A scalable low-cost solution to provide personalized home heating advice to households

Alex Rogers, Reuben Wilcock, Siddhartha Ghosh, Nicholas R. Jennings
2012 Proceedings of the Fourth ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings - BuildSys '12  
In this demonstration, we present a scalable low-cost solution to provide personalized home heating advice to households. Our solution uses a specially designed USB temperature logger, placed on top of the thermostat, to infer the operation of the heating system indirectly. Using additional external temperature data, available through the internet, it builds a simple thermal model of the home, which is then used to calculate the impact, in terms of percentage reduction in heating costs, of
more » ... ting costs, of various interventions (such as reducing the thermostat set-point temperature); providing specific actionable advice to the household.
doi:10.1145/2422531.2422575 dblp:conf/sensys/RogersWGJ12 fatcat:4gugjfsourfnja2w4zftfubcly