Pre-built heatpump dashboards

I've been experimenting with the idea of a pre-built heatpump dashboard - a bit like the myelectric module for home energy monitoring.

The initial concept is up on emoncms.org under the Extras > heatpump tab. The heatpump fan turns in relation to power input a bit like the winderful windturbine.

Configuration is by naming convention at the moment, the dashboard looks automatically for feeds named or containing the words: heatpump_power, heatpump_kwh, heatpump_flow_temp, heatpump_return_temp, ambient_temp and room_temp, using these if present.

 

Next I plan to extend this for heatpump monitors that also monitor either flow rate or heat output in order to show COP information including a daily power input/ heat output bar graph below the heatpump graphic.

I've been doing this work with John Cantor who is using the OpenEnergyMonitor system for heatpump monitoring.

The source code for this can be found here if youd like to try it on your own install, just drop the folder heatpump into your emoncms modules directory: https://github.com/emoncms/development/tree/master/Modules/heatpump To engage in discussion regarding this post, please post on our Community Forum.