Integrating with Ecobee

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    Chris McIntyre

    I am an ecobee user and have 9 Flair vents. At this point the system does a good job of balancing room temperatures. I have ecobee sensors in each room, so I only have one puck centrally located in the House. I set it to keep the ecobee in control of the temperature, and it works well. I use a schedule to even keep a couple of rooms a degree cooler than usual at certain times of the day. At this point I don’t believe Flair takes room occupancy from the ecobee into account, just temperature.

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    Flair Customer Support

    I wanted to add a quick update here...

    Flair can use the occupancy readings from remote sensors from ecobee or Honeywell. To enable it, in the Flair app, go to Home Settings->System Settings and enable "Remote Sensor Occupancy".

    Flair's Set Point Controller setting determines what "drives everything". Set to "Thermostat" and Flair reads set points and schedules from your ecobee. Set to "Flair App" and Flair controls the set point. If you let Flair control everything and are using a schedule, make sure your schedule is on Flair, not your thermostat (or it will conflict).

    All the best,

    Finn

     

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    Cullen Ponte

    So, I have an Ecobee with the Flair Set Point Controller set to "Thermostat". I use Ecobee sensors, am on a Time of Use electric rate plan, have Ecobee's Eco+ enabled and have schedules set up in both Ecobee and Flair. The two schedules is a bit of a pain because if I make changes, I have to update both schedules. It sounds like maybe I should remove/deactivate the Ecobee schedule altogether (if that's even possible) and let the temperatures of my house be driven by just the Flair schedule. That should still let the Eco+ do it's thing, yes?

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    Chris McIntyre

    I would do the opposite. With the ecobee schedules you don’t really need to use flair schedules. The only time I have ever used them is if I wanted to keep one room a degree or so different from the set point. You don’t want them fighting with each other. Right now I don’t have any flair schedules at all.

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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Cullen,

    A Flair schedule may conflict with an ecobee schedule and we recommend having one or the other.

    Additionally, a Flair schedule will take priority over any changes made by the Eco+ feature, so it makes sense to remove the Flair schedule as Chris McIntyre suggests.

    All the best,

    Finn

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