Sunday, August 12, 2018

Homematic controlled (floor)heating (update)

I've updated some of the programs in my Homematic system, to add some additional error checking (and work my way around some of the bugs)...

I added a display unit, but otherwise the hardware and concept didn't change. The code did (to support the display).

Original post

The original post is here, including a description of the principles and the hardware used. I did add a display module to make debugging easier (should have done that on day 1).

More posts regarding energy saving here (some in English, some in Dutch).

Control main valve

Added some temperature checks to make sure an already warm room doesn't trigger the main valve for whatever reason. I had one time a valve that was stuck, reported open, with the room already warm enough. This additional check hopefully fixes that situation.

It's just a pity I cannot detect failed calibrations (CAL errors).

Show status main valve

Switch on pump 0

Switch off pump 0

The night check at 01:00 switches off the pumps if they're not needed, even if they were switched on for whatever reason during the day (by hand, by me, testing some stuff).

Show pump status

Show valve status (demand)


To simplify maintenance and fooling around 😊 I added a program that resets everything to some default state.

Show service alerts

I'm still trying to detect certain errors, but can only conclude the CCU2 has some bugs. At least I'll show some service errors to highlight empty batteries, but it's not enough, to be honest... And unreliable at that.

Better error / fault handling would make the Homematic stuff a lot more useful for non-nerds...


No comments:

Post a Comment