Forecasting Single Detached Residential Heat Demand byMonitoring Central Thermostat Response to Weather Conditions

This research seeks to find a method of predicting how much heating is required to maintain comfort in homes. By collecting information such as outside weather conditions and inside temperatures along with thermostat ontime, a method of predicting the needed heat for the home will be determined. Research involves installing devices in homes that record this information which will then reported to the researcher to create a mathematical representation of how unique home heating systems respond to outside conditions. This research would lead to the development of control devices that will reduce heating costs for homeowners while maintaining comfort, especially in homes that use multiple heating devices or take advantage of time-of-day power rates.

Faculty Supervisor:

Clifton Johnston


Nathaniel King


Springboard Atlantic


Engineering - mechanical


Professional, scientific and technical services


Dalhousie University



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