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We're thinking beyond the thermostat. Per room sensing AND control. Energy & fuel use tracking. Equipment service alerts.

 

Just found a new visitor to the forum and this KickStarter.  Very interesting as I have multiple AC Units and 3 zones.  Some of my zones work better than others due to some funky duct and return air decisions.  I wonder how this Embue system would work or help me out?

 

 

 

We've built a product to address the most important aspect of your home or business - the equipment responsible for your comfort & your energy use. We think our system can do some pretty amazing things - all while improving your efficiency & creating savings. We've come pretty far on our own, but really need your support and interest to make this product a reality.

 

 

on KickStarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1606462593/rest-easy-weve-got-your-hvac-covered

 

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Interesting idea.  I was wondering how they would accomplish local room control of temperature and see they have just announced their Embue Vent (manufactured in Indianapolis).  One issue with zone control is if the system turns off too many zones the air handling system can be overpressurized and create execessive noise that some people wouldn't want in their home.

 

That being said I am interested in it since my system in my house is a central system with no zone control.  I would like to be able to heat or cool my upstairs rooms independently from the main living space.

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It is interesting.  I'm on the other side of things where I need multiple zones on multiple units.  I have zone equipment with damper motors, etc.

 

Lastly, how many homes have a hot room and a cool room no matter what the temp setting?  Address this easily and you have a winner!  Embue, lets start the review process!

 

I wonder if Embue would let me do a podcast and interview at the Indy facility?

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Glad to see the interest and feedback on our system. 

We were hearing a lot about people with that one cold or hot room from Kickstarter backers. We'd always planned on supporting zoned systems, but realized we needed to accelerate that part of our story. Sometimes its only hot when the sun is shining, or maybe when you've got that wood stove going. But definitely a common problem.


Interesting idea.  I was wondering how they would accomplish local room control of temperature and see they have just announced their Embue Vent (manufactured in Indianapolis).  One issue with zone control is if the system turns off too many zones the air handling system can be overpressurized and create execessive noise that some people wouldn't want in their home.

 

That being said I am interested in it since my system in my house is a central system with no zone control.  I would like to be able to heat or cool my upstairs rooms independently from the main living space.

You're correct that you don't want to close too many dampers. The recommendation from our partners at Jackson Systems for these units is to close no more than 1/3 of your dampers. If you do more than that, then besides noise, you'll also put some strain on the central fan motor. With our controls, we'll check how many you've closed at any one time to stay within the guideline. 

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