This article acts as a walkthrough for the EnOcean demo HVAC Control dashboard. Included is an explanation of the scenario and how to use the provided demo sensors in the context of this dashboard.
This scenario is used to show a possible use case for MobiusFlow in the context of HVAC Control.
In the scenario, the temperature of the room is monitored and the heating is turned off or on accordingly based on a user-defined set point. The open/closed state of a window within the room is also monitored. This allows for the system to automatically keep the heating off if a window is left open allowing for energy saving. The dashboard is used to display the current room temperature, if the window is open or closed, and if the heating is on or off as well as allowing the user to select the temperature set point.
In a typical situation, an HVAC system would likely use dedicated sensors such as the ones explained in the table below.
EnOcean Temperature and Humidity Sensor
|These sensors can also read humidity however this is not used in this scenario|
EnOcean Magnetic Contact Sensor
On navigating to the HVAC Control dashboard the following pane is presented.
Ensure the magnetic contact on the multi-sensor is closed. The dashboard should reflect this by stating the window state is closed.
Turning the Heating On
To cause the heating to switch on, drag the temperature set point slider to a temperature above the current room temperature. The heating should turn on accordingly in an attempt to achieve the defined set point.
It can be seen in the screenshot above, the setpoint was increased to 23°C and as such was greater than the current room temperature of 19°C. As a result, the heating is now shown to be on.
Opening the Window
To open the window, open the magnetic contact on the multi-sensor. The dashboard should update accordingly showing the window has been opened.
Now the window is open, the screenshot above shows how the heating has been switched off.