Hi, I have been reluctant to IoT, the fragmentation and the proprietary cloudish security and privacy nightmare. In fact I really tried not to buy fridges with wireless
As there is no escape, I have to make the best of it, so Home Assistant seems to be the answer. Have a lot of plans, but thought to start with a new Daikin Comfora Bluevolution FTXP25M-RXP25M Inverter 9000 BTU AC. I also bought as per the HA docs a compatible Wifi Daikin BRP069B45. I mean - I didn’t bought a better AC unit, as I wanted this stuff
Set up the network for the AC, routing done by OPNsense with a decent Xeon-D, Unifi 6 Lite AP, Cisco&Microtik switches, VLANS fine, configured the Daikin controller, all bells and whistles; installed HA as a community plugin in TrueNAS, configured roughly, added the Daikin integration. The networks talk to each other so I am quite sure it is not an issue.
Quite important I guess: everything else works except the automation as a whole so I can see the temperatures from its sensors, start/stop manually, set/change things in the AC, etc no problem. Even parts of the automation as it respects everything else, when the AC is on that is! Just can’t figure how to start the damn thing, when it is off.
I am trying to achieve a very simple thing right now: start the silly AC when a certain temperature is reached. After 3 days I am at the end of line. I deleted everything so pls don’t ask for configs, just tell me pls how to start an AC with an HA automation, and I will take it from there, as reading doesn’t help.
I really want to love this, but so far nothing works completely: can’t add Kodi via ssl, nothing for the LG smart TV and fridge, the stupid Daikin not starting, why is such a big deal to deliver a web page on an internal IP via SSL… I can’t re purpose or buy another Pi or N2 until something really works, in a somehow useful manner.
Thank you, at least for reading this bitter stuff, if nothing else!