I have a bunch of rooms in my house with devices that perform similar functions, such as air-conditioning.
Sorry for the late reply. I wanted to follow up and see if I could be of any help. I found an article that has some details. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
Thanks Jake. The article referenced is a simple guide to renaming devices. Renaming devices isn't the issue I am having. My concern is effectively having to 'duplicate' data. Google Home knows what room each device is in, but when the device name is displayed, no reference to the room is displayed, therefore the user doesn't know which "device' they are accessing.
For instance, I have "aircon" in two rooms. Kitchen and Living room. When I access "aircon" I get two references to the device. "Aircon" and "Aircon". Which one is which? Ideally, the app should display the room as well, otherwise the only solution to this is to redundantly name each device with the room name, which is superfluous.
@Jake, thanks for the help.
@Edwar64896, you can test each device in each room which one works. From there you can decide to delete the room where the duplicate name is synced to and leave the other room as the default. You can also create another home structure and transfer the devices that you're using there and delete the old home structure. Click this guide for more information and troubleshooting and tell me how it goes.
Thanks for the help and suggestion Dan. To be honest, this doesn't really cover the use case. I don't want to delete any of the devices and no one device is more 'default' than the other.
The example in my case is a split-system aircon in the kitchen and another one in the lounge. They are both called "aircon". However when Google home references them they are both referred to and displayed as "aircon". There needs to be a qualifier displayed to clearly indicate