Okay, I have an old-fashioned single-zone central A/C and heating
system. It has an old-fashioned mercury-controlled thermostat.
I want to replace this with something that I can control from
Misterhouse. The thermostat is about 10-ft away by wire from my home
automation system. So, I'm hoping to connect the new thermostat
directly to the Misterhouse system over a serial port (would have to run
the cable through the wall).
The more control I can have through Misterhouse, the better. I would
prefer something with an existing Misterhouse module, but I can write my
own if necessary.
One big thing I hate about my current thermostat is that it stops and
starts the system too often, which I feel is hard on it. I would like
one that would allow Misterhouse to set a temperature, and then support
some sort of variance (preferably configurable).
For example, I could set it to 78 with a variance of +/- 1 degree. It
would then start up when it got up to 80 and stop when it hit 77.
Kirk Bauer <kirk@...>
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