Who will benefit from fan coils? Before us summer time - the hottest months of the year. A time when heating season is over and we are looking for ways to effectively cool down our living space or our offices. Given the current climate situation - in the summer months temperatures in Europe are almost tropical - some of you would certainly like to air condition your interiors with a single, universal device. Air-conditioning means maintaining appropriate air temperature conditions regardless of the weather and season (which means in practice: controlling heating or cooling systems). In such a situation it is worth to consider and install a fan coil units.
This article answers the questions:
What are fan coils units?
What are their advantages?
What types of fan coil units are there?
How to increase the effectiveness of their work?
Fan coil units are heating and cooling devices whose task is to maintain the optimum temperature in the room. How do they work? Simply put, on the principle of heat exchange with the environment through fans. This is a practical, common solution used in public buildings. Fan coil heats, cools or heats and cools the interior. Heating and cooling medium here is water.
Fan coil units are generally used in large buildings (office buildings, auditoriums, cinema halls), but there is no objection to install them in private homes for the convenience of the householder. The condition is to have a hydraulically prepared cooling system.
Advantages of using fan coil units
- low thermal inertia allows quick adjustment of air temperature to current needs
- versatility (heating and cooling) and simple operation
- thermal comfort all year round
- space saving thanks to small dimensions
- air cleaning and filtering - its high quality thanks to ionization filters
- beneficial microclimate to the people with allergies
- eco-friendly: unlike an air conditioner, a fan coil heats and cools the air using water medium not freons - chemical compounds whose emission to the atmosphere causes damage to the ozone layer
What types of fan coil units are there?
Fan coil units: division by construction
2. Fan or induction-based operation
A two-pipe fan coil has only one heat/cool exchanger, so - depending on the needs and time of the season - it either heats or cools (requires switching from cooling to heating and from heating to cooling).
A four-pipe fan coil is a unit with two exchangers (separate for heating and for cooling), which can operate both modes simultaneously.
The commonly used fan coils - as its name suggests - use fans for their work (to force air circulation). , on the On the other hand, induction-based fan coils don’t have a fan, but uses the power of induction of external air. The air is sucked in, directed to the exchanger, heated/cooled and then blown out into the room.
Fan coil units: division according to the installation method
2. Ceiling-installed: depending on the variant, mounted horizontally or vertically
3. Cassette-installed: the most popular variant, mounted in the suspended ceiling
4. Wall-mounted: designed to be placed on the wall
To summarized, most fan coil units available on the market provide: simple installation, easy access and economical, efficient operation in commercial, service and residential spaces. However, their functionality can be multiplied.
Fan coil units can work even more efficiently
How? By using modern, automatic control. Properly selected control system can avoid overheating or overcooling of the interior.
In terms of fan coil control, SALUS Controls offers multifunctional, room controller designed to control two-pipe or four-pipe fan coil units: FC600 device.
Fan coil units users can experience increased thermal comfort due to the accuracy of control offered by the FC600 controller. The device is equipped with TPI control algorithm. It controls fans and valves in very precise way in order to reach and maintain the desired temperature setpoint in the room. In a two-pipe system, V1 output controls heating and cooling, in a four-pipe system, V1 output controls heating and V2 output controls cooling.
Our FC600 controller will successfully control trench heaters or water heaters with built-in fans. Multiple settings and configurations (FC600 operates according to time/temperature schedules) allow it to be used in large commercial buildings as well as in office, hotel or residential premises. The main benefit is improved temperature control and continuous monitoring of heating/cooling parameters - also via the Internet. In order to control FC600 from mobile devices or web browsers (Online mode) it is required to have Internet connection and UGE600 Internet gateway available from SALUS Controls offer. Online mode provides immediate access to the latest device updates (updates are made automatically).;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Cover4.jpg|_|Find out what our new product is for!;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/03/18/new-charging-station-for-sq610rf-and-wq610rf-charging-dock/;;NEW! Charging station for SQ610RF and WQ610RF (charging dock);;
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It allows you to conveniently charge the batteries of two models of wireless temperature controllers SQ610RF and WQ610RF using a USB port.
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Our charging dock features handy handling and modern, minimalist design.
In everyday use, it can serve as a nice stand for your regulator.
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Owners, investors and installers of intelligent home control systems know that this purchase is an investment that improves the comfort of life. If you are considering investing money in a modern building automation, you want to know what kind of expenditure you have to take into account. And here we disclose right away that there is no single answer to this question. It all depends on the property and the needs and expectations of its users.
You will learn from the text:
• what is SALUS Controls system configurator and what is it used for?
• what does the cost of system installation depend on?
Comfort, which is offered by home automation, is not limited only to remote shut off the iron or turn on a lamp. Smart home control means:
a. optimal heating control: the ideal temperature in every room
b. home economics: lower expenses for energy consumption
c. control of appliances such as roller blinds, lighting, garden sprinklers
d. security of property: alarm sensors, SMS notifications
e. environmental protection: lower emission of pollutants
f. everyday comfort and convenience
Intelligent home today is associated with modernity, energy efficiency, safety, control of expenses. The scenarios of dependencies between devices working in the system are almost limitless. However, the question of creating a system and its price remains open. That is why SALUS Controls technical specialists have created a system configurator.
SALUS Controls Configurator is a user-friendly selection tool that helps installer/user to assemble products and create a system best suited to the needs of household members. We have architecturally different houses/apartments, different types of heating systems. The rhythm of life of each of us is also different. So there is no universal system. Such which pre-programmed settings will meet the expectations of all. That's why control elements of intelligent house have to be chosen individually. "Made to measure", like clothes at the tailor's.
SALUS Controls System Configurator was created based on our experts' experience gained from talking to customers calling the Technical Support Hotline. Knowing what their most common questions are and what problems users and installers have with choosing devices and adapting them to the conditions in the building, we created a "virtual version of an advisor" - the configurator. You can use it at any time, working at your own pace, choosing different product combinations and calculating control options and costs in real time.
Using SALUS Controls configurator in the "user" option consists in answering a few basic questions about the technical conditions of the building (type of installation, floor space, number of radiators, etc.). This information is crucial for the selection of control devices. In the "installer" option, the questions are of a more technical nature, e.g. we ask about the number of manifolds (which corresponds to the number of wiring centres needed), the number of loops connected to the manifold.
After providing the answer, the configurator indicates the list and the number of products needed; the available variants from which you can choose the right one in terms of function, price, design.
Finally, the configurator proposes optional products, i.e. those that may be necessary during the installation (temperature sensor, protective head cover, 16A relay module, additional ZigBee network amplifier, etc.). In this way an outline cost calculation is created.
At the beginning you need to know whether you care about controlling heating via the Internet. On the one hand, this option requires an additional fee, but on the other hand - incomparably increases the convenience and functionality of the entire system. Then you need to specify what type of heating you want to control: radiator, floor, electric. If the control of mixed heating is involved, you need to take into account the products needed to regulate the heating system of both types (floor and radiator). Smart Home accessories are an additional cost.
The building, on the basis of which we will indicatively show the operation of our configurator, is one-storey with a usable attic. Downstairs, there is an underfloor-heated living room with a kitchen and a bathroom, and in the attic there are three radiator-heated bedrooms, each with one radiator. Altogether there are five rooms. The bathroom has one window. Let's assume that the residents have decided to control their home via the Internet, using selected SALUS Smart Home accessories. What products did the configurator indicate? What will the household gain thanks to them?
Let's divide home control areas into three categories:
• heating control
• control of lighting and roller shutters
• Example OneTouch rules
• fault detection
In order to control heating in such a designed house via the Internet, you need to equip yourself with temperature thermostats - e.g. modern Quantum SQ610RF with a built-in humidity sensor and Warm Floor function. Optimal control of the heating system is achieved by regulating the temperature individually in each room, so you always need as many thermostats as many rooms. A surface-heated downstairs requires a wiring centre and actuators (e.g. self-regulating actuator THB). To control three radiators in bedrooms, you need to buy three wireless thermostatic heads. And of course the "heart" of the system, without which there is no way to manage your home online - the Internet gateway UGE600.
If you want to create functional OneTouch rules for lighting and roller shutters, to the cost of the system should be added accessories (selection of devices depending on the rules):
• Smart Relay (SR600)
• Roller Shutter (RS600)
• Smart Plug (SPE600, smart plug)
How do these products work? Smart Plug, as an extension of the electrical outlet, controls the devices plugged into it. Smart Relay allows to control a receiver with a load power up to 16A. Roller Shutter controls drives of window roller blinds and lighting (230V AC). Thanks to these small devices, you can adjust the moment of switching on or off the lights in selected rooms or make lamp operation dependent on other actions, e.g. entering a room, closing a window, starting a fan, etc. You can also use them to simulate the presence of household members when the house is empty. The final cost depends on how many roller shutters/devices in your house you want to control.
In SALUS Smart Home application you will program dependencies - scenarios of devices' work. For example:
To implement these scenarios in our example home - in addition to the Internet gateway, application (free) and temperature thermostats - we need: a minimum of five Roller Shutters for automatic operation of roller shutters, an opening sensor for the bathroom, a button that activates the rule when leaving the house, smart plugs, the number of which depends on the number of lamps that are to turn off when leaving. So let's assume that you need two Smart Plugs and a Smart Relay.
You can think about all this in no hurry and after making a decision enter it into the fields of the configurator
Sensors detecting home faults are part of the SALUS Smart Home series, which means that they require a gateway and an application to work. Depending on which, where and how many sensors we want to install, the following amounts must be multiplied:
How do these devices work? A smoke sensor detects smoke. A flood sensor detects water on surfaces or contacts. An opening sensor indicates which windows/doors have been opened and allows the heating to be turned off for ventilation. The devices in the system allow you to receive SMS messages about an event.
The offer is rich, but do you have to be rich to take advantage of it? SALUS Controls company offers customers not only exclusive premium lines, but also good for start, standard variants of products that work well and at the same time will be friendly for your wallet.
Use our configurator and check, which solutions best suit your needs. Data entered into the configurator will help you find out how many and which devices you will need to control your home and will create a rough estimate of the entire project.
What is important, the amounts will be approximate - calculated based on net list prices. Remember that our distributors will certainly offer you a favorable discount.
In case of any doubts, our well-trained installers and SALUS Controls technical team will be happy to advise you.;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cover-1fff.png;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fffff-1024x277-1.jpg|_|Ensure that the microclimate in your home is as favorable as possible.;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/08/24/what-home-temperature-is-best-for-your-health/;;What home temperature is best for your health?;;
The influence of temperature on our well-being is enormous. Efficient work, proper sleep, good mood - the thermal conditions of the rooms we use affect all of this. The temperature in the house determines how we feel. Moreover, the appropriate heat balance of houses and apartments supports the health of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and also determines the life energy of a person. Thermal comfort in homes that are neither overheated nor cooled to excessively low temperatures reduces our tendency to illness, particularly upper respiratory tract infections.
In addition to good ventilation, plenty of daylight, appropriate humidity, and proper sleeping conditions, thermal balance is a key feature of a comfortable home.
Because home is the closest environment to a person, a place to "recharge batteries". In recent times, we often work at home - so our social and psychological functioning depends on the conditions inside. It is not only about thermal comfort, but also about the comfort of everyday life. In other words, when the temperature of a room is adapted to its function - appropriate in the living room, bathroom, bedroom, etc. - we feel better and use our home space more efficiently. What temperature we set in the rooms depends on our needs.
Unfavorable microclimate in buildings reduces not only the well-being of adults, but also the psychophysical condition of children, who become ill more often and learn less as well.
In addition to that, our lifestyle has changed in recent years - we spend less and less time outdoors, and more and more time in buildings, where we relax, lead our social and professional lives.
The difficult epidemiological situation in the world, which we have been dealing with for the last year and a half, additionally highlights the importance of arguments speaking about the change in people's lifestyles in relation to the last century. The fact is that we spend much more time indoors than before. The temperature of our interiors must influence us to the same extent as the weather or weather conditions; it supports or disturbs our natural activity. Staying in our homes for long hours, for whole days, we should take care that their microclimate is the most beneficial for us.
What temperature in individual rooms?
You need to start with the fact that the temperature in the home interiors should be adjusted to the individual needs of the residents. However, certain rules apply to everyone.
The thermal comfort of the interior has its own rules and is closely related to the physiology of the human body. It is worth knowing balance. On the one hand, long-lasting low temperatures (believed to be below 18℃) cause the body to cool down, decrease efficiency and become more vulnerable to infections. On the other hand, room temperatures above 21℃ cause the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and conjunctiva to dry out, which also reduces resistance to infection and creates conditions for the development of allergies, asthma. Overheating also promotes concentration disorders, increased sweating (i.e., loss of electrolytes), and even cardiac problems.
What is the optimal temperature? In the living room/office, it is about 20℃. At these heating parameters, we generally feel best, are most focused, full of vigor and productive. Temperatures above 21℃ (up to 25℃) will work at most in the bathroom while taking a bath.
In general, the temperature in the kitchen should be lower than in the living room (the room we spend most time in), because we systematically reheat it while cooking meals. So it seems that 19℃ is the optimal temperature here.
Our satisfaction is also increased by the awareness that the building is environmentally neutral and energy efficient. We like to know that our house doesn't pollute nature, we appreciate the fact that it's economical, that it saves money in the household budget. These factors also increase the prestige and improve the social evaluation of households.
The right temperature = healthy sleep
Sleep is the body's basic physiological need, without which a person is unable to function properly. Therefore, the temperature of the room in which we sleep is another important aspect of the subject.
Regenerating sleep is very important - it restores our energy, helps to avoid illnesses - but, its hygiene requires appropriate conditions.
What affects healthy sleep?
- room temperature
- a well ventilated bedroom
- proper darkness
- restful decorations
It is assumed that the ideal temperature for sleep is 17-19 ℃, which is lower than that for the activities we undertake during the day. The bedroom should be noticeably cooler than the living room.
It is worth remembering this, because by overheating the room in which we sleep, we force the body to activate the mechanism of thermoregulation. Blood circulation increases and the body becomes covered in sweat. Concentrating on constant cooling, our body does not rest as it should. We sleep shallowly, restlessly. In the morning, we wake up wet, weakened, with impaired reflexes and little will to act. But not only "greenhouse" conditions reduce the quality of sleep. Adverse effects appear also in the opposite situation. When it is too cold in the bedroom, we wake up cold, with a runny nose and sore throat.
Theory versus reality
Although the indicated temperature values for different rooms in the house seem universal and well averaged, the optimal temperature for working, bathing, sleeping for everyone may be different. The perception of heat is a very individual issue.
The perception of temperature can be affected by everything: age, gender, health, emotions, our mood on a given day. Therefore, in order to adjust the operation of the heating system to yourself, it is worth equipping your home with modern control systems.
Room temperature thermostat, wiring centres, actuators, intelligent radiator heads - these are the devices which provide the greatest control over heating parameters. They will keep an eye what temperature is in the house.
Recall, from among the housing conditions affecting health and well-being of humans, the most important are: air quality, temperature and humidity. We can positively influence all these factors by investing in modern technologies addressed to the building and installation industry.
SALUS Controls: decide what temperature will be in your home
SALUS Controls heating control systems allow you to easily change heating parameters depending on the time of day, activity of residents or purpose of a particular room. Thanks to them we can also limit heating in unused rooms or reduce the temperature in rooms when we are away from home for a long time, which translates into lower heating fuel consumption.
Temperature thermostats and other elements of control systems are very flexible. Individual room temperature control allows you to easily and quickly influence the climate of your home: it's warmer where you need it and cooler where you need it. However, if our needs suddenly change, for example we want it to be warmer in the bedroom and not in the living room because we have a cold and are lying in bed - with a click in the mobile app we change the existing settings. The control algorithms will adjust the temperature to the new indications.
A series of products that is worth particular interest is SALUS Smart Home line, which allows not only to control heating, but also to create a smart home according to personal preferences.
What does SALUS Smart Home consist of?
A smart system includes devices that allow you to control and adjust the temperature individually in each room from anywhere in the world (via the Internet). They also allow you to control the operation of a boiler, central heating pump, DHW or other heating/cooling device. In addition to voltage or battery powered temperature thermostat, the series includes:
a. the UGE600 universal internet gateway (all devices connected to it can be controlled via a mobile app)
b. KL08RF wiring centre + KL04RF extension module for surface heating/cooling control
c. TRV wireless thermostatic heads
d. control modules
e. Smart plugs (allowing for control of devices up to 3600W)
f. sensors: opening windows/doors, flooding, smoke, motion
Configuration, pairing process and binding devices together in the web application is easy and intuitive. SALUS Smart Home is one of the easiest to use, most efficient systems available on the market.
Why heating control is a solution without which a house cannot be economical and modern?
Why heating control is a solution without which a house cannot be economical and modern?
Because only by intelligent control of the heating installation we gain:
- reduction of heating costs
- adjustment of the temperature to the function of the room and the current needs of the user
- convenient control of devices with easy-to-use controllers, web applications
- possibility of automatic management of boilers, pumps
- activation and management of the heating system also outside the house (via the Internet)
- lower emission of harmful components into the atmosphere
To sum up, intelligent heating control systems bring home owners only benefits. Temperature distribution adapted not only to lifestyle but also to body needs is beneficial for us in every aspect: health, psychological, social and professional.;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/A3-1500x727-v3-1.jpg;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fffff-1024x277-1.jpg|_|SALUS Smart Home is a modern solution that helps you save money and live comfortably. Find out why. ;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/07/12/find-out-about-the-benefits-of-installing-the-salus-smart-home-system-in-your-home/;;Find out about the benefits of installing the SALUS Smart Home system in your home;;
SALUS Smart Home is a solution that helps not only to live comfortably, but also to save money. With appropriately programmed rules OneTouch temperature thermostats, Smart Plugs and smart relays will adjust the work of household devices to the needs of the household members.
SALUS Smart Home system is based on ZigBee network, which is characterized by low power consumption, reliable data transfer and a high level of transmission security. With its help you can control:
SALUS Smart Home system is operated using a free app (mobile and desktop version). The app will allow you to control home or office devices from anywhere in the world. You only need to register an account and have internet connectivity.
How can this work? For example, at a predetermined time, the temperature in the rooms will drop to the indicated values and the power will be cut off from selected devices, which will automatically reduce energy consumption. Just create a rule to turn everything off at midnight.
The largest part of the energy consumed when operating a home is heating.
This is why individual room heat management is important. What does that mean? It is good to keep the bedroom cooler than the living room or bathroom during an evening bath, while in the living room it is good to maintain economic temperature (not comfort temperature or contrary - too low) during a longer absence of household members. All this can be easily programmed in the SALUS Smart Home app at your own choice.
Controlling heating - one of the most important home installations - allows each room to maintain a separate temperature, appropriate for its function and the lifestyle of the household members, which increases the comfort of living... and lowers the bills. Why?
Because this avoids overheating less frequented rooms and unnecessary charges for heat that no one needs. As a result, overheating - uncomfortable for people and harmful for the environment - is avoided.
SALUS Smart Home app registers energy consumption by devices controlled by smart plugs (Smart Plug SPE600), pointing out the largest sources of its consumption. Consumption history (given in diagrams) allows you to make a calculation showing which devices are not working efficiently and require a change of operating mode.
Controlling your home with an app allows you to regulate the parameters of home heating from anywhere - whether from your own living room or from the far end of the world. But that's not all. An important function of SALUS Smart Home application is sending SMS or e-mail notifications about detected failures, such as fire in the boiler room (smoke detector), flooding of the kitchen (flood detector), or the entry of an intruder into the house (opening detector). Such a warning allows you to react in time and minimize the potential damage. By choosing online control of the heating system, you can gain additional security for your home.
SALUS Smart Home app also has a scanning function, which provides a quick control of the building and devices located in it. This is an ideal solution at a time when before leaving you want to be sure that everything is safe - switched off lights and electrical devices.
Quantum SQ610/SQ610RF: room temperature thermostat with built-in humidity sensor. It is used to control devices from SALUS Smart Home series. It is available in two variants, wired and wireless. A unique feature of the wired version is the possibility to control devices both wired (devices connected to the thermostat; wiring centre for underfloor heating, boiler) and wireless. Quantum gives you a choice of control algorithm: ITLC/histeresis/algorithm for the THB self-regulating actuator. It is equipped with WARM FLOOR function, ensuring warm floor regardless of heating schedule. It has a PIN lock and set temperature limits.
Smart Plug SPE600: equipped with load protection intelligent plug (extension of electrical socket) to control the devices connected to it. It is an element of SALUS Smart Home system (schedule programming in mobile application). It measures the power of the connected devices, indicates the history of energy consumption (application), increases the range of ZigBee network and works with Amazon ALEXA.
SW600 opening sensor: wireless opening sensor in slim version working in cooperation with UGE600 internet gateway, mobile app and Smart Home series thermostats - allows to automatically switch off the heating for the time of ventilating/opening the window or door.
First of all: by adjusting the room temperature to the current needs (e.g. 23 degrees in the bathroom, 21 degrees in the living room, 19 degrees in the bedroom), you avoid overheating less attended rooms. By setting an economic temperature for when you are away (e.g. 17 degrees), you avoid the interior cooling down.
Secondly: SALUS Controls thermostats operate flexibly. They keep the temperature set in the rooms. However, this does not mean that when you are away from home, you have no influence on their work. Thanks to the SALUS Smart Home series you can react in real time. The thermostats work according to schedules, but they also take into account your ad hoc manual decisions (by SALUS Smart Home app.
Thirdly: the heating control reduces overdrive states and energy losses during the operation of the building, which contributes to the protection of the environment and reduces household charges.;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/aaaaa.jpg;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fffff-1024x277-1.jpg|_|How do SALUS Smart Home system sensors affect the safety of the house and household members? ;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/07/07/security-sensors-in-your-home/;;Security sensors in your home;;
Why security sensors are such an important? Smart Home, or intelligent building automation network, gives users the ability to adjust home functions to their needs. Since communication between devices can take place with little human intervention (e.g. programming OneTouch scenarios), controlling them is becoming more and more convenient and useful. The development of civilization is so fast that it is difficult to predict what advanced systems will accompany us in the future. However, we know that the comfort of living, ecology and economical use of energy are not the end of the subject. Smart Home, thanks to modern security sensors, also protects the house from unwanted events.
The text answers the questions:
Smart home, smart protection
Although controlling home functions with buttons, smartphones, computers, or voice messages helps to live more easily and pleasantly, people are not always concerned only with convenience. The use of building automation on a daily basis is wider than that. Smart technologies alert you to emergencies and make life easier for the elderly, disabled (and their caregivers).
Entering the Smart Home sector also SALUS Controls brand took care of this aspect. Although the main idea of the company is focused on intelligent heating control, a big advantage of SALUS Smart Home system is taking care of users' safety.
By installing security sensors of the smart series you gain the opportunity, for example, to go to work or shopping and leave the person you care for at home. OneTouch scenarios are helpful here. If someone at home feels unwell and presses the alarm button, you will receive an automatic SMS message with a predetermined content and you will come to help in time. The idea is brilliant. And really effective.
Breakdowns and emergencies - what will security sensors protect you from?
It is worth knowing that - in addition to improving daily activities, optimizing expenses, entertainment - smart solutions are a great protection against unpleasant random events. Of course no technology can protect a person against all threats, but in many situations it is worth to rely on it. Remember that monitoring will not solve every problem. This is where security sensors come in handy.
What home security elements are worth paying attention to? On signaling:
Fire signaling is not just local smoke detection and activating an alarm siren. In SALUS Smart Home system the detection of smoke is automatically followed by sending a warning to the user (SMS, e-mail). Similarly, in the case of detecting water (due to flooding the bathroom, kitchen, aquarium failure) or opening the door or window. What's more, if we create such a OneTouch rule, the system will not only send a notification about flooding, but - using SPE600 plug or SR600 relay - will close the water supply, inhibiting the formation of further damage.
So if you're away and something alarming happens at home, you'll get a message and a margin of time to react. Even if you monitor your property, cameras will not always capture what is recorded by sensors dedicated to failure detection. The operation of some devices - such as a refrigerator or a washing machine - should be monitored directly. And if after leaving home you are not sure if you closed the window? You can check it remotely using the SALUS Smart Home application (opening sensor). You can also receive a notification when an unauthorized person is in your garage (motion sensor).
Another useful security feature of the SALUS Smart Home system is the simulation of occupants' presence. Thanks to intelligent lighting and blinds, empty interiors "pretend" that the inhabitants are home. Why? By giving the impression of activity of household members, the system will deceive a potential thief and protect the house from burglary. How? By creating and activating a simulation schedule, the lights in the rooms will be switched on at predetermined times and then - e.g. after several minutes - switched off. Similarly, roller blinds will close at sunset and open in the morning.
Which security sensors will improve the functioning of your home?
What do you need to program the above scenarios to strengthen the security of your home? First of all, the pillars of the SALUS Smart Home system, namely the UGE600 internet gateway and the mobile app.
We will take a closer look at selected devices.
SALUS Smart Home System SB600, CSB600 wireless buttons: wireless event activators.
They activate one (CSB600) or two (SB600) events (e.g. switching off lights, heating). CSB000 (panic button - model with cover) can function as an alarm button by sending pre-set notification.
Smoke detector SD600: the device detects the presence of smoke.
It can be used independently - without Internet gateway UGE600 and mobile app - however, only as a part of SALUS Smart Home system it has a function of emergency notification.
Water leak sensor WLS600: waterproof flood sensor that detects water on the surface below it or on the contacts of wires connected to it.
Thanks to the cooperation of devices in the SALUS Smart Home system, it is possible to close the valve when a leak is detected and send the user a free notification of failure.
OS600/SW600 window/door sensors: wireless device working in cooperation with the Smart Home app.
Allows you to enter in the schedule to turn off heating in the room for the time of ventilation / opening the window or door. As part of the system also allows you to receive notifications of the open/close event (windows, doors etc.).
MS600 motion sensor: in collaboration with the intelligent plug (SPE600) or relay (SR600) sensor allows you to turn on or off the lighting as a result of motion detection.
Smart Plug SPE600: smart plug (extension socket) with overload protection.
It allows you to control the devices plugged into it. What else it can do? Indicates the history of energy consumption (application), increases the range of ZigBee network and works with Amazon ALEXA (voice control).
SR600 (Smart Relay): intelligent relay for voltaged (e.g. boilers, pumps, lighting) and volt-free devices (e.g. control panels, gate controllers, opening sensors), designed to work in a switch box, wall socket or wherever there is a need to control a receiver (maximum load power - 16A). Smart Relay increases the range of the ZigBee network. It can be paired directly with a thermostat - as the only component of a smart system, as others work via OneTouch. It shuts off/releases the power supply - just like a Smart Plug.
In recent weeks SALUS Smart Home series has been enriched with another interesting products. We are talking about long-awaited by installers and users motion sensor (MS600) and elegant charging station for SQ610RF thermostat (the device also supports WQ610RF - a model with OpenTherm protocol, outside the Smart Home series).
Why the motion sensor complements the SALUS OneTouch rules, and thus increases the usability of the entire SALUS Smart Home system? How will the charging dock facilitate your daily use of selected controller models? Answers to these questions can be found below.
Motion sensor - the little thing that keeps up with you
In combination with OneTouch rules MS600 can work with other SALUS Smart Home devices such as: SR600, SPE600, RS600. In combination with our smart plug (SPE600) or relay (SR600) this detector allows you to turn the lights on or off following motion detection. On the surface, this is an obvious function of this type of device, however, when creating scenarios for home appliances, it allows for much better personalization of your building automation. And all because motion is a factor that can trigger many actions in a smart home. Even the simplest dependencies greatly increase the comfort of residents, for example, when you leave the kitchen with your hands full of snacks or dishes, you don't have to worry about turning off the lights. When the sensor does not detect movement - will turn off the light for you.
You're only limited by your ingenuity and imagination when it comes to creating OneTouch rules that fit your lifestyle, and by using our motion sensor in addition, you'll increase your comfort as well as your safety and control of your home.
What are some examples of relationships (OneTouch rules) you can build?
1) The moment the household member enters a room (e.g. kitchen, corridor) the lights switch on, and when he/she leaves the room - the lights switch off.
2) When motion/intruder is detected (e.g. in the garage) - the lights are switched on and you receive an SMS notification of the event.
3) When motion is detected, the sensor working in the system can trigger the DHW circulation pump - allowing you to use hot water.
4) Just by entering the apartment you can cause the lights to turn on, the blinds to open/close and the temperature to rise.
Charging station - convenience, design, elegance
With the CDEU you can conveniently charge the batteries of two models of our wireless temperature thermostats SQ610RF (Smart Home series) and WQ610RF (series designed for boiler control). You can do this by using the USB port.
The device is distinguished by its handy operation and designer, minimalist appearance that will easily fit into any interior. What is also useful, charging dock on a daily basis will successfully serve as a stand for your wireless temperature thermostat. So, on the one hand, it is characterized by usability, on the other hand, convenience and interesting, modern aesthetics.
Elements of SALUS Smart Home system
As a reminder, let's mention other elements of SALUS Smart Home system.
The system includes devices that enable temperature control individually in each room (zone control). This reduces overdriving and costly energy losses. These devices also allow you to control the operation of a boiler, central heating pump and DHW.
In addition to temperature regulators SALUS Smart Home system includes:
- Internet gateway UGE600
- KL08RF wiring centre to control a surface system (eg floor) + KL04RF (expansion module)
- TRV wireless thermostatic heads
- control modules
- Smart plugs (intelligent "on/off" plugs)
- sensors: open windows / doors, flooding, smoke, and now also a motion sensor
A key element of SALUS Smart Home system is Internet gateway UGE600, which provides communication between devices in ZigBee network. With one such gateway can be paired up to 100 products, such as thermostats, smart plugs, relays, sensors. A free web application (Google Play or App Store) allows you to control your system from anywhere. By creating OneTouch rules and relationships between devices you can build your own smart home base.;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Cover2CDEUMS.jpg;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fffff-1024x277-1.jpg|_|How to avoid wasting energy and reduce pollutants entering the air? See what your options are.;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/05/28/heating-control-3-steps-to-being-eco-friendly-without-leaving-home/;;Heating control: 3 steps to being eco-friendly without leaving home;;
Man's impact on nature is disastrous. The development of civilisation destroys the natural environment and contributes to the formation of dangerous diseases. Burning of rubbish, emission of dusts and toxins into the atmosphere, waste of energy - this is our everyday life. We cannot predict when an ecological disaster will hit us, but if we do nothing or do little, there will be no distant future. A series of natural disasters could affect us, our children, and almost certainly our grandchildren.
This awareness is needed in order to mobilise for change and to seek an answer to the question: what can we do in our limited range to prevent this from happening? How can we not waste energy and reduce the transmission of pollutants into the air? There are many options - apart from replacing a coal-fired boiler with a ecological one - there are many.
improve thermal insulation of the house and equip it with high-energy class devices, reduce energy consumption (with the use of pro-ecological Smart Home devices) control the heating during the heating season wisely.
Firstly: keep the heat in the house.
Even the most environmentally friendly heating technologies will not be energy-efficient if heat escapes from the building through leaking windows and doors. This will result in unnecessary energy consumption through prolonged reheating of rooms, cooled down by poor insulation.
In the case of newly constructed buildings, energy efficiency is imposed in advance by the Ministry of Infrastructure already at the design and construction stage. Similarly, in the case of modernised buildings, the priming of the ground is imposed at the design and construction stage. The latest parameters allowing for the use of single-family houses are specified in the WT 2021 regulations, which come into force from the beginning of January 2021 (see: Heating and new WT 2021 standards). Until then - i.e. for two more months - the less restrictive regulations contained in WT 2017 apply. Due to the development of technology and construction, these guidelines are updated on average every 5 years.
But what can you do on your own while using our homes? Especially the older ones, whose energy standards are roughly speaking insufficient.
What should you remember to keep the heat in your home?
Do not cover radiators (with curtains, furniture, cushions, etc.).
If possible, seal the window joinery - this is where the heat "escapes" as quickly as possible.
It is also worthwhile to seal the entrance door, cellar and attic doors and to think about sealing the walls and roof.
Finally, it is good to consider installing automatic heating control systems which will allow each room to maintain a separate temperature - appropriate to its function, e.g. lower in rarely used rooms or in the whole house when it is empty for a long time. Investing in a proven control system is also an excellent way to reduce heating bills.
Secondly: monitor energy consumption
Daily waste of energy is a plague. Meanwhile, such carelessness costs both financially and ecologically: we do not turn off the lights, we do not take chargers out of our sockets, we sleep with the night lights on. Nor do we always pay attention to what energy class of appliance we use every day. Adding up these and many other factors, we unintentionally cause a huge increase in the running costs of our homes and unjustified energy losses.
Building automation by SALUS Controls - equipped with the Smart Home series - is a solution which will help to optimise the operation of home appliances.
First of all, thanks to appropriately programmed operating scenarios, temperature thermostats, Smart Plugs or intelligent relays can control not only heating, but also lighting and ON/OFF electrical devices. For example, at a fixed time the power will be cut off from selected devices, which automatically reduces energy consumption. All you have to do is create a rule that switches everything off at midnight.
In addition, the free SALUS Smart Home application records the energy consumption of devices controlled by Smart Plugs, indicating the largest sources of energy consumption. The consumption history (clear graphs) allows for a clear calculation. No more shooting in the dark - a radiator in the hallway, a lamp in the bedroom, a computer? Which devices do not work efficiently and require a change of mode? Which are not environmentally friendly? Which devices need to be replaced with new ones? With specific data, you know what to watch out for.
Thirdly: avoid overloads.
It should come as no surprise to anyone - and it is - that the largest part of the energy consumed during the operation of a house is consumed by heating - more than 70% of the building's energy needs. That is why it is important to do this 'head on', by adapting the heat of the rooms to their function and time of day. It is worthwhile to keep the bedroom cooler than the living room, while in the living room it is good to keep the economic temperature (not comfortable or, on the contrary, too low) during prolonged absence of the household members. These seemingly minor amenities not only increase the comfort of life and promote better health, but also relieve the overloaded effects of the development of civilisation. Only such a micro-scale of our actions will bring macro results.
We should also remember that uncontrolled cycles of overheating and cooling do not favour stable functioning of the heating system and increase its failure rate.
SALUS Controls temperature thermostats reduce unnecessary activity of a heating device, maintaining an individual temperature set by the household members in rooms. They provide as much heat as needed, eliminating the uncomfortable and environmentally unfavourable overdrive effect.
Controlling the temperature at home reduces energy losses. Not only replacement of a boiler and heating fuel (see: conditions of obtaining subsidies for liquidation of a coal furnace and purchase of a pro-ecological heating device), but also wise control of CH heating is a highly ecological solution. To sum up...
Why use intelligent heating control?
First of all, by adjusting the room temperature to your current needs (e.g. 23 degrees in the bathroom, 21 degrees in the living room, 19 degrees in the bedroom), we avoid overheating less frequented rooms and paying for the heat we do not need.
Secondly, SALUS Controls room regulators operate flexibly. Their main task is to maintain a set temperature in the rooms (heating schedules). This does not mean, however, that while being out of the house, we do not have any influence on the operation of heating devices. Thanks to the SALUS Smart Home series, from the office, from the hotel - we can react in real time. The controllers work according to the schedules, but they also take into account the ad hoc decisions of the user.
Thirdly, heating control helps to reduce energy losses during the daily operation of the building, which translates into environmental protection, improvement of the quality of the air we breathe (reduction of smog), as well as reduction of household charges.;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/bbbbb.jpg;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/fffff-1024x277-1.jpg|_|Selected products of Salus Controls brand are compatible with the popular voice assistant Google Home. ;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/05/26/salus-controls-goes-head-to-head-with-the-latest-technology/;;Salus Controls goes head-to-head with the latest technology!;;
Salus Controls goes head-to-head with the latest technology!
Selected products of Salus Controls brand are compatible with the popular voice assistant Google Home. Controlling home with spoken commands certainly doesn't need to be recommended to anyone. The convenience of this solution speaks for itself.
Salus Controls devices that work with Google Home:
You create a smart home first and foremost to improve the efficiency of your daily duties. Understanding these needs, Salus Controls aim was to make its devices compatible with the Google Home voice assistant.
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Google Home application
Intelligent houses - those of today and certainly those of the future - will be more and more frequently equipped with elements of the so-called artificial intelligence. And it's not just sci-fi robots or holograms moving through the air - it's a personalised network of home devices tailored to your lifestyle.
The assumption is that thanks to artificial intelligence your everyday life will be more comfortable, economical and safe. A key part of this technological revolution for some time now has been the world-famous Google Assistant and the Google Home application, by the help of which, using only your voice, you can control e.g. lighting, temperature thermostats, smart plugs, cameras at home or garden monitoring. Through the application you can manage devices compatible with Google Home.
NOTE: Google Home Voice Service is available on millions of devices from Google and other Android manufacturers.
SALUS Controls devices work with Google Home
Our selected products work very well with the home assistant. This means that the Google interface "gets along" with them and operates them correctly. At the moment you can freely control the following devices via Google Home:
Thermostats: SQ610, SQ610RF, VS10WRF, VS10BRF, VS20WRF, VS20BRF, HTRP-RF(50), HTRS-RF(30)
Temperature sensor and also the simplest version of TS600 controller
FC600 fan coil controller
Smart Plug SPE600
Smart Relay SR600
Light and temperature with voice commands
Controlling light with voice commands has a number of advantages. In case of SALUS Smart Home system connected to Google Home you have this possibility thanks to smart plugs and relays. It is worth taking a moment to configure this software, because you have a lot of conveniences to gain. For example, when you lie in bed at night, without getting up you can turn off the lights in the whole building or turn off/on only individual lamps. Coming home late at night, you can illuminate selected rooms in a second. And if your hands are busy or dirty, you can say a word in the kitchen and the devices will comply with the command - lighting will keep up with you. Such a "small detail" noticeably increases the comfort of life.
Voice control of heating is also a great convenience. Of course, the heating system works most efficiently and economically using schedules adapted to your rhythm of life, but there are situations in which the permanent settings should be overwritten on an ad hoc basis. The use of voice commands for this purpose allows you to respond quickly without being distracted from your activities. The voice assistant will also inform you about the current temperature in a given zone and allow you to voice manage the heat in rooms you are not currently in. Importantly, the conversation simulation is intuitive and household friendly. It just happens naturally, "by the way" life is going on.
How to control SALUS Controls products via Google Home?
First, you need to download Google Home (the application is available for free in Google Play and App Store).
Next, launch the Salus Smarthome EU service.
Set up your smart home with our system by following the instructions below:
Step 2: Configure your smart home with Salus
Add devices that you will control:
NOTE: The UGE600 Internet Gateway (the "heart" of the SALUS Smart Home system) and the Google Home voice assistant do not need to be in the same Wi-Fi network. They must be connected to the Internet, but can operate on separate networks (e.g. Wi-Fi).
So basically, voice control of selected SALUS Controls products only requires you to: download the Google Home app, launch the Salus SmartHome EU service, and sign into your Google Home account to connect your devices.;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Cover2-1-1.jpg;;https://salus-controls.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/A_tlo.jpg|_|SALUS Smart Home is a system for controlling an intelligent home - including heating. ;;https://salus-controls.eu/2021/05/12/what-can-you-control-in-the-salus-smart-home-system/;;What can you control in the SALUS Smart Home system?;;
Before we answer this question, let's explain what SALUS Smart Home is and how it works.
It is a modern system of controlling an intelligent house – including smart home products but mostly heating system. SALUS Smart Home allows you to build links between the work of home equipment (OneTouch rules) and to operate devices, also via the Internet.
SALUS Smart Home system includes products that provide individual temperature control for each room. They also allow you to control the work of a boiler, central heating pump, DHW or other heating or cooling device.
In SALUS Controls offer there are also Smart Home accessories, taking the operation of home automation to a higher level.
In SALUS Smart Home system you can manage elements visible in the app (temperature thermostats, smart plugs, relays, rule activators).
Basically, you have three options here. You can set the temperature corresponding to the functions of individual rooms (e.g. different parameters for the bathroom, bedroom, living room, hallway). You can create a fixed, automatic heating schedule for each day of the week (e.g. a different schedule on weekdays, a different one on weekends and holidays). Finally, you can - depending on the circumstances, but no matter where you are - remotely adjust the heating parameters of your home (e.g. overwriting the temperature for the next schedule change or modifying the entire schedule).
Programming OneTouch rules using lighting is not only spectacular, but practical and convenient. Again, you have three options. You can turn lights on and off at designated times or according to sunrise/sunset. You can also (while at home or away) in one move turn on / off all the lights and activate a previously saved rule of light simulation of the presence of family members. Finally, you can combine the work of selected lighting elements with other SALUS Smart Home devices (relays, controllers, thermostats, sensors), so that, performing one action (eg closing blinds) you call the associated, another action (eg light).
The OneTouch scenario of closing and opening roller blinds allows you not to concentrate on this activity and not have to remember about it, and in the case of hot summer days, it gives you the opportunity to protect the interior from heating. What's more, when you are at work you can close the roller blinds in your living room. Another advantage of controlling the roller blinds is planning the time of their closing and opening. In the morning, the roller blinds can open first at, say, 50% and only after a few minutes at 100%. In the evening, they can close at sunset or at any other time. The advantages of remote control of a gate or garage door hardly need to be explained, however - and this is worth mentioning - a properly recorded scenario can combine its opening with switching on facade lighting.
Remember that SALUS Smart Home system is also a necessary security accessories in every home. Although you cannot change their settings, you can see in the app whether they work properly and whether they fulfill their function. And in case of danger, they will send you a message with a previously prepared alarm content. What is it about?
About the detectors:
• Smoke detector (SD600) - detects smoke in real time. NOTE: it can be used as a standalone device, without the "heart" of the system (UGE600 gateway). In this case only the siren function is active (alarm is detected locally, no user notification can be sent);
• Flooding detector (WLS600) - detects water on the surface below the sensor or on the contacts of the wires connected to the sensor. Must be used with UGE600 Internet Gateway and SALUS Smart Home application;
• Door/window opening (SW600 - slim version, OS600 - standard version) - signals the opening of windows/doors. It should be used together with Internet gateway UGE600 and SALUS Smart Home application. NOTE: in conjunction with room temperature thermostats automatically turns off the heating for the time of ventilation.
To leave no doubt that our smart system is the one that will transform your home space, in one place we gathered its main advantages.
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