IFTTT - hot weather


#1

Hi, I’m new to Rachio and the community. I’m trying to setup a IFTTT trigger for hot weather. I believe I’ve setup the IFTTT link and I created a schedule to activate. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem to trigger when the weather was hot. I tried lowering the trigger temp but still no go.

My question is, what time do I set the hot weather schedule? I don’t want it to run unless it’s triggered by IFTTT so should it be disabled? Otherwise, it will run regardless of the temp?


#2

The hot weather schedule should be disabled. When the IFTTT triggers it will cause a “manual” run of the schedule.

But I have given up on IFTTT for this use. (I was trying to get an extra watering for some hanging pots if the weather got hot.) What I really need is an IFTTT that will predict hot weather and enable/disable a schedule set to run at a particular time. Haven’t found a way to do that. In the mean time I just set the start/stop dates for the schedule to run in the hot months. Some waste of water when the day is below normal, but since it is a pot drip, not much.

So as a product suggestion I have requested that the Iro be able to condition a schedule on predicted temperature. Run if the temperature is (predicted to be) greater than 90 degrees…


#3

@sbillard I’m pretty much in the same boat. I would like to have my supplemental schedule run late afternoon, but the temperature based IFTTT trigger always seems to run it in the morning, at which time I just watered with my base schedule.


#4

Is there anyway to connect a resistance temp probe perhaps through the flow meter circuit and get a more accurate temp reading to trigger the hot weather schedule?