First off, I’m new to Home Assistant, but I think there is a bug that affects certain devices when used with automations.
I set up an automation using the visual editor. The goal was to get a Smart Cocoon vent register booster fan to turn on when the Ecobee sensor in that room gets above 75. The automation will trigger, but the fan never comes on. I did a test to make sure the automation was setup properly by removing the fan and replacing it with a random smart light. I then ran the automation to trigger it and the light came on as I expected it too. I then removed the light in the automation and replaced it with a smart Ceiling fan. I ran the automation, but the ceiling fan would not come on either.
So it appears that the automation is setup properly. However, for some strange reason, when triggered, the automation can turn on lights, but it will not turn on any fans for some reason.
Maybe I’m missing something, but any help would be appreciated.
The current temperature in the room is above 75 now so it should trigger and turn on the fan when I run the automation, but it won’t. When I swap out the fan for a smart light, the light will turn on when I run the automation. That’s why I was a thinking a bug. Keep in mind that I’m using the visual editor since I’m quite new to YAML.
I’m really liking HA. I’m coming from Smartthings. I have a lot of stuff setup in HA and everything works great. I’m just hung up trying to turn on fans with automations. I can turn everything else on in automations. Just can’t get any fans to turn on in automations for some reason.
I thought that too, but the automation triggers when I run it. The current temp is over 75. If I set up a light, it’ll turn right on when I run it, but if I set up a fan in the same automation, it won’t. Weird…