Temperature control with Modbus thermostats in the cold winter months
Temperature control with Modbus thermostats during the cold winter months represents a lot of effort and understanding of how to keep as much heat in the rooms as possible. Proper handling can bring you huge energy savings even from a cost point of view. Thermal insulation, better and new materials, technology, etc. are only a handful of things that new technology have improved significantly in the last couple of years. In winter, the question is how to retain internal heat, while in summer, how to protect the premises from the intrusion of heat.
Despite all that, the greatest heat loss is represented by glass on windows and doors. These losses cannot be avoided, but with the correct handling of technology, automation of heating or cooling processes, we can help to keep them to a minimum.
We will introduce you to the best and most effective ways to control the temperature, especially in the coldest months. From mid-September until April, we usually have the strongest heating season. During this time, our homes consume up to 70% of all energy that is consumed throughout the year.
1. Temperature control with Modbus thermostats
The most basic or standard temperature control in almost all of our homes is to control it with a smart Modbus thermostats. There are many different types of thermostats and many different uses cases. The thermostats can be simple or very complex. At Andivi, we have designed and developed for you two extremely good, reliable and at the same time very affordable Modbus thermostats TRB and TRC.
The TRB and TRC Modbus thermostats allow, depending on the model, the control of a two-pipe or four-pipe system. This means that it can be used to operate all underfloor heating systems, heat pumps, HVAC systems, etc.
The standard functionality of both is that they have the ability to control the fan speed – usually 3 levels (low, medium or fast) and that they can be turned completely on (on) or off (off). In cooperation with motion sensor or a energy-saving switch, the thermostats can automatically switch to the Eco mode which has to be determined by user needs.
Both thermostats are extremely easy to operate. The most importantly both of them support the Modbus protocol, which means that they can be connected to an already comprehensive ecosystem, or enable easier installation and connection in new constructions.
2. Temperature control with weather station and temperature sensors
Indoor temperature sensors ANDRTF3 can be installed in different rooms to allow control the local temperature. Such a solution is mostly suitable for larger facilities (office buildings, shop centers, etc.) where there are a large number of rooms, offices or open spaces. Based on the measured temperature from a particular sensor, it can automatically control and adjust the aforementioned Modbus thermostats, which adjusts the temperature to the most optimal. It can of course also control other systems directly (A/C units, HVAC systems, etc.). In the winter months, it is only around 24 degrees.
The weather stations ANDWST on the other hand can detect weather changes and if the room for example has opened windows or doors, the weather station in case of rain, snow or hail can automatically controls the closing of windows, domes, blinds, etc. The sun is the cheapest and most effective energy when we talk about heating. We can get it through our windows and doors for free. In the case of automatic regulation of blinds, blinds, etc. we can have a comprehensive automation system which would save us a lot of energy. The weather station can also measure wind speed, temperature, detect precipitation and light.
With such a solution, our home, office building, shopping center or sports facility will be able to distribute energy consumption so that it will be the most optimized for it. With the basic automation of the building we can ensure a high energy efficient as possible.
3. Advanced room temperature automation
Advanced temperature automation is crucial, especially in larger buildings. Heat pumps, HVAC systems, air conditioners, etc. they are all large consumers when used incorrectly, despite their good effectiveness. Complex automation systems are very common nowadays and often necessary and crucial to the maintain the low costs of building management. So, what can actually be automated and what do I need for it to make it work?
At Andivi, we have developed our own U-DDC controller and U-MIO input-output device for advanced automation systems. Controllers in connection with input-output devices allow to control a large number of variables. These include all sensors, weather stations, access controls, light control and saving, automatic blind control, etc.
An advanced building management system (BMS) can therefore serve to manage all elements of a building remotely. This allows maintenance workers and building managers to obtain or change the desired information at a given time. As an example, we can highlight the sudden drop in pressure in the heat pump. With the help of the ANDDT1 pressure sensor, we can detect the flow and take correct and quick action to solve the problem of heating or cooling. This can save us a lot of time to inspect the problem itself and to understand what is going on with our system.
Complex systems are rarely present in residential buildings, as they do not need full control. In residential buildings, therefore, for the purpose of temperature automation, we recommend the use of a U-DDC controller, indoor temperature ANDRTF3 sensors and TRB or TRC Modbus thermostats which can be monitored and controlled remotely if necessary. The automation of the system is tailored to each project individually and cannot be copied.
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