ESP32 Tasmota OpenTherm Thermostat BLE
In the previous article we have created a simple opentherm enabled thermostat which uses an internal temperature sensor and controls boiler temperature to reach more comfort without indoor overheating and thus reducing gas bill. However you might want to control heating in a room, than does not contain wall unit or wall temperature sensor. For instance you're upgrading heating system in existing house and no new wires can be installed. So let's use one of the Xiaomi's fancy BLE-enabled temperature sensor to help improve your heating automation.
If you have no tasmota based thermostat - please refer to the article on how to prepare one.
After initial setup is done please log into your thermostat and navigate to Console menu and execute a command setoption115 1 (paste 'setoption115 1' into the box and hit enter). This will enable a BLE driver and bluetooth sensors scan engine.
After all preparations done you can see nearby Bluetooth Low Energy sensors readings on the main page of your thermostat.
Like in the previous article we will use a simple linear curve to drive boiler temperature based on difference between room temp and room target temp.
Rule1 ON Tele-LYWSD03fd8e0d#Temperature DO Var1 %value% ENDON ON DS18B20#Temperature DO Var2=(22.0-%Var1%)*13.0+35.0 ENDON ON Var2#State >= 35.0 DO Var3=%Var2% ENDON ON Var2#State >= 75.0 DO Var3=75 ENDON ON Var2#State < 35.0 DO Var3=35.0 ENDON ON Var3#State DO ot_tboiler %Var3% ENDON
Please note a name of the sensor 'Tele-LYWSD03fd8e0d#Temperature', you will need to replace MAC address with your value (last 6 characters) right after 'LYWSD03' and before pound (#) character.
Put all things together
- Use 2-pins screw terminal to connect ESP8266 Thermostat Shield to the boiler.
- Connect micro-USB power supply
Automation rules in action
You can observe a rules in action navigating to Console menu from module's main page