After all the trouble with customs getting my unit here (eased by the wonderful support at Hestia), I have had my Hestia installed and running for a few months now.
Initially the screen turning black until a reboot was annoying, but it wasn’t long before you had a fix up. Everything was great.
I live in Texas. I already need my air conditioning. I noticed something odd a few weeks back for a day, but couldn’t put my finger on it. Cold front hit, back to heater, problem forgotten. Today I sat down and payed attention as the temperatures in my room climbed and I kicked on the A/C. Again, something not quote right:
The A/C kicks on really hard. I don’t know if it’s the type of relay, or the voltage supplied to it, or maybe just my imagination telling me it’s harder, because it’s kicking on so often. Which leads to problem 2
The temperature is cooling until it reads the temperature below the set MAX temperature, and then kicking back off. So it only cools for one degree, and then it only heats up one degree before it comes back on again. I tried swapping the min max values, but the max moves with the min. I assume that is just a logic issue, where it’s cooling to the max value as if it were a heater, and just needs to cool to the min value. Which leads to problem 3.
I can’t ssh into my hestia after a while. I don’t believe it to be my router so I am asking more than telling. It does not show up on FING. I can, however, ping it and access the openhab interface and still use the unit. IS this something other users are experiencing?
Other than that, the unit is great. It’s a little slow, and I would love to run it from my synology openhab instance to utilize it’s processor, ram, and storage space (using your pi as more of a sensor itself). I may do this with using mqtt.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!