Comment HNJ6 Re: Additional sensors for dynamic HVAC


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Additional sensors for dynamic HVAC (Score: 1)

by on 2015-08-17 15:10 (#HMQZ)

Its really sad how expensive a quality HVAC thermostat system is. I found one Honeywell system that would actually maybe kinda do something smart, but it would be in the thousands of dollars price point, and intended for commercial applications.

What is needed is:

A system of thermostats that all talk to each other and wirelessly control floor vents. So if the room where the thermostat is is not representative of the whole house, additional thermostats can be paired to give the system more data points to consider. With optional computer controlled vents, the system can further be optimized.

This was my hope for Nest. But years later, there has been no improvement. there is no algorithm that will solve a problem for which there is only incomplete input data.

Re: Additional sensors for dynamic HVAC (Score: 1)

by on 2015-08-17 17:52 (#HN7V)

Michael, from Phoronix, had an interesting rant today about his Nest system malfunctioning. Apparently he has 10 of the wifi-connected temperature/fire sensors and one of them started to misbehave, leading all of them to propagate the faulty alarm code and blaze their alarms.

I liked his sledgehammer approach to deal with the malfunctioning unit. :)

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