Controlling multiple ductless mini-split units

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    Flair Support

    Hi William!

    Thanks for the question. I'll go through them in the order you asked.

    1) We work with Nest, ecobee, and the Honeywell Lyric. However, we also work with regular thermostats!

    If you have a Smart Thermostat, like a Nest, ecobee, or Honeywell Lyric, you'll be able to access Flair's full feature set. Learn how to set up Flair with a Smart Thermostat here

    If you're using a regular thermostat, Flair will help balance temperatures throughout your home by automatically adjusting your Smart Vents based on temperature. A Flair Puck installed in a room will be able to control whether a Smart Vent can open and close in that room. However, in this situation the Flair Puck will not be able to turn your home heating or cooling on or off. Learn how to set up Flair with a regular thermostat here

    2) Definitely. You can create a set point temperature for your home. Conversely, you can set holds on individual rooms in your home to have them set to a different temperature.

    3) As of now, it changes the unit's temperature set-point. However, we're building out a feature (it's in beta as of now) that will turn it on and off based on the Puck's set-point and sensed temperature. Stay tuned for more information on that!

     

    Thanks for your questions!

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    bramsonamy

    Hi William

    What has been your experience with multiple ductless mini-split units?

    Advantages of Multi-Zoned Heating and Cooling

    -Custom temperature control makes it easy to maintain precise temperatures in each room/zone
    -Energy-efficient concept and technology helps cut heating and cooling costs significantly
    -Incredibly quiet operation—makes you forget the unit is on
    -Better air circulation improves indoor air quality
    -Quicker heating and cooling contribute to improved comfort
    -Attractive designs enhance the look of your home

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    Vair Corvus

    I have a concern regarding your reply:

    "3) As of now, it turns it changes the unit's temperature set-point. However, we're building out a feature (it's in beta as of now) that will turn it on and off based on the Puck's set-point and sensed temperature. Stay tuned for more information on that!"

    I am looking for a thermostat/mini split solution that will change ONLY the set point, and let the mini split do the "smart" approach to reaching/maintaining that temperature. One of the huge issues I had with hooking up the Nest/ecobee with Mitsubishi's pricey thermostat adapter was that the "smart" thermostats would ruin the mini split's performance by treating it like a typical AC, i.e. deciding when to turn it on/off, short-cycling to adjust temperature.

    Are you saying that the current Puck's feature already avoids turning it on/off ? And lets the mini split decide how to reach/maintain the set temperature?

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    Flair Support

     

    That's correct. The Puck will precisely avoid turning the mini split on/off and let the mini split decide how to reach your set point temperature. We will not cycle the mini split (turn the unit on or off). The Puck will instead adjust the set point on the mini split. Your mini split will decide when to turn itself on or off. As you mentioned, this is smart behavior! We do this to avoid short cycling. 

    With respect to our planned feature: the Puck will still avoid cycling your mini split, with one caveat. If the Puck detects an anomalous condition where after adjusting the set point, the unit seems to be over-cooling or over-heating by more than 4ºC, the Puck will turn the unit off and wait for the temperature to correct. 

     

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