You need JavaScript to view this

Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht

Abstract

Saving space heating energy by remote control: A remote-controlled space heating system allows a person to lower the room temperature in homes that go unoccupied for periods of time to the lowest temperature that's safe to keep the pipes from freezing while they're away. Comfort is guaranteed because the desired room temperature or mode can be activated in time before the guests arrive, via text message, phone or the internet. As most people simply leave unoccupied homes heated, the remote-controlled system saves up to 70% of heating energy when used actively. Market overview and product features: This report presents remote control devices that are currently available on the market. Their advantages and disadvantages are discussed as well as their technical features and function. Most of them are universal remote controls that have various uses, including temperature control. The report also discusses requirements that not all the examined products meet. Some lack an emergency power supply, the possibility for manual control or the ability to check the current temperature of the home from a remote location. Better planning for remote control: The critical issue proved not to be the remote control device itself, but the heating systems. Unfortunately, they often don't  More>>
Authors:
Geilinger, E.; Bush, E.; [1]  Venzin, T.; [2]  Nipkow, J. [3] 
  1. Bush Energie GmbH, Felsberg (Switzerland)
  2. Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Chur, Chur (Switzerland)
  3. Arena, Zuerich (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SFOE-290292
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; SPACE HEATING; HEATING SYSTEMS; OPERATION; OCCUPANTS; REMOTE CONTROL; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; CONTROL SYSTEMS; SPECIFICATIONS; MARKET; SWITZERLAND; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; REVIEWS; RETROFITTING; COMMUNICATIONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; REDUCTION
Sponsoring Organizations:
Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Berne (Switzerland)
OSTI ID:
22132045
Research Organizations:
Bush Energie GmbH, Felsberg (Switzerland); Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Chur, Chur (Switzerland); Arena, Zuerich (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CH12E1109
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited. Available from ETDE as OSTI ID: 22132045;
Submitting Site:
CH
Size:
33 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Sep 25, 2013

Citation Formats

Geilinger, E., Bush, E., Venzin, T., and Nipkow, J. Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht. Switzerland: N. p., 2010. Web.
Geilinger, E., Bush, E., Venzin, T., & Nipkow, J. Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht. Switzerland.
Geilinger, E., Bush, E., Venzin, T., and Nipkow, J. 2010. "Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht." Switzerland.
@misc{etde_22132045,
title = {Remote control systems for space heating. Product overview 2010 and recommendations - Final report; Fernsteuerungen fuer Raumheizungen. Produktuebersicht 2010 und Empfehlungen - Schlussbericht}
author = {Geilinger, E., Bush, E., Venzin, T., and Nipkow, J.}
abstractNote = {Saving space heating energy by remote control: A remote-controlled space heating system allows a person to lower the room temperature in homes that go unoccupied for periods of time to the lowest temperature that's safe to keep the pipes from freezing while they're away. Comfort is guaranteed because the desired room temperature or mode can be activated in time before the guests arrive, via text message, phone or the internet. As most people simply leave unoccupied homes heated, the remote-controlled system saves up to 70% of heating energy when used actively. Market overview and product features: This report presents remote control devices that are currently available on the market. Their advantages and disadvantages are discussed as well as their technical features and function. Most of them are universal remote controls that have various uses, including temperature control. The report also discusses requirements that not all the examined products meet. Some lack an emergency power supply, the possibility for manual control or the ability to check the current temperature of the home from a remote location. Better planning for remote control: The critical issue proved not to be the remote control device itself, but the heating systems. Unfortunately, they often don't provide an option to be extended by remote control. We therefore call on the manufacturers to equip all new heating systems with options for remote control. It would also be helpful and desirable to provide information on the internet or in the technical documentation on how to connect a remote control device and which products are suitable - both for existing and new heating systems. If the system cannot be retrofitted, it should be described whether and how a central remote control with room thermostat can be installed. Improving communication: In this study, remote control and heating suppliers were interviewed as well as planners, installers and users of remote-controlled heating. Their responses indicate that remote-controlled heating systems are not promoted actively enough in consulting, sales and heating service. This report not only gives an overview of the current market situation and recommendations on remote controls for heating, but also serves as the basis for communication. The key target groups need to be better informed and motivated. (authors)}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {2010}
month = {Sep}
}