I am building a new house and need 19 thermostats (yes 19). I liked the Honeywell WiFi Thermostats the best, but the only way to access them with OpenHab is via their cloud API via a mios Vera plugin. That plugin is no longer supported and some users report having their accounts locked for hitting the API too hard. I still have my 4 test stats running, but don’t think its a long term solution. Tho I really will miss them, I like the display, outside temp, clock via network time, etc.
I then moved to Insteon thermostats. My first one worked out, but now that I have 7 of them I am running into problems with the Insteon binding locking up (No fault of @Bernd_Pfrommer, his stuff is working great) as well as the binding not supporting state feedback. One other annoying thing is that you can’t set the clock over Insteon so I will need to manually set 19 clocks…
Today I started looking at Z-Wave thermostats, I guess they would work, but I if I make them part of my network I would need to put them on my Vera because that is where my 8 Yale dedbolts are and it does not look like they will be supported in OpenHab any time soon.
I like the Ecobee3 (not as much as my Honeywells, but better the Insteon), but it looks like the binding also requires a cloud API rather then local and I want to try to keep my home automation inside my network if I can.
Any other ideas? I don’t need anything fancy, just need single stage heat / cool since the real system is controlled by my zone controllers.