Nibe Heat Pump
The Nibe Heat Pump integration allows you to control and monitor Nibe Heat Pumps in Home Assistant.
Adding Nibe Heat Pump to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar click on Settings.
From the configuration menu select: Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select “Nibe Heat Pump”.
Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.
To communicate with the pump there are a few different connection methods available depending on hardware. At the moment the following methods are supported.
- Connection Methods
UDP Gateway using NibeGw
The heat pump exposes an RS485 interface for communication with extensions. This can be used to speak to the pump by emulating the Nibe MODBUS40 accessory.
Since the pump will go into an error state if the accessory is not responding, dedicated hardware running a gateway software is the preferable choice.
This can be built using a Raspberry Pi with an RS485 hat, an Arduino with RS485 support or an ESP32 with RS485 converters.
An ESPHome base hardware solution also works well, and integrate nicely into Home Assistant.
An Arduino-based solution has been tested by OpenHAB community with Arduino uno + RS485 and Ethernet shields. The ProDiNo NetBoards are also supported. A ProDiNo has an Ethernet and RS-485 port on the board.
Raspberry Pi / Linux
A standard Linux application for running the Nibe Gateway software is also available.
Home Assistant support connecting to Nibe heat pumps over Modbus over either TCP or RCU like connections. When connecting to the pump inside a Home Assistant, the Modbus connection string must be specified.
The newer S-series pump exposes a built-in TCP Modbus server that can be used to communicate with the pump. To enable support for this integration, the pump must be connected to your local network and network (5.2 - Network settings) and Modbus (7.5.9 - Modbus TCP/IP) must be enabled. More details on the Modbus support in the pump can be found in Nibe document M12676EN.
tcp://[IP OR HOSTNAME]
tcp://[IP OR HOSTNAME]:502
If your system is equipped with a MODBUS40 accessory, this can be used to control your pump. To connect Home Assistant to the MODBUS40 accessory, a RS485 USB dongle is needed, which can be locally connected to your Home Assistant system, or on a separate computer exposed via ser2net
serial://[DEVICE PATH]for direct local connection
rfc2217://[IP OR HOSTNAME]:[PORT]for a ser2net type proxy