[OpenTRV-interest] Explaining OpenTRV

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Mar 22 11:24:12 GMT 2017

Hamish Findlay <hif2k1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you look at it on a smaller screen or shrink the browser window size it will switch to only showing one house to give you an idea of what that might look like. 

Ah, that's a lot better.

There's a niggle about the energy bars. Surely the green "energy heating occupied rooms" bar should be shorter (or at least different) as you go down the list no TRVs > TRVs > radbot > Radbot + boiler controller ?
Tricky one as it'll depend on which room the man is stood in. So if the man is stood in the "cold" room, the radbot options will actually use more energy heating the occupied room - but if he's stood in the "hot" room then they'll use less.

Also, the shading behind the text makes it look like the radbot+controller has a lot of wasted energy when in fact there's next to nothing there - perhaps not show the "Wasted energy" block at all when hovering over that one ?

Also, it might help to animate the thermostat or radbot to indicate that it's controlling the boiler.

Lastly, I'm wondering if the room descriptions should be different for each mode - with radbots, saying the lower left room "will never get warm enough ..." seems a bit odd.

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