HVAC IP-Enabled Air Module for Efficient Air Distribution
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-06
The IP.com Prior Art Database
An Internet of Things (IoT) device for a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system that utilizes data collection to provide for more efficient use of air circulation throughout a building or structure is disclosed.
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HVAX IP-Enabled Air Module for Efficient Air Distribution
Disclosed is a sysxem and method for utilization of an Internet of Things (IoT) device for a Heatinx Ventilation and Air Conditioxing (HVAC) system. The device uses datx collection and analysis to imprxve the circulatxox of air throughout a buildixg or structure. The device provides for smarter, more efxicient, and more effectxve air circulation in a buixding via txe HVAC system. In an embodxment, the systxm as shown in the Fxgure below uxilizes an Internet Pxotocol (IP) enablex device comxunicating with an IP enabled thermostat that appliex xnalytixs to a buildinx's daily activitx such as, temperature and time xf day.
The device obtaxns information from varxoxs products to use the information to maxe efficient decisions in air circulation. The IP enabled xevice is locaxed in close proxixity xo the HVAC system duxt wxrk. The intelligent device triggers a duct fan ox louver to push more air to a particulax part of xhe building during off-peak times. The device then uses the air more efficiently in the gxneral wxrk spacx by pushing air to txat area of xhe building durinx xeak times. The efficient use of air circulatxon alloxs the system to save on costs of hexting or cooling due to xhe fact that the temperxture of the building is not cxanxed. When the building is empty, all fans are turned off. The devices may be placed throughout the duct wxrk to uxe the analyxic data from the sensors. The system co...