Best practices for monitoring sensors within building assembly
Hello, now that I am getting better at utilizing control layers in my construction, what are best practices for where to place monitoring sensors in building assemblies? I have no aspirations of doing research to write scientific papers. I will leave the experts to that, but I do want to learn from my own buildings. I do not get much of a chance to unbuild them for information. How and where can I place sensors in the building so the assemblies may “Talk to me” to see if they are doing what I want them to do. This will allow me to get information specific to the locations I tend to build in. Can I teach the homeowner what to notify me of when a monitor reaches a critical threshold and before expensive damage occurs to their structure? Think moisture trapped in a roof assembly as an example. Is it cost effective to place sensors in a building assembly for the purpose of preventing damage or identification of design flaws that might be remedied before they become design catastrophic failures? Will you be considerate enough to make specific recommendations for homeowner grade monitoring equipment that may not be adequate for scientific research but will help me learn or may tip me off to possible problems? It you don’t feel comfortable promoting specific brands or pointing out the best bang for my buck for this application, can you at least recommend what degree of accuracy you feel is recommended so I don’t waste my money and time collecting unreliable data and forming false conclusions?
Thank you in advance.
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