Tomdee

14Feb/110

Monitoring and controlling central heating

Just before Christmas I decided that I should dust off my neglected Arduino and do something with it. Ever keen to jump on the green bandwagon I decided that monitoring and controlling my central heating would be a good idea.

This is going to be the first in a series of posts decribing my adventures.

The plan was to give me control of my boiler so I could turn it on or off over the internet. This was to allow me to ensure the boiler wasn't on when I was out, or to turn it on before I got home.

There are a few parts to this project

  • Controlling the boiler
  • Monitoring how much gas I'm using
  • Monitoring the temperature

Here's what I had to work with:

Next post is going to be how I'm controlling the boiler.