Every Flair system needs at least one Flair Puck.* This Puck is configured as a Gateway and plugged into power using the supplied cable and adapter. A Gateway Puck is connected to your home WiFi and bridges all your Flair devices to the internet over an ad hoc RF (radio frequency) network.
Gateway Pucks are the only Flair devices connected to WiFi. All other Flair devices communicate with a Gateway Puck over RF.
Based on the layout and construction of your home - or the size of your Flair system - more than one Gateway Puck may be required to create a large enough RF network in your home to keep Flair devices online.
- Central Systems
- Mini Splits, Window Units, and Portables
- Ducted Mini Split Systems
- Large Systems
- Pro Tips
Each room with Smart Vents needs a temperature sensor so Flair can keep track of temperature changes in the room.
For Flair homes without an integrated smart thermostat, this temperature sensor must be a Flair Puck.
For Flair homes with an integrated ecobee or Honeywell T9 or T10 smart thermostat, Flair can read the temperature from the thermostat as well as their room sensors, so you may use those in place of a Puck. Keep in mind that you will need enough Gateway Pucks in your home to facilitate the RF signal to all Smart Vents.
For Flair homes with an integrated Google Nest WiFi smart thermostat, Flair can read the temperature from the thermostat and you may use that in place of a Flair Puck in a room with Smart Vents. However, at this time Google Nest does not allow third-party access to its room sensor data. Once they do, Flair will implement support for using Nest room sensors.
Mini Splits, Window Units, and Portables
Get one Flair Puck per unit. For mini splits, this is one Puck per indoor head unit.*
Ducted Mini Split Systems
Get one Flair Puck to control the mini split. You may need to purchase a wall-mounted IR receiver (check with your mini split manufacturer). If you're using Smart Vents, also get one Flair Puck per room with Smart Vents.*
For large systems with more than 11 Flair devices (including the Gateway Puck), use the Large System Calculator to determine the minimum number of Gateway Pucks required for your home.
For systems where a visible wire is not desirable, we recommend either of these solutions:
- Use the Flair USB Mount plugged into an outlet 48" from the floor
- Use a Puck as a dedicated networking device