I only have one HVAC system, but there are times when I’d like to control the system to the temperature in a different room (e.g. 2nd floor bedroom gets colder than the rest of the house). A stand alone temperature sensor that could override the main thermostat until setpoint was met at the remote sensor location would be awesome. Possibly with scheduling, like at night control to the bedroom sensor, during the day, the main thermostat.
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However, Wyze is working on a remote Sensor:
you can go here and scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page: Wyze Smart Home Thermostat - Programmable, Digital & Wireless
After receiving the sensors and hooking them up, I find I cannot remove the Main T-Stat from the Included list.
I would like to be able to treat the Main T-Stat as a sensor and Exclude it from the list and only use one or multiple remote sensors as the T-Stat. Ecobee allows for this and the Wyze T-Stat is almost there with this. I like the Wyze T-Stat better than the Ecobee and plan on sticking with it. But this feature would put it over the top.
I too would like to see the ability to utilize the Remote Sensor(s) as the Primary Sensor or within a Primary Sensor Group and exclude the Thermostat under certain conditions.
But, I would like to see this integrated within the Thermostat’s already programmable Home\Away\Sleep schedule. For example, my personal preference is:
Away: Auto Comfort \ Motion Sensing OFF - Prioritize Saving - T-stat ONLY
Home: Auto Comfort \ Motion Sensing ON - Balanced - Average of Sensors w\ motion + T-stat
Sleep: Auto Comfort \ Motion Sensing OFF - Prioritize Comfort - Only Bedroom Sensors in group Averaged.
Regardless of the possible variations in these personal preferences, the user should be able to select their own preferences for the three variables: 1) Auto Comfort on\off, 2) Priority, and 3) Sensors included for each of the Thermostat’s States: Home\Away\Sleep.
My Wyze Thermostat is down a hall somewhat far away from the main parts of the house that are occupied. Using the Wyze Thermostat to set temp for the rest of the house doesn’t make sense for me. I need one room, the Family Room which is on the opposite side of the house to be the One and only thing controlling the temperature in the house.
This seems like such a basic function of the room sensors that was completely overlooked. I’m going to have to reinstall my Nest with its sensors again just because that at least has a schedule for the sensors.
Welcome to the community @powersp68232
You can set the remote sensors on the Home or Sleep schedules. You need to turn on the Auto Comfort toggle to make those available
I’ve tried this and the temperature is averaging all sensors and t-stat even though I disabled the schedule the sensors should be active on.
I just removed my Honeywell thermostat with remote sensor to install the Wyze one. Honeywell remote sensor has a selection to read temperature at the sensor or thermostat. That’s what I need the Wyze one to do as well. I don’t need it to average.
The closest I got this to work is to set the sensor to comfort mode, and then do a temperature reading adjust set in the advance menu to make the thermostat read closer to what the sensor is reading.
Please please add this sensor priority functionality.
Control HVAC solely based on room sensor
Many people are asking for the new Room Sensors to be able to be the sole temperature data point for controlling the HVAC. Currently, it’s temperature reading is only used averaged against the Thermostat’s temperature reading, with “Savings” and “Comfort” weighting.
This would be useful, say if the thermostat is in a basement or closet, an otherwise unused living space, or a room where the HVAC doesn’t have an effect, and you don’t want the temperature reading there to affect the system.
It could be implemented via toggles, which include the thermostat, to select whether they should be considered or not.
If you want to get fancy, maybe even have the sensors be able to control different systems? So an a/c on the 2nd floor and a furnace on the 1st floor are connected to one thermostat. But the a/c only turns on if the room sensor on the 2nd floor says it’s too hot, and the furnace only turns on if the 1st floor sensor and thermostat say it’s too cold.
Treat the thermostat itself as a room sensor and give end users the ability to set thermostat to use specific location to determine ambient temperature
My enhancement request is to enable users to schedule the thermostat to use specific room sensors to determine when HVAC should be running.
- the thermostat itself is treated as a sensor and can be removed from the calculation for determining actual temperature (for when the thermostat is in an unused area or is heavily affected by another HVAC unit like when it is upstairs in a foyer and the downstairs heat will rise causing other rooms upstairs to remain colder or the upstairs AC air sinks causing the AC to run more than is needed)
-allows the user to set a schedule and what sensors are used to determine what the HVAC does (this allows the user better control over what room they target without requiring active motion in that room. For example, a child’s room may have a sleeping baby in that will not present any motion to a room sensor but that is still the highest priority room)
An additional request, that the settings for the sensors be redesigned and re-worded to be more clear as to what it actually does. Instead of “auto comfort” and “comfort control”, it could be, for example, “motion-sensing control” and “thermostat control”.
It’s been updated already! Thanks Wyze!
That’s what I love about wyze products, they might not be perfect, but the team does their best to make them that way.