Many larger homes, especially multi level homes, have a problem maintaining a constant temperature throughout the entire building. The thermostat may be set at 70 on the main floor but the basement is frigid during the winter and the upper level is near tropical during the summer. Our project aims to tackle this problem without having to replace the entire HVAC system.
We propose to place a localized Station in each room that monitors temperature and humidity while controlling entering airflow via the HVAC duct. Stations will open and close vents to control the incoming hot or cool air via a motorized system.
Each of these stations will communicate with a centralized Base which controls the heat and A/C settings. The Base has the ability to shut off the A/C or heat when all the rooms have met their preset conditions.
A future goal would be to monitor energy consumption and use weather forecast data to optimize our system. We seek to maintain a stable indoor environment while also reducing the carbon footprint.