I’ve got a Flare fireplace with a Maxitrol controller that has this automation workflow:
What’s neat about this is I can do more than just turn it on and off, but that does present some complications.
I’m currently thinking that a 4 channel Sonoff pro controller will be my best best for handling the hardware side of things.
On the UX side, I’m thinking a basic on/off + “brightness” should handle all my needs.
What I need to figure out is:
- Which firmware I should run? (this will be my first sonoff)
- Should I handle the logic at the sonoff or within home assistant? (I’m not afraid to program)
- Is there an existing device type that would fit this or should I look into creating a new device type?