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Home Automation Made Easy: Do It Yourself Know How Using UPB, INSTEON, X10, and Z-Wave by Dennis C. Brewer

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Chapter 10. Project 7, Getting Green and Managing Your Home’s Climate

A very exciting feature of any full-featured home automation system is the capability to link to and control your home’s energy utilization while at the same time maximizing the occupants’ comfort levels. Controlling home energy use with HALultra is exciting because it offers minute-by-minute or degree-by-degree control. At the same time, HAL provides the option for automatically controlling the temperature by using monitored environmental variables or allowing dynamic management by you or a household member from anywhere you are. This chapter presents a beginner-level project toward that goal: installing a compatible thermostat and setting up a ceiling fan controller to supplement ...

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