Recommendations for Holiday Mode

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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:00 am
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Recommendations for Holiday Mode

@autolog

Tis the season.

What is the best way to put the TRVs effectively to sleep for a multi day period?

I can just put a conditional on the Turning on heating, i.e. If Holiday Day Mode=False turn on heating in normal run mode, so when true will just block any attempts to turn it on.

But it would be nice if I could set TRVs/Thermostats to 13 C that will stop the TRVs from opening and closing saving the batteries.

Half of the Spirit TRVs have three schedules throughout the day and the rest only one to keep the room a constant lower temp.

Any ideas on best way to do it?

Thanks

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Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:09 pm
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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

In the interim I have set up a schedule that fires every night at 00:01 to update TRV schedule to a single schedule that runs from 00:01 to 23:59 and sets SetPoint to 13.

As I recall I have to do that every day to override the normal operations set in the TRV plugin for each TRV.

I could set a schedule to set Holiday Mode to FALSE at 23:59 the day BEFORE we are due back.

That way heating and hot water will fire properly in the morning.

Is there anything else?

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Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:33 am
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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

Approach sounds good. :)

However, you should run the schedule update trigger at 00:10 (10 minutes past midnight) as the plugin restates all schedules to default at 00:05 (5 minutes after midnight). It does this to ensure that if anything has got out of sync, it resets it for the day ahead. :)

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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

Ok thx


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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

(I hope I’m not the only one across the pond who thought this was a Christmas decoration thread, albeit 6 months early)
;)

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:53 pm
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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

Oooops

Vacation mode........

I knew that, visiting my new grandson next week in NY....

Autolog is British so tailored to him :-)




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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

mundmc wrote:
(I hope I’m not the only one across the pond who thought this was a Christmas decoration thread, albeit 6 months early)
;)


Well in all fairness the count down to Xmas started today.. half way there.. time to put on the Brussel sprouts!

Computer says no.

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^ In re Brussel sprouts... the cultural confusion gets worse and worse.

Lol

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mundmc wrote:
^ In re Brussel sprouts... the cultural confusion gets worse and worse.

Lol


That may have been deliberate

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Re: Recommendations for Holiday Mode

Busta999 wrote:
In the interim I have set up a schedule that fires every night at 00:01 to update TRV schedule to a single schedule that runs from 00:01 to 23:59 and sets SetPoint to 13.

As I recall I have to do that every day to override the normal operations set in the TRV plugin for each TRV.

I could set a schedule to set Holiday Mode to FALSE at 23:59 the day BEFORE we are due back.

That way heating and hot water will fire properly in the morning.

Is there anything else?


This would apply to 'Summer Mode' too, i.e. just the same but use a SummerMode=True variable then set all the TRVs to a single TRV Schedule and set point to say 17C.

It would have the added benefit of reducing the loading on the TRV not having to do a Valve rotate on every Schedule - would extend battery life during Summer months.

Oh and for our cousins over the Pond, Summer here is when outdoor overnight temp settles above 15C (open to debate) when I was in the Navy and living in barracks, Summer started 1 April and Ended 31 October regardless of outside temperature - i.e. the heating was off even if there was frost or snow outside.

The NAAFI sold a lot of 13A plug in heaters every year :-)

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