed
Then…
Logic: Set variable “Temperature” (or what ever) to target temperature

With a 2nd flow you can transmit the changed variable to your IR Z-Wave device.
If…
Logic: Variable “Temperature” has changed
Then…
Set IR to “Temperature” (here I don’t know what possibilities you have!?)

I also don’t know if it works with HomeKit, you have to try it.

Which IR device do you use?

You have to create a variable like this in the App:

  • go to More (3 Dots, in the right corner)
  • Logic
  • Touch the + in the upper right corner
  • use the type „Number“
  • create a „Name“
  • Value = 0

Now you use this created variable for the flow described above.
I hope that is understandable. Otherwise, please contact us again.

Thanks Dirk, I get it. I had never looked at more/Logic before.

Peter

fantross
July 9

Peter_Bittner:

How do I create a variable to set? When I select a Logic card, then select set variable there are no variables available to set.

You have to create a variable like this in the App:

  • go to More (3 Dots, in the right corner)
  • Logic
  • Touch the + in the upper right corner
  • use the type „Number“
  • create a „Name“
  • Value = 0

Now you use this created variable for the flow described above.
I hope that is understandable. Otherwise, please contact us again.

Glad to hear it.
So the flow works as it should?

With the logic functions in combination with the variables you can realize a lot, even calculations can be done.
The following link will give you a little tutorial:

Thanks a lot. The tutorial was very good. Any other tutorials you are aware of.

I haven’t redone the flows yet but I feel confidant that I now have the tools to do that. There is so much to learn with Homey. Not long ago I was ready to give up on it, but I am now starting to get it to be working as I wanted.

Sounds good. :+1:t3:
Homey is probably a hobby for most people, but it shouldn’t frustrate.

There is a section Tutorials, just have a look. Otherwise just ask.