One of the new things I’m working on is called “metrics”. These are focused bits of data that allow you to compare your thermostat to other thermostats in your comparison group.
Here’s an example:
There are a few things you can see here:
- Your data. In this case it’s average heat and cool setpoints over the course of an entire year.
- Everyone else’s data. This is the graph in the background that shows, in aggregate, what everyone else sets their thermostat to.
- Comparisons. I can see that I keep my home roughly as warm as everyone else, but I like it a bit on the cool side.
These are powerful because they answer questions like “What does everybody else set their thermostat to?” without making any assumptions or interpretations.
What other metrics do you want to see?
I can do pretty much anything here. It can either be a static value like a setting or something that is calculated based on up to a year of data. Other ideas:
- Heat/cool differential temperature
- Balance point
- Runtime per heating/cooling degree day
- Total time in modes like SmartRecovery