Wireless technologies have been derided in the past for being unreliable as well as cheap and nasty.
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Heating Control: Home AutomationWe all take the limitations of our heating systems for granted and put up with being too hot, too cold, and then paying for the privilege!
Upgrade to Intelligent Heating ControlSmart control systems can make a real difference to our living environment and the way we use it. They can control, monitor and optimise your heating systems and could have a real impact on energy conservation and your utilities bills. Energy savings potential from water heating, cooling, or hot water production, can be up to 10% (which represents up to 7% of the total energy consumption of the domestic residential plus commercial sectors) .
We are all more mobile of course, and life today may involve you in extensive travelling abroad on business or pleasure or perhaps in managing the living environment of a second home. The ability to contact a house remotely from hundreds of miles away and advise as to how you want it to be on arrival is easily achievable through automated systems - and may simply require a text message or access via a web page.
Improving Energy Efficient Heating SystemsHeat Pumps are being sold to the general public as an highly efficient way of getting vast amounts of heat energy out of the electrical power being put into them. Coefficients of Performance of 4 and even 6 are being routinely mentioned in sales literature. But once the heat pumps are installed, and you are left alone with this miracle, what sort of results are obtained? How do you know what is going on in the utility room? Will the electrical bills be less than the conventional heating bills? Is it all true?
Smart Home Systems: True Heating ManagementAffordable smart homes for lower carbon footprint Automating building performance and functionality, including the use of resources like electricity and water, make homes more desirable by lowering running costs, reducing their carbon footprint and offering convenience and comfort for enhanced lifestyles.
Our demanding lifestyles mean that being able to monitor and control heating, ventilation, lighting, security & entertainment in a home is a feature that home owners truly value and aspire to.
Intelligently modulating the heating system by monitoring weather forecasts and people occupancy (presence) together with controlling lights more effectively can significantly help reduce energy use. The monitoring, identification and display of energy use in a home also heightens the occupants' awareness and encourages behaviour change to reduce energy demands further.
Smart Heating Systems: User ControlA range of user controls are available on the interface that allow the home users to indicate their current preferances for heating, for example they call for heating or change set points. These changes persist until the next scheduled control for that function. Control can be from wall panels, a home computer or even a mobile phone.
Automated Smart Heating DecisionsThis function takes the control inputs from either the master schedule or home users and decides which heating functions will be operated.
For example, if at 05:00AM there is a call for central heating, the outside and inside temperatures along with home occupancy are taken into account before the boiler is called. If the boiler is called and at some point later the outside temperature rises above the set threshold the boiler will be cancelled.
If there are multiple heat sources available then the decision making can be more complex, for example in mild weather conditions there may be a preference to use electrically heated floors before using a central boiler