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Can u setup a heated floor thermostat to be automated to google home?

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looks like they have a wifi version but it wont currently work with Google Home. if anyone has setup floor heat with the google assistant let me know!!
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It could be possible with a some fiddling and workarounds if you are getting the wifi one.

Looks like Schluter can be controlled with Home Assistant . Not sure what models it has access to, but if there is an app, they could all work the same.

It wouldn't be easy if you're not into that sort of thing, but technically, it might be possible.
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Is it different enough from baseboard 120/240 VAC heating that it requires a special thermostat?
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dreaderus wrote: should i be pissed if this one was not used and it was important to me?
I think that's a question that only you can answer. Like asking whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

My perspective is that the google home link is great for things that need immediacy. Turn on the lights. Play netflix. Turning on the floor 20 minutes ahead of time so its warm when you get into the bathroom is likely best left up to the programming in the thermostat. But that's just my opinion, your situation may be completely different.

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Scote64 wrote: Is it different enough from baseboard 120/240 VAC heating that it requires a special thermostat?
They're similar yet different. The infloor heating thermostats use a sensor installed in the floor to determine the floor temp. They can be overridden to use air temp, or a combo of air temp and sensor temp. Realistically you could use an infloor heat thermostat to control a baseboard but it would far be more expensive than a thermostat made for a baseboard with the same functionality.

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Thanks guys for the feedback. I had envisoned geting into shower and saying "hey google turn on the heated floors" first world problems eh? :)
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dreaderus wrote: should i be pissed if this one was not used and it was important to me?
You can be as pissed off as you want, but if you didn't do your proper research before purchasing it, it's not going to make any difference. We (in here) have not way of knowing what you were told in advance, or what you were lead to believe you were purchasing.

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CNeufeld wrote: You can be as pissed off as you want, but if you didn't do your proper research before purchasing it, it's not going to make any difference. We (in here) have not way of knowing what you were told in advance, or what you were lead to believe you were purchasing.

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I am sorry my post made you mad. Thanks for weighing in though :) I got some good advice (not yours) so it did make a lot of difference!
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dreaderus wrote: Thanks guys for the feedback. I had envisoned geting into shower and saying "hey google turn on the heated floors" first world problems eh? :)
IMO I don't see a point of having heated floors function like that.

These thermostats have a ton of scheduling options. So you can easily set them to be on during the morning and then at night, which would be the main times you're around. I think there are 6? programable times/temps for each day, so you've got lots of options.

My bathroom floors run during the morning and night, and are hotter when we will likely be using the bathroom.

These thermostats also let you program your energy cost and tell you how much energy they use. With my "dumb" programming in my master bath (which is like 100sqft of heated floor space), its usually under $10 of energy costs for the year.
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SubjectivelyObjective wrote: IMO I don't see a point of having heated floors function like that.

These thermostats have a ton of scheduling options. So you can easily set them to be on during the morning and then at night, which would be the main times you're around. I think there are 6? programable times/temps for each day, so you've got lots of options.

My bathroom floors run during the morning and night, and are hotter when we will likely be using the bathroom.

These thermostats also let you program your energy cost and tell you how much energy they use. With my "dumb" programming in my master bath (which is like 100sqft of heated floor space), its usually under $10 of energy costs for the year.
Cool will check it out

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