Generic Thermostat

This platform has been deprecated in favor of a “climate” platform and will be removed in the future. Please use the climate platform.

Heat Control is a thermostat implemented in Home Assistant. It uses a sensor and a switch connected to a heater under the hood. If the measured temperature is cooler then the target temperature, the heater will be turned on and turned off when required temperature is reached.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  platform: heat_control
  name: Study
  heater: switch.study_heater
  target_sensor: sensor.study_temperature
  min_temp: 15
  max_temp: 21
  target_temp: 15
  # At least one of these must be specified:
     days: 2
     hours: 1
     minutes: 10
     seconds: 5
     milliseconds: 20

Configuration variables:

  • name (Required): Name of thermostat
  • heater (Required: entity_id for heater switch, must be a toggle device.
  • target_sensor (Required): entity_id for a temperature sensor, target_sensor.state must be temperature.
  • min_temp (Optional): Set minimum set point available (default: 7)
  • max_temp (Optional): Set maximum set point available (default: 35)
  • target_temp (Required): Set intital target temperature. Failure to set this variable will result in target temperature being set to null on startup.
  • ac_mode (Optional): Set the switch specified in the heater option to be treated as a cooling device instead of a heating device.
  • min_cycle_duration (Optional): Set a minimum amount of time that the switch specified in the heater option must be in it’s current state prior to being switched either off or on.