Category Archives: The House

Home Assistant: Cheap Multi-Room Temperature & Humidity sensors

I have been using the Honeywell Evohome system in our house for multi-zone underfloor heating since it’s we’ve moved in. I’ve also been having issues with this system since that time and it’s cost me a lot of work to get it to do what it should do and I’m really fed up with it!

This video is the first step into replacing that system! In this video we’re going to set up an easy to configure and cheap multi-room temperature sensing system with Home Assistant at its heart.
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Home Assistant: 10$ WiFi energy meter with ESPhome

Ever since we’ve moved to our new house we have been having trouble keeping our energy usage in check. To combat this problem I’ve bought a bunch of 10$ energy meters which can be flashed without any soldering to the awesome ESPhome firmware!

This guide will show you how to do this and how to get everything setup in Home Assistant and Grafana!

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ESP8266 LED Lighting: Installing COB LED downlights controlled using QuinLED

Because we’re now living in the house I can finally get to work on installing the actual lights I’m going to be using all throughout the house. So, I made a video on how to install lights and connected them to QuinLED!

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Let’s talk about: Which network cable to get

There is a lot of talk on the internet about which cable you need and what you should or shouldn’t get. Some people say CAT7 is never needed and some say you are an idiot if you still buy CAT5e? What do you really need, let’s talk about that! Continue reading Let’s talk about: Which network cable to get

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