Apologize if this topic is off-topic, but I am looking for recommendation from someone who might be an expert OH user.
Problem: I want to “automate” the old boiler/heater burner that my family has in their home…
Complication: the boiler/heater has two main components:
*** Hot Water system which is composed by a tank filled with hot water generated by the burner**
*** Heater System, which is pretty much composed by an Independent water circuit where the hot water is generated by the same burner**
The burner has some old electronics, which is not working that well anymore, therefore, in order to turn on/off the heater, my dad need to switch on/off the “winter switch” on the burner, which pretty much allow the hot water to flow in the heater pipes…
the problem is that all on-board electronics do jot work anymore, therefore there is no way to “regulate” the temperature… the heater is on or off…
my idea is to insert a device (maybe a nodeMCU) and bypass the “winter switcher”… this device should work as follow:
- turn on heater
- regulate temperature of home
From a device point of view, I think I need something that turn on/off the winter switch, accordingly to two inputs:
- you turn on/off the heater
- temperature is in “range”
I would love if all I described would be accessible via openHAB…
Does it make sense? any suggestion on how to connect the “dots”?