11THE HVAC GREEN HOUSE MODEL
In this chapter, we will explore a Propeller-powered HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) energy-saving “green” house model. This experimental platform takes advantage of the Propeller chip’s low cost and high versatility, allowing us to experiment with intelligently managing a scale model of a typical residential central heating and cooling system.
Through a combination of low-cost components and some powerful software objects, we can easily explore different methods to boost HVAC system efficiency, reduce operating costs, and ultimately make the environment more comfortable for the building’s inhabitants. During our exploration, we will be covering the following topics: