I have a Frigidaire window unit that I'd like to make smarter. The remote does NOT have a display (i.e. it just turns the unit on, changes speeds, sets modes, etc.).
Presently, we have to turn it on with the remote and then hit the 'Cool' button to disable the annoying "eco" mode (which we find very uncomfortable).
I've been looking at support articles and this forum but I'm still not quite clear on how Puck would work with a window unit. Does it turn the unit on or off? Or does it just manipulate the set point? Does it provide the ability to turn the unit on or off? If so, does it also include the ability to switch modes? Ideally, I'd like it to switch to "Cool" automatically on turning on (this unit reverts to Eco mode every time it is turned off).
At a minimum, I want to automate the unit on a schedule. It'd be even better if it could also be controlled via Alexa (for those times when we want it cool that are outside of the usual schedule). But I've seen that Alexa doesn't do modes with the way thermostats are handled... so I'm concerned that there might not be a way to turn the unit on and then to have it go to "Cool" mode from the default Eco.
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