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HVAC Monitoring Hardware System

John Ranson | Posted in General Questions on

Does somebody make a consumer friendly system to monitor and log the status of a HVAC system? For instance, I have a 5-zone plus hot-water boiler. I would like to log when each zone is pumping, and when the boiler is running. It would be pretty easy to do this with a raspberry pi, but I’m wondering if there’s hardware that would do the job without coding.

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  1. Jon R | | #1
  2. Charlie Sullivan | | #2

    If you don't need temperature data, just whether or not things are running, one of the various electric power monitors would do it. I like Iotawatt. You would put it in the boiler room rather than at the panel, so you could put current transformers on the wires to each pump.

    But you might want to update your system to Taco's low-energy-consumption zone values and a single ECM pump to obtain a drastic reduction in pumping electric power consumption.

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