Physical button pusher for heating

I’m having a hairbrained thought on how to automate my heating on the cheap!

So I’m thinking of rigging up a physical button pusher on my heating controller, so that when the house temp drops below a certain point, HA activates the button pusher which presses the heatings +1hr button.

I was thinking that I’d have to build something (which would probably be too expensive and wouldn’t work!), But then I stumbled over this:

Anyone have any experience / thoughts on this?

1 Like

Just in case anyone sees this post - for completion:

I did get a switchbot to perform this task, but the integration was not that great and it failed regularly.

In the end I just plumped for a hive heating controller. Works flawlessly.