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In this paper, we propose a simple model predictive control (MPC) scheme for Heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in residential houses. Our control scheme utilizes a
fitted thermal simulation model for each house to achieve precise prediction of room temperature and
energy consumption in each prediction period. The set points for each control step of HVAC systems
are selected to minimize the amount of energy consumption while maintaining room temperature
within a desirable range to satisfy user comfort. Our control system is simple enough to implement in
residential houses and is more ecient comparing with rule-based control methods.
Model predictive control, air conditioning, thermal simulation
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