I’m updating a heating and venation system, what CO2 sensor has the best Vera support? I need to be able to active the venation system in order to reduce CO2 levels in an area where people are sleeping in a water heated building. I am not looking for a detector, I need to be able to set the CO2 levels that trip the venation system.
I am using Netatmo, so far best CO2 sensor with widest range, just needed to use Netatmo plugin (not that original Vera but the one from MiOS store), works flawlessly several years. Z-wave CO2 are much more expensive and not so good range.
A lot of the base code for Netatmo Wheater station should be the same for the Netatmo Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitor. Maybe we could start a vera crowd fund to buy him a Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitor and help motivate him to write a plugin for it lol
I don’t think the Netatmo Weather station will work with the Ezlo firmware with out and update to the plug-in
I don’t see the Philio CO2 Sensor on the supported product list from vera . . . . . . . . .
The Philio CO2 Sensor looks like it would be the most practical solution, just mount it above a power outlet and fish your wires in the wall then replace the wall outlet with a outlet that has a USB port to power the sensor.
There’s no device file for CO2 (there’s one for CO, but it’s a completely different thing), so you’ll need to use the generic sensor plugin. It’ll be OK, I use one to measure a tank and it’s only annoying that you’re going to miss the unit label and you’ll get a generic “Level” label. Plus, you’ll have to write your own rules/scenes and/or a virtual sensor. But it’s really easy to build. I’m not good at all at soldering, just find pre-cabled version of NodeMcu/sensors and you’ll good to go.
Are you looking for a CO sensor or a CO2 sensor? They are two different gases and need to have two different sensors. If you are looking for CO2 sensors that will be problematic and I have never seen a CO2 sensor that will work with any Z-wave/Zigbee controllers without significant modification. There are lots of CO sensors out there but they only give on/off (good/bad) and won’t give you a quantitive value.
CO2 sensors need to be mount 4 feet from the floor. I’ve told if the CO2 sensors are not aesthetically pleasing there not getting mounted on the walls lol I don’t think I’ll be building my own CO2 sensors for this application.
I’ve E-mail Philio about there CO2 Sensor PAT12 I’ll have to see what they have to say. . . . . .
There are lot of wave/Zigbee/Bluetooth CO2 Sensors out there but there more common in Europe and Asia. What I’m looking for is basic model that works with vera or one that has a good API. CO2 is a bigger problem in commercial building & building that are water heated. In a house that is heated with water heating you have less air movement than in a house that has a furnace. In a house your CO2 levels are the highest while people are sleeping. High levels of CO2 can make it hard for you to wake up in the morning, make your body feeling sore and leave you feel tired for the first 4 or so hours your awake. It effects everyone differently. CO2 won’t kill you but it will leave you feeling shitty in the morning lol