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Automating a trace heating system with monitoring data

Using weather data to turn trace heating on

2023-04-20 18 min

Description & Show Notes

Simon uses a Davis Weather station and Sonoff power sockets to automate his trace heating system.

Simon Bell needed a way to automate turning his trace heating system on and off. He was already collecting weather data with his Davis Weather Station, and so he decided to use this as a trigger for the trace heating. His solution? When the temperature drops below a certain threshold, his monitoring tool sends a notification to a smart plug to turn on the trace heating. 

Simon comes on the podcast to talk through his solution step by step. 

Note that part of Simon's solution involves working with grid-powered power sockets. Before attempting this project, please read and understand the instructions and safety guidelines on the Tasmota project pages (links in the blog posts below).

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