[OpenTRV-interest] Explaining OpenTRV

Stuart Poulton stuart at poulton.org.uk
Thu Mar 23 19:20:04 GMT 2017

>> Just one observation, with the person stood in the room saying "Just right" where the room has the thermostat why does the boiler keep firing ?
> It's a simulation of a house with heat losses. It's quite detailed - look carefully and you'll see the rooms cool down (subtly change colour towards blue), the boiler fires followed by the rads turning red as they get hot, the rooms warm up again, then the boiler shuts off and the rads cool off, then the cycle repeats.
> The detail varies depending on the controls selected, but the basic cycle is the same - the boiler fires up when heat is needed and shuts down when things are warmed up.

Ok. Perhaps the room colour variations are too subtle.

For the TRV house, and the Radbot house, shouldn’t the room with the thermostat not have a TRV / Radbot.

For the Radbot + Boiler control there should be some energy wasted albeit a smaller amount than the other examples.

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