From Issue #150October 2006
I am interested in knowing more on the system you have installed and on the operations and management of it. We have existing the pipe work in our house to place an in floor heating system but we have not installed a system to this point. I am myself an automation expert and have plans for doing the control system on my own. I am however needing some help with the equipment selection, heating is not something I have much experience with and would like to know what you are using for circulation valves and what temperature of water you are circulating. I am assuming that the valve you have does both circulation and when the temperature is low is will dump to tank to pull heated water back from the system. I am also wondering about circulation methods, do you base circulation on you water temperature or room temperature. I have lots of questions so as long as you are willing to answer I would very much enjoy.
did you ever install multiple temperature sensors in a room to understand the difference between perceived temperature and actual room temperature? thanks for the write-up (i'm an aspiring (considering grad school) architect, designing my own house with a bit of programming knowledge as well).
In my list of experiments to do related to this are temperature sensors at different locations within the room.
Radiant floors put the heat at your feet. Perceived temperatures are strongly effected by the actual temperature of ones feet. Rooms also have a temperature profile that changes vertically. If we want both thermal comfort and energy efficiency then we need to start designing systems that create the greatest perception of comfort - without taking a blunderbus approach to HVAC.
Thanks for sharing
I tried to use the apt-get installation indicated in the article, but it returned "E: Couldn't find package misterhouse". Any ideas as to what I am doing incorrectly?
You can download the debian package here...