Zones are the regions of a home that can be heated, cooled or ventilated by an HVAC Device (a Smart Thermostat, Minisplit, Window AC, etc.). Flair uses zone information to understand how rooms will be affected by central heating or cooling. It also uses zone information to understand what rooms are heated or cooled with IR devices.
If a home has a single thermostat, the entire home has one zone. Each climate-controlled room in this home is part of this zone. Minisplits and other devices are typically designed to heat or cool a single room. In this situation, that room doubles as a zone.
Flair supports complex zone configurations. For example, a home with two Smart Thermostats usually has two zones. Each room in that home may belong to one zone or both zones. Another example of a complex zone configuration is a home with a Smart Thermostat for central heating and in-room Minisplits for cooling. Flair can support this dual-zone setup.
Flair must be configured in the App to accurately reflect your home’s HVAC equipment and zonal layout. Otherwise, automatic control may operate in unclear or unintentional ways.
Some Smart-Home systems use the term “zone” to refer to a collection of rooms. Flair’s usage of “zone” refers only to the HVAC-related definition