Both my washing machine and dryer are in the basement. Both have a plug that measures the energy. Setting a variable for both based on power is easy, on and off. Although for the washing machines it is more difficult because it has moments of almost no power consumption during the program.
But now comes the hard part:
if the washing machine is finished, and the dryer isn’t on: I want a notification.
If the dryer is finished, and the washing machine isn’t on: I want a notification.
If the washing machine is finished but the dryer isn’t finished yet, I don’t want anything yet.
When the washing machine is finished and the dryer has too: I want a notification that they both are finished.
It doesn’t happen a lot, but I want the same the other way around: if the dryer is finished but the washing machine isn’t: nothing. When the washing machine has also finished: notification.
Yesterday I wasn’t home and I got 100 notification from homey about the washing machine xD Very annoying, but now I try to fix this: I can’t bend my mind around it. I get lost in numerous flows and variables. Even when I try to map all the situations on paper I get lost.