Heating and cooling idea...

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Heating and cooling idea...

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So things are slowing down a little at work so it's given me some time to think.

So the general idea is to have each room of a building be on its own thermostat or possible all controlled by one central brain. Now the interesting part about this idea is the have a water to air coil in each room. Obviously when it's cold out hot water would be flowing and you could have a small efficient variable speed fan to blow that hot air around. Very similar to the idea of a mini split. The trick would be cooling and the condensation drainage. But I imagine it would look a lot like a mini split so it would be a matter of running a drain somewhere.

This way you could shut a room off or keep it cooler or hotter. Or at night you can turn the main part of the house down and keep your room warmer or even the baby's room.

Then you would have a central water to water or water to air heat pump that would make hot/cold water to be pumped around the house. Or in my case the winter time I could use my WMO burner.

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moeeziqb wrote:So things are slowing down a little at work so it's given me some time to think.

So the general idea is to have each room of a building be on its own thermostat or possible all controlled by one central brain. Now the interesting part about this idea is the have a water to air coil in each room. Obviously when it's cold out hot water would be flowing and you could have a small efficient variable speed fan to blow that hot air around. Very similar to the idea of a mini split. The trick would be cooling and the condensation drainage. But I imagine it would look a lot like a mini split so it would be a matter of running a drain somewhere.

This way you could shut a room off or keep it cooler or hotter. Or at night you can turn the main part of the house down and keep your room warmer or even the baby's room.

Then you would have a central water to water or water to air heat pump that would make hot/cold water to be pumped around the house. Or in my case the winter time I could use my WMO burner.

Thoughts?
Here in the US I believe they are referred to as "zones".

My old place had 6 of them.

I found keeping windows open in the right places, and a good woodstove worked far better for overall comfort than heating or cooling only portions of the structure.
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Post by kenneal - lagger »

Your heating/cooling problems are going to be very different from what we in the UK enjoy/suffer, Moeeziqb. Even in a very hot summer here we are unlikely to have more that two or three weeks of weather when we have to worry about cooling the house whereas in the winter, in the south of England, we will only have two or three weeks of weather below freezing when we need to heat the house to any "great" extent.

RGR's Colorado weather is more likely to be up your street, at least for summer temperatures.
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