Scheduling the Thermostat

Thermostats can be configured to have different temperature settings depending on occupancy states (Occupied or Unoccupied). These two states are effectively presets for temperature/HVAC behavior based on whether the sensor's motion sensor detects a person in range of the Thermostat. While users generally rely on the motion sensor to determine the settings for temperature, it is possible to trigger these presets manually or by schedule.

Consider System Actions with Scheduled Time Rules

Scheduled Time Rules trigger based on a configured schedule. As such, the Rule isn’t automatically Disarmed/Rearmed.

You will need to either manually Disarm/Rearm the Rule each time it is triggered, or you need to add a System Action to Disarm/Rearm the Rule after each time it is activated. Follow the steps below to create the Rule.

Creating the Scheduled Rule

  • Create a new Rule.
  • In the Choose the Rule Type dropdown menu, Select Scheduled Time.
  • In the Schedule for field, enter the time at which you wish the Rule to trigger.
  • Click the Save button.
  • In the Set Up Tasks step, select Control Thermostat.
  • Select the "+ " sign right by the Thermostat's name
  • A section will expand, you can choose the Mode you'd like to trigger (Occupied or Unoccupied) and for how long it should be On.
  • Click Save.
  • Add the System Action by selecting the Create System Action button.
    • Select Full Reset for the Select Type of Action dropdown.
    • Set the Target Rule to {Target Self} to reset the current Rule.
    • Set the Delay to 2 Minute Delay (to ensure the logic is executed in a time-considerate manner, a delay should be applied to the System Action).
    • Click the Add button.
  • Click the Done button to continue.
  • Click the I’m done adding tasks button
  • Add a name to the Rule.
  • Click the Save button.

The Scheduled Time Rule will be created and trigger the Thermostat as configured, then reset itself and rerun every 24 hours.

Apply a Weekly, Monthly, or Custom Date Schedule

In some cases, you may want to engage the Thermostat at specific times on specific days of the week or dates of the year. You can apply an additional level of scheduling using the Schedule tab of the Rule configuration. This can be accessed after the Rule is created. You can go into the Rule, select the Schedule tab (calendar icon), and edit the schedule accordingly.

Weekly Schedule:

Weekly Schedule

Date schedule:

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