I recently re-organized my automations to reduce the overall amount and bind them stronger with scripts.
While there are benefits such activating the “Night Mode” Script - which switches off all lights, switches and heating - it also has a major downside of being triggered even when not in use.
Before, I switched automations off at night and left them off until sunset for example. Now, as I don’t use dedicated automations for each function, but instead use options and conditions, automations get triggered multiple times during the day just to be stopped by the condition.
Another example: before I had 3 automations for heating when someone left the house or it was night time. Now one automations checks the options and conditions and triggers the scripts accordingly.
What is a best practice in your opinion?
a) Multiple automations which are off when not in use and will be switched on by another automation
b) Automations which follow strict rules and get triggered multiple times a day just to stop at a condition
Really appreciate your input as I like the cleanliness of my new automations, but I’m not sure if it isn’t unnecessary workload for my Pi 4b.