It’s been cold outside. We woke up this morning to negative ten degrees. The Nest thermostat is only recording the temperatures and boiler use in the living room so it is an incomplete picture of our heat use. I need at least a second wi-fi thermostat in the rear of the house since even though it is set lower, it calls for heat more often because it does not get as much sun and is not as well insulated.
I just upgraded the Acurite sensor system to include new indoor and outdoor sensors. There is a sensor now in each part of the house and the garage as well as a new sensor at the spa and in the spa water. We already had one in the greenhouse too. These temperatures are a partial reading at the same time as the 13 degree temperature.
The Nest saves history for the past 10 days. The total number of hours of use is only for the living room though. This is the warmest room in the house due to passive solar heat.
The Nest can further break down the usage into times of day. The heat in the living area usually turns on about midnight and runs to early morning.
All day most days the boiler is completely off. It displays the pressure in the system but not the temperature of the water or the stage the boiler is operating in, water heater (4) or heat system (3).
I would like to get a wi-fi thermostat for the back of the house. We have a total of 6 zones and probably there should be a wi-fi on every one, but I am pretty certain three of the zones seldom turn the system on themselves but may run when others are running. I think six zones was overkill but that is how many the original home had and we just kept the same number.
I really enjoy the monitoring part of the household. The original owner had hard wired temperature sensors throughout the house and the slab. He had customized software to take all the readings. We still have the wiring and I’m wondering whether to pull it all now. I don’t know which wire goes to which sensor so it makes sense to abandon them but I hate to do it thinking it is a rich source of information if we just could figure it out.