Space heaters and home automation help
October 12, 2013 9:02 AM Subscribe
I have just put in a SmartThings home automation system, which is supercool. Unfortunately, our living room is also supercool - the heat there doesn't work well. I want to be able to turn on a space heater remotely and I need to figure out how to do it...
posted by blahblahblah to home & garden (11 answers total)
I want to turn the heater on automatically at 4am when it is below 60 degrees in that room. It is easy to program, the issue is the heater. Basically, it is very easy to find wall sockets/power cables that I can turn on or off remotely, but all of the space heaters I have seen that are meant for indoor use require an additional step after turning on the power - like pushing an "on" button. I want to trigger a heater directly from Smartthings. This means either:
1) A safe indoor heater that only has an on-off switch so that I can just cut and restore power to it
2) Some sort of home automation (z-wave, ZigBee, WiFi, whatever standard) friendly heater.
Any ideas of what might work for this?