I set my thermostat to be Away at a certain time of day. I happened to set this to begin about 15 minutes before I’m actually going from my house.
I kept noticing the heat coming on after the schedule was supposed to have turned it down. I have correlated this to me passing in front of the thermostat and it detecting movement. Basically, it sees something and has decided someone is home so it sets the “state” to Home… Thereby turning the heat back up.
My question is, is my theory correct? Is it seeing a body and being “smart” and turning itself back to the Home setting?
I was trying to use the thermostat as any basic scheduled thermostat and didn’t want it to vary beyond the schedule (unless I override it). I don’t want it thinking.
It feels like I will just have to not use the “Away” block in my scheduling and change it to Home and then override the temperatures for that block of time.
Has anyone else seen this? Is it documented somewhere that if I would’ve read the instructions, it would say that?
Edit: also, I have set the thermostat to Max Savings because I thought that put it into a more strict mode where it would just do what I told it to do and not be Smart.