Hey Everyone, during the cold of the last few days it has come to my attention that the temp of our three bedrooms can vary drastically because of closed doors and the location of the thermostat.
I got an acurite temp and humidity 433MHz sensor that I put in one of the rooms to check and found that, with the bedroom door closed, the temp of the room could be up to 8 degrees warmer than what the thermostat was reading in the hallway. When the door is open both read the same. So what I deduce is that the thermostat is kicking on the heat at the low end setpoint and running for a long time because there are no actual vents in the hall way to raise the temp. Meanwhile it becomes hot in the rooms with the doors closed.
What I would like to do is get two more of the temp sensors and set those up in the bedrooms and either somehow create an automation to control the HVAC unit itself or adjust the setpoint on the existing thermostat (I would rather do the later here because the Wife still like to adjust the temp on the unit on the wall as opposed to the app).
Some additional information:
It is a central air unit with a gas pack for heat.
The thermostat is a Honeywell T-6 Pro with wifi. I have it integrated to HA with HomeKit Controller.
I’m also working on some scheduling for setting temperatures based on presence detection which is going well so far and has been pretty fun.
I think I’m in over my head on this one but would like to figure out how to make it work so everyone doesn’t have to keep their doors open all night.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I haven’t been able to find this specific case in my googling and searching of the forums.