I’m trying to think of the best way to cool/heat only occupied floors in my 3 story townhome. How do you guys handle this?
I know there are motion and presence sensors (infrared or something I suppose) available.
The floor plan is pretty open and as you could imagine there’s stairways you could put motion sensors on.
I was originally thinking to put a motion sensor at the top of each stairwell and have it act sort of like a turnstile (counting up as each person walks up the stairs and subfracting from that as each person goes back down). Then I quickly realized that it won’t know if your going up or down the stairs.
The more reliable option I’d think is to put presence sensors but it’d seem like I need a bunch more to reliably know if someone is on a given floor given rooms and walls.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to approach this goal. Thanks!