Smart AC offset to outside temperature
With the crazy heatwave happening these past few days I had some issues with my Smart AC schedule.
Normally I keep it set to cool the room to 24°Celsius as that gives me a good enough temperature during more normal days. But now with the heatwave reaching temps of 35° and higher setting the AC to 24° makes the room feel frigid. I actually prefer to only cool the room 2 degrees lower than the outside temperature. This is enough to make the room feel cold without using excessive amounts of energy.
So, the feature I would like to have is to not set the AC to an absolute temperature but to a relative one. Example: the outside temp is 32°C, my configured offset is -2. So the Smart AC sets the unit to 30°. (Taking into account the min/max temp of the AC.)
Smart AC can get the outside temperature either from an internet source or perhaps a new tado° outdoors thermometer device so that the system can work without an internet connection.
Of course, this relative function shouldn't replace the absolute one. During the winter I want to use my AC as a heater so then I do need the set an absolute value.
This would also combine really well with seasonal schedules so that you can set the AC to use relative temps in spring/summer and absolute values in fall/winter.