I’m new in home assistance and look for help with some simple automation.
As the weather is becoming worse in the Netherlands we need to dry our clothes in house. To get things dry in reasonable time my plan is to use a blower what I switch on and off with a fibaro plug. This plug I switch with fibaro homecenter 2 and on and off manual is working ok.
Now the issue.
I like to use a timer to switch on with a helper “input_boolean.wasrekje_droger”. When I switch on it will switch the output “switch.garage_wasrekje_171” for a specified timer. I tried to do by
name: wasrek droogtimer
In the config file and then with automation start the timer.
alias: start wasrek drogertimer
- platform: state
- service: timer.start
Then I have 2 problems:
• The times will not start when I switch on the helper.
• And to change the timer I need to update the config file.
My wish is to have a timer I can adjust in the frontpanel (e.g. between 0,5 and 3 hours)and when I then switch on the helper input_boolean.wasrekje_droger it will run until timer end or until I switch of the helper.
I like to ask if someone can help me with this automation