SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JUST-IN-TIME CONDITIONING USING A THERMOSTAT

  • US 20100318227A1
  • Filed: 05/04/2010
  • Published: 12/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for reducing the cycling time of a climate control system, said method comprising:

  • retrieving from a database a target time at which a structure is desired to reach a target temperature;

    acquiring the actual temperature inside said structure at a time prior to said target time;

    acquiring the temperature outside said structure at a time prior to said target time;

    retrieving from a database at least a thermal characteristic of said structure;

    retrieving from a database at least a performance characteristic of said climate control system;

    determining the appropriate time prior to said target time at which said climate control system should turn on based at least in part on said thermal characteristic of said structure, said performance characteristic of said climate control system, said inside temperature and said outside temperature; and

    setting the setpoint on the thermostatic controller used to control said climate control system.

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