Often we are asked how many vents are needed to be replaced for Hibersense to operate effectively and our answer is always the same. “You should put sensors in every room and replace all (or most) vents.”
Of course, this is the easy answer, but it is also the correct answer as it allows Hibersense maximum information and control of airflow (the key driver of comfort in individual rooms). In our experience, you just cannot replace a few vents and expect to have sufficient airflow control. If you could, you would be able to open and close one or two vents manually and be happy but you know this does not work because you have tried that!
Many times, people try to figure out how they can use Hibersense products in a way that makes sense to them, but not following our recommendations. The problem with this approach is that most of us don’t know how to engineer an HVAC duct system nor how to fix a system that is already installed. This is where the power of Hibersense can come into play, but only if you let it.
Hibersense analyzes the data from all room sensors and all vent sensors while monitoring your preferred settings and room occupancy. Hibersense then intelligently conditions rooms as needed unlike conventional “smart” thermostats that still indiscriminately blow air around the entire house. Further, Hibersense can make additional recommendations for system operations based on temperature of conditioned air at each vent. It should be well noted that individual vent discharge air temperature is NOT the same in every vent. This further adds to the challenge of comfort control which NO thermostat can monitor let alone control.
These are just some of the reasons why we recommend what we do. There are many, many more factors that impact your HVAC system’s ability to properly heat and cool your home. Thankfully, we no longer need to accept these limitations and we now have the power to take control, but only if we do so properly.
Hibersense carries more than 22 different vent sizes and styles (with even more available for special order). That said, the #1 challenge to successfully retrofitting our smart zoning solution into your home is finding the correct size vent for the existing duct boot.
So what happens when you don’t have our “standard” size or if you have a custom configuration? Considering the age of our nation’s housing stock and variation in ductwork & duct boots “standards” around the country we face this challenge more than we would like.
The good news is that thanks to the Hibersense modular approach to our vent design you are able to custom configure our dampers in various applications. This example fills an 8×8 duct boot with two slightly modified 4×8 Hibersense dampers. These can then be installed behind the existing register (or in this case a return grill was used).
While we anticipate covering more vent sizes as we grow, there is simply no reason to wait to install a smart zoning solution with Hibersense. We have seen custom installations in antique homes, new homes, baseboard openings, condo conversions and more.
Reach out to us today to find out how we can solve your comfort challenges.
Why settle for a smart thermostat when you can have a smart home command center?
Today’s smart thermostats focus on energy efficiency which is a goal we at Hibersense believe in wholeheartedly.What makes Hibersense different is that we believe homeowners should control their thermostat not the other way around. We focus on satisfying the homeowner not forcing “savings” when they just want to be comfortable in the rooms they are in.
While other thermostats may be “smart,” they are unable to understand or interpret what is happening throughout the entire home. This means the heating and cooling systems are often turned to a setting that causes occupant discomfort. Essentially the thermostat thinks no one is home when in fact someone is but they are just not “seen” by the thermostat.
The current Hibersense system uses a network of room sensors to gather data from all rooms. Data that includes; temperature, pressure, humidity, light, and occupancy. We use that data to understand the thermal dynamics of your home including how it changes throughout the day and how long it takes individual rooms to condition. User preferences are entered through an application and controlled through a Hibersense Hub that commands an HVAC control switch conditioning the home as needed.
With the upcoming arrival of the Hibersense Thermostat, we are combining our current hub and HVAC switching into one beautiful device that is installed where your current thermostat is located. No special wiring needed (just a “C” wire like every other WIFI thermostat).
The Hibersense Thermostat will be available for purchase with or without Hibersense Smart Vents (for room-by-room zoning) and if desired, can become your Smart Home Command Center. This new thermostat will include an IoT Gateway enabling the easy addition of enhanced and optional Hibersense features, functions, alerts, and dashboards as well as the opportunity to add multiple new sensors and actuators.
Hibersense appoints Future Ready Solution of Bonita Springs, Florida as their manufacturer’s representatives and distribution partner for the US.
Future Ready Solutions has assembled and presented the best brands for systems integrators and installers that service the residential & commercial integration markets. Future Ready Solutions is dedicated to being a hybrid supplier that operates both as a nationally powerful representative company AND a distributor focused on high-performance connectivity solutions for the custom integration channel.
There are roughly 70-million homes and countless businesses in the US that have a single-thermostat forced-air HVAC system. In such an environment, it is nearly impossible to achieve a balanced level of comfort in every room. Hibersense is an intelligent solution that delivers improved quality of life as well as improved energy efficiency and critical energy usage data. Hibersense represents a tremendous opportunity for HVAC contractors and technology integrators as the only scalable whole-house or whole-office climate solution that gathers data from every room for intelligent climate management. The Hibersense smart hub, sensors, and automated vents ensure room-to-room comfort for nearly any environment. The sensor reports temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, light, and motion data from each room to the hub, making this the smartest climate solution by far.
“Hibersense is excited to work with Eric Bodley and the entire Future Ready Solutions team to bring our innovative balanced comfort HVAC solution to homes and businesses throughout the US,” stated Bob Fields, Hibersense COO. “With so many homes and work spaces plagued by the discomfort of unbalanced HVAC, I am confident that we will realize significant growth and brand visibility throughout the country.”
Contact Future Ready Solutions to find your local Sales Representative: Telephone: 239-948-3789 Email: email@example.com Website: FutureReadySolutions.com
Hibersense and Future Ready Solutions presented their first product workshops during virtual CEDIA 2020.