a. Won't it take more energy to let my home cool down completely and then turn the heating right up, rather than simply heating throughout the day?
At cold outside temperatures, buildings are constantly losing heat to their surroundings, requiring the heating system to provide heat continuously to maintain a set temperature. Heat losses in houses and apartments are driven by a temperature difference between the warm interior and the cold exterior. While the insulation of the building envelop has a significant effect on the heat loss, the temperature difference between the inside and outside is of similar importance. A bigger difference results in higher losses. If the temperature is kept at an evenly high level, the losses are also consistently high.
If the temperature is lowered in the absence of the residents, the losses to the surroundings can be minimized. During the heating process prior to the return, less energy is needed than if the temperature would have been maintained.
b. How does Themo integrate weather (current and forecast) into its regulation?
Based on the location of your device, Themo takes into account the outside temperature forecast (24 hours). It uses this information to determine how much heat is needed to keep the floors warm. See more information at www.themo.io and www.smartloadsolutions.eu
c. How do Themo Algorithms, optimization and Predictive control work.
Themo uses SLS optimization technology. For more information please visit www.smartloadsolutions.eu