Escea


The Escea integration allows monitoring and control of local Escea fireplaces. These fireplaces are manufactured in New Zealand and sold throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Supported hardware

Support all current Escea fireplaces with the Smart Heat feature, including the DF, DL, DS, and DX series. Though these fireplaces are supported, they can only be integrated if they were connected via Ethernet when installed (i.e., these fireplaces do not support Wi-Fi).

Configuration

Adding Escea to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

Escea can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as “Discovered”, which you can select to set it up right away.

Manual configuration steps

Network settings

The Escea system uses UDP over the local network to find and communicate with Escea devices. For this to work properly, UDP port 3300 must be available for broadcasting and messaging fireplaces, and similarly, UDP port 3300 must be available to listen for responses. The integration currently listens on 0.0.0.0 and broadcasts to all broadcast IPv4 local addresses, which is not configurable.

Master controller

Fireplace on / off, fan settings, and desired temperature settings are supported. The current room temperature, as measured by the fireplace, is also supported.

Debugging

If you’re trying to track down issues with the component, set up logging for it:

# Example configuration.yaml with logging for Escea
logger:
  default: warning
  logs:
    homeassistant.components.escea: debug
    pescea: debug

This will help you to find network connection issues etc.