Depending on your goals, you might not need to replace all your vents.
Supply Vents vs Return Vents
Flair Smart Vents are used to replace supply vents. These are the vents used to bring conditioned air into rooms in your home. Return vents are used to draw air from your home back to your HVAC system. These supply and return actions circulate air through your home.
You can identify supply vents by holding a piece of paper up to them when the system is on and blowing air. If the paper blows out into the room, this is a supply vent. If the paper gets sucked back toward the vent, it's a return vent. Do not use Flair Smart Vents on return vents.
It's important to understand your specific airflow scenario to know which Smart Vents to replace.
- Too Much Airflow: A room with too much airflow is hot in winter AND cold in summer. Get a Puck and replace vents in this room. The Smart Vent will close to prevent the room from overheating or overcooling.
- Too Little Airflow: A room with too little airflow is too hot in summer AND too cold in winter. Get a Puck for this room and for the surrounding rooms, get Pucks and replace vents. The Smart Vents will close in other rooms to push cool or warm air to this room to get it to temperature.
- Uneven Temperatures: A room with uneven temperatures is a room that's too cold or too hot in winter AND summer. Or, you may have different rooms with different conditions. In this case, you'll need Pucks and Smart Vents throughout your home. A typical situation is where bedrooms are always warm - not getting enough AC in the summer and getting too much heat in the winter. In winter, the Smart Vents will close to keep the bedrooms from overheating and in summer, the Smart Vents downstairs will close to push more cool air upstairs.
For smart home enthusiasts who crave smart everything, Flair Pucks and Smart Vents work seamlessly with your ecobee or Honeywell WiFI connected smart thermostat. Flair integrates with your smart thermostat schedule and Home/Away settings, reads temperature and occupancy data from remote sensors, and can optionally control your smart thermostat set point to gently nudge it in the right direction.