Hey Hubitat fam,
I am very new to the space of home automation, and am currently undertaking some research on what is possible with the Hubitat, and would love some input from anyone kind enough to take the time out of their day to help out.
My desired primary usage of the Hubitat is automation of our passive solar greenhouse (PSGH).
What I would like to know is if it's possible with the Hubitat to achieve the following:
Hook up sensors to the Hubitat and get a constant read out on temperature and relative humidity at 2 vertical locations in the PSGH. Should the delta T between the two reach a certain threshold, have it so some fans will turn on to induce circulation. Furthermore, it is desired that once a certain temperature is reached at the top sensor, then it's programmed to automatically open up the vents via a linear actuator. Similarly, it is desired that should a certain temperature be reached, that a thermally insulated blanket go over the polycarbonate glazing of the greenhouse to increase the R value and mitigate the loss of longwave radiation.
Monitor the temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 levels in the root cellar and have alerts set up should any of the above variables get out of a suitable range of values.
From what I have researched, this shouldn't be too much for the Hubitat to tackle. I am however more familiar with weather stations and sensors that are not compatible with the Hubitat.
I am wondering if anyone has experience with a project whereby there is crossover with the above problems and if so what sensors you used and if you would recommend them.
Thanks in advance for any insights you are able to provide!