I have an Advantage Air MyAir 5 aircon zoning system which controls my ducted AC system. This system is Australian, not sure of its availability outside of Australia. Despite the potentially few Home Assistant users that have this system I’m working on integrating it, I’ve made good progress, but am uncertain how to proceed with integration in the climate component.
The MyAir system (zoning system controller) has the following features which don’t appear to map well to the existing climate component.
- Individual temp set points and state (on/off) per zone/room.
- Global System on(hot/cool)/of.
- Master/“MyZone” configurable zone, this is the primary zone and the system appears to prioritise this zone to reach temp first. It is designed set to the zone you are in.
My initial thought was to represent each zone as individual climate thermostats, but that doesn’t neatly fit the whole system controls of on/off and myzone.
Not sure if this is on the development pipeline but a construct of a room/location for a home assistant component would great so that room based views could be presented in the UI. For larger installations it would be great to include the location as an attribute rather than encoding it into the name of a component (e.g. “Family Room Chromecast”)
Any thoughts on how to proceed for extending the climate component for zoning systems?