In our new place I want to install some ceiling fans because we a big height difference, a lot of heat is cumulating in the top, and with the use of ceiling fans I want to bring down the warm air so we can save on heating (costs).
I would love to set this up in homey so that when I have a certain temperature difference in the top and on the bottom of the room, the ceiling fan kicks in. I have difficulty to find a solution that works with homey
- we want to install a straight forward fan like https://www.ithodaalderop.nl/producten/ventilatie-enkele-ruimte/plafond/pvd125-wit-120-cm or one from Vent Axia
I was thinking of using a fibaro dimmer 2 to regulate the fan speed, but I find a lot of conflicting info about this. I contacted the manufacturer and they told me it was impossible, but I recon they only advise their standard (rf or hardwired) solution. I am not electrically savy enough to understand what the difference is between a dimmer like the fibaro2 and the rf set the manufacturer uses , https://www.ithodaalderop.nl/sites/default/files/documents/montagevoorschrift20rf20pvd.pdf
I have looked at the solution RobbShop offers ( can’t post more then 2 links ) but it seems to me that it differs because the module is used to controll a 0-10 V controller, and not a fan running on 230V
I also found some Zwave fan controllers in the US, but they all run on US wave and on 110V
the other solution would be use the standard RF controller from Itho / or a generic one from aliexpress ( no links allowed)
and try to find some way to have homey communicate with this directly, but I haven’t found an app for this yet.
any thoughts / help would be greatly appreciated !