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AI fault detection for HVAC

The system also warns if target temperatures for heating or cooling are not achieved in a specific time frame

The People Power service can detect inefficiencies in HVAC systems around the clock
The People Power service can detect inefficiencies in HVAC systems around the clock

US-based Internet of Things (IoT) software company, People Power, is launching what claims to be the world’s first artificial intelligence-based (AI) microservice for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) fault detection.


The patent pending HVAC Fault Detection Microservice adds to People Power’s line-up of energy-centric offerings that incorporate AI for energy providers through the company’s white-label smart home services.


The service delivers notifications to residents, property managers, repair professionals and energy providers about HVAC performance and mechanical problems. Available to consumers as a low-cost microservice through energy providers’ smart home offerings, the system warns if target temperatures for heating or cooling are not achieved within a learned period of time.


“The key to reducing costly HVAC repairs comes from knowing when those systems are performing inefficiently. Something as simple as low refrigerant levels in an AC system can lead to repairs or replacements costing several thousand dollars – not to mention the wasted electricity,” said David Moss, chief technology officer of People Power.


He added: “This monthly subscription microservice can potentially save consumers big money on repair and energy costs, while functioning quietly in the background of their lives with 24-hour protection.”


In addition to knowing when HVAC has not reached thermal targets within learned time period, the HVAC Fault Detection Microservice benefits include:

  • Sending in-app notifications and email alerts of problematic performance issues
  • Notifying customer support or repair services during warranty coverage period
  • Integrating with professional monitoring call centres for value-added services
  • Reminding users of manufacturer recommended service and filter replacements
  • It is compatible with a wide range of connected thermostats
  • It works with a variety of other People Power energy microservices.

The microservice works with a range of connected thermostats, including Honeywell Lyric, ecobee, Centralite Pearl, Sensibo Sky, ZEN thermostats, RCS thermostats and Radio Thermostat of America.


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