Category Archives: Monitoring

Information from monitoring devices

Thanksgiving!

We roasted a turkey for Thanksgiving and I had the Effergy monitor on the oven electrical line and found that it uses up to 4KW during use. My sister visited and set a beautiful table with my mother’s fancy china … Continue reading

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Foobot Air Quality Monitor

This Foobot air quality monitor is a very cool device. I purchased it from a seller on ebay for about half of retail. It is an easily set up device using a smart phone app. It comes in an orange … Continue reading

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Ventilation Controls

The standard controller that is included with the Recoupaerator is a manual variable speed on/off wall dial control. The wiring on the back of the panel consists of six wires and it comes with a very short cable attached. I … Continue reading

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Efergy Electrical Usage Monitoring

I have been interested in monitoring our electrical use, especially since it has gone up significantly since we keep the spa warm all winter. I started with a monitor for just the spa circuit. The Efergy kit has two clamps … Continue reading

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Monitoring Home Temperatures and Boiler Use with Ecobee3

In addition to the NEST thermostat in the living area, I recently added an Ecobee3 with one sensor in the rear bedrooms. This area is a separate zone and for LEED we are required to have a thermostat in every … Continue reading

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Nest Thermostat Info

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 … Continue reading

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