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NodeLink v0.9.25-6 / ecobee missing vacation field


larryllix

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After upgrading to V0.9.25 it seemed all my comm errors disappeared for over 9 days! This appears you have found some comm quirks there. Much appreciated.

Doing some research I have discovered that NodeLink does not send a Vacation field, nor is it included in the controls (no field to operate) to enable/disable.
I have been writing HVAC ISY programs, based on whether I am away/home in the 'climate type' field. Turns out, that field does not even reflect the vacation mode and there appears to be no status to report Vacation mode, at all. :(

Is there any data in the stream to include a Vacation mode field for the ecobee stats? It sure would be nice to have.


Setting  from & to vacation dates from ISY may  not be possible,  and not be useful because every setup would be custom date/times with non-repeatable usage data. This should probably best  done on the stat or WebApp page with popout  calendars etc...

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Yea it's possible.  Won't be in the next release but should be able to add it after that.

Agreed that setting from ISY is useless (just program a hold).  There will have to be a bunch of code "smarts" in order to sort the events and determine whether it's current in vacation mode vs. a future date.

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3 minutes ago, io_guy said:

Yea it's possible.  Won't be in the next release but should be able to add it after that.

Agreed that setting from ISY is useless (just program a hold).  There will have to be a bunch of code "smarts" in order to sort the events and determine whether it's current in vacation mode vs. a future date.

I wasn't thinking anybody would need to know upcoming 'vacation' events but just whether is was in 'vacation'  mode or not.
I would use it to turn off my HRV and humidifier (floor model) while I am on vacation. I don't need fresh air or humidity while the stat is set back to vacation temperatures. These would just be a waste of energy.


However, when I get close to home and return my stat to "Schedule", I  want the HRV to start venting out stale air as well as humidifying the home when the temperature rises again.

It's pretty weird to have an 'away' and also a 'vacation' mode on a stat. They made it complicated. :)

Thanks!!

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