i’m the developer of vaillant component. I have some doubts about how to map the vaillant mode to HA HVAC modes and I would like your help
So let me try to explain the vaillant modes i’m struggling with.
From heating point of view, you can configure 2 temperatures (setback and setpoint) also named
DAY temperature and
From cooling point of view, you can only configure one (setpoint) temperature.
Then there are different modes:
AUTOmode, very common, based on a schedule, the installation switch from setpoint to setback temperature. (For cooling, it switches from setpoint to no cooling).
DAYmode. The setpoint temperature will be applied as long as the mode is active.
NIGHTmode. The setback temperature will be applied as long as the mode is active.
QUICK_VETO: this is actually an override of all the modes. You can override the target temperature for a certain amount of time and after that time the system will go back to what was set previously. (As far as I know, this is only for heating).
So now I’m wondering how to map
QUICK_VETO. As far as I understand, theses 3 modes could be mapped to
HVAC_MODE_HEAT (only focusing on heating here, but same question for cooling), according to the doc
The device is set to heat to a target temperature.. But what if it actually doesn’t heat ?
Actually, the annoying thing to me are the color in the UI. If I set
DAY mode and if the current temperature is higher then the setpoint, it won’t heat, but the color will still be orange in the UI, giving the impression something is heating.