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ENER-G Adds Integration with Control4, AMX and Crestron to its HVAC Controls (24/10/2013)
This enables residents to control their heating from one single touchscreen or tablet device, or remotely via Apps or the internet.
ENER-G Controls, which acquired SmartHome Controls in 2009, offers a full design, supply and commissioning service for all intelligent heating and air-conditioning.
ENER-G's engineers liaise closely with other trades, such as plumbers, electrical designers and contractors and other technology specialists, to provide a seamless service and to create a fully integrated house - giving residents an intuitive controls system.
Advanced home control systems, designed and manufactured by ENER-G in the UK, provide:
optimum control of all heating, cooling, hot water, air humidity
Through continuous control, ENER-G's technologies use discrete thimble sensors - rather than traditional mechanical thermostatic valves (TVRs) to measure room temperature. A complex algorithm calculates the precise amount of heat or cooling needed to keep the room at the required temperature.
By learning the thermal characteristics of each room in a house and taking into account the outside temperature, the optimum start feature works out when to turn on and off heating so that the living space is always the ideal temperature. Alternatively, an ability to override zone controllers provides maximum flexibility.
In a similar way, the weather compensation feature ensures that water temperature is only as hot as is necessary. Frost protection and condensation protection features are also built into the technology.
The increasing popularity of underfloor heating, which requires a zoned, room-by-room approach to heating is much more challenging to control than ordinary radiators. ENER-G's approach allows the thermo-electric actuators supplied by the underfloor heating manufacturer to be retained. Thermostats, timeclocks and wiring centres can be deleted and replaced with thimble sensors for wall mounting, together with a small 'smartBox' control panel mounted next to the manifold.
The modular controls interface with a variety of modern HVAC equipment - from ground source heat pumps - to solar panels, air conditioning or pool heating.
Advanced features enable the controls to be programmed to provide optimum conditions when rooms are occupied or unoccupied. ENER-G's web based control systems can be managed using a standard internet browser from anywhere in the world, enabling adjustments to be made on times of occupation or temperature set points, as required.
Installation and commissioning of ENER-G Controls is easy, and continued after sales support is provided. Each installation is fitted with a GSM modem, which enables ENER-G to directly connect to the system to check performance and diagnose faults.
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