The boiler cannot reach the temperature desired by the resident
The resident has their thermostat set to 30°C, but temperatures are only reaching 22°C inside the dwelling.
This information is especially useful to a resident liaison team. If the heat system was fulfilling the resident’s apparent desire, this home would be being heated to 30°C three times per day. Data like this can help guide conversations around fuel bills.
Data used to indicate risk of condensation and mould growth
One the day in question, relative humidity within the home is, for the most part, low. Should this change, property managers could use this information to improve resident wellbeing with proactive maintenance, reducing property repair costs.
The data being captured can be used to help understand how well a property is insulated
When heat load data is combined with ambient temperature data, and even outside temperature data, it’s possible to gather valuable information about the thermal characteristics of the dwelling – such as how well it’s insulated. This data can then be used to understand exactly how well a dwelling is performing in real life, instead of taking the EPC rating at face value.
The data being captured can be used help choose the correct heat pump in any future retrofit scenario
We can see that over the recent period of cold weather (including 1°C outdoor temperature) the home has had a peak heat load of 5 kW. This data can be used to help plan for any eventual replacement of gas boilers, including sizing heat pumps.
Central Heating Current Power (Instantaneous Demand)
Capturing detailed performance data from the heating system, including return temperatures from radiators, helps property to identify and resolve performance issues, and reduce maintenance callouts.
By viewing a resident’s heating settings remotely, Guru Heat Smart also helps property managers to spot issues like underheating, and so better support vulnerable customers.
Finally, where heat pumps have not yet been installed, performance data from the existing gas boiler and radiators can be used to correctly size the new system. Data-led insights into building characteristics can also help to guide future decisions around insulation.
To find out how monitoring and remotely control individual gas boilers or heat pumps could help your residents, please contact our Sales team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8050 4305