I’ve been looking around for a way to control my air conditioning units, using an infrared device, connected to home assistant.
I found a few options, but the one issue I couldn’t figure out is how to get the status of the ac unit, if someone uses it’s remote control to turn it on, or off.
The issue is this:
I turn on the ac, through home assistant, so the toggle switch shows that it’s on. If someone uses the ac remote to turn it off, the new state of the ac, is not correctly represented in home assistant. It still displays it as on. So when I turn it off through home assistant, I’m actually turn it on again.
How do I solve this issue? Ideally with a device priced under $20. (I have 8 ac units)