15 June 2021
REHAU says its upgraded smart heating control enables users to seamlessly transfer between heating and cooling.
Allowing developers and contractors to provide efficient heating and cooling from a single solution, the NEA Smart 2.0 uses a series of algorithms to regulate temperature. These algorithms allow the device to learn occupant habits and data from multiple sensors in floors and walls, creating optimal conditions for occupants.
Taking the present values for indoors and outdoors temperatures and their trends as well as the learnt data, the intelligent algorithm in the smart control automates heating and cooling so end users do not need to control it themselves. Alongside this, efficiency and comfort for the end user is improved as the required temperature is reached more smoothly without putting maximum demand on the property’s heating or cooling source, including fan coil systems and heat pumps.
Particularly for contractors and developers working on sealed new build projects, ensuring moisture levels are optimal is key to preventing damp and mould that could affect occupant health. So, in order to maintain good air quality between heating and cooling, the system uses a sensor to ensure the dew point in the space is not exceeded, and can control a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels down.
Franz Huelle, head of technical at REHAU Building Solutions, says: “We are pleased to be able to offer a complete solution for heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings. With air quality and moisture control key concerns within the building services industry, we have developed the technology to ensure these variables are constantly controlled. As conditions change, the NEA Smart 2.0 system can continuously learn and update settings to ensure the desired temperature is efficiently met without causing condensation or large energy bills.''