I hope this is the right forum - I couldn't see anywhere else this sort of thing should 'obviously' go. Apologies if there is.
I am about to build a new home and am putting in warm water underfloor heating. The system I am installing is simple and effective, from a local guy (in ChCh), but is lacking a decent control system.
I would like to control the system via my home server (running Ubuntu) and am wondering what my options are. I want to be able to setup on/off times for each day of the week - i.e. turn on longer in the weekends. I would also like to setup some way of turning the system on/off remotely - via web or email etc.
I found this USB relay which looks like it could do the trick. I just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with this device (or similar) and if there are any other devices available out there that would do the job?
I guess I would need to use some USB-Cat5/6 adaptors since the heating system will not be located next to my server. Are there any relay type devices that run directly off the LAN/Cat5-6? Basically a LAN attached relay which would need some sort of web server that allows remote control of the relays via the IP address?
Thanks in advance!