WE HAVE TO REDUCE our wintertime home heating oil burn and I'm looking at ways of controlling the heating plant. Right now, we flick on different zones in the house and that reduces some of the heat loss by keeping the heated rooms to a minimum. But I'd like to be able to start the boiler while headed back to the house after a weekend away, I'd like to know it's actually shut down when we're at work and I'd like to shut things off at night without walking downstairs to power everything down. That's why I'm reading the technical specifications of a Power Executive. It's actually a GSM receiver with smart circuitry inside. I could connect all the zones of the house to it and maybe an IR module to detect movement. The Power Executive records things, responds to GSM inputs (text and voice calls) and doesn't appear to be complex. I'll blog about the little control panel if we decide to get one.
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