I am hoping to control my fireplace with z-wave and a remote. It has a low-voltage connection, originally just a toggle switch on the wall. I swapped it out for a knob-style timer years ago. Now, with all of the technology and options out there, I would like to take it a step further.
I currently have a 2gig Go!Control panel, although I do not know if that matters for this project. I have a few switches and thermostats programmed to it. I am thinking my best option is to get a dry contact switch (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00913ATFI) and a minimote (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU7ERAW/). This way I believe I can setup scenes; one for on/off, then say one for 15 minutes, one for 30 minutes, etc. It also still leaves me the ability to turn the fireplace on at the wall switch/button. My questions would be:
- Will this work?
- Is there an easier way to make this work?
- Will everything work through the 2gig panel and the remote, or does it need to be one or the other?
- Anything else I am missing or should know?