Periodic Blower (Fan only) Cycle

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    John Bartlet

    Right now, we do not support this custom mode due to the way our backend integration works with ecobee. We do have a mode that we're testing where your Smart Vent can look at the air temperature coming from the fan and measure this against the temperature seen in the room, but that doesn't seem like something you're looking for with ventilation.

    Most, if not all, of our customers look for temperature-based automation, but I've passed this on to our engineering team to consider with respect to ventilation-based automation.

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    Ken Schnautz

    The ecobee has this 'venting' option built-in - it's really not a custom option either (see item 2). Ecobee's API even allows for that to be detemined easily:

    https://www.ecobee.com/home/developer/api/examples/ex4.shtml

    Call:

    curl -s -H 'Content-Type: text/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer ACCESS_TOKEN'
    'https://api.ecobee.com/1/thermostatSummary?json=\{"selection":\
    {"selectionType":"registered","selectionMatch":"","includeEquipmentStatus":true\}\}'

    with the response indicating which units are running:

    {
    "thermostatCount": 1,
    "revisionList": [
    "318324666666:Main Floor:true:150212154942:150202090801:150212155501:150212154000"
    ],
    "statusList": [
    "318324666666:auxHeat1,fan"
    ],
    "status": {
    "code": 0,
    "message": ""
    }
    }

    In my case, I think that having an 'OPEN ALL VENTS ON FAN ONLY' option would be sufficient. Or, an 'OPEN VENTS when NOT COOLING and NOT HEATING' would probably be more universal for other applications, like this one.

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    Austin J Donohoe

    I agree with Ken, I would very much like this option. Usually our bedroom gets warm and stale with 2 adults and 2 large dogs sleeping, and we use the blower fan 20min/hr over night to keep air moving and even cool the room when the thermostat is set to heat. 

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    James Maniaci III

    I am also looking for a way for my vents to open when I have the fan circulating air periodically using the ecobee.   Is there an easy way to get this done.   Step by step example maybe?

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    Jacob Hull

    +1 for this feature. Would love to have vents closed if heater is blowing and room is warm enough, but open if fan only is blowing.

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    Gary Menszyk

    +1 also! We usually have had the fan going at a lower rate when it is neither heating or cooling to freshen the air.

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    James Arthur

    Please add this functionality. I have my fan turn on to filter the air but the HVAC can't push the air out of the rooms with closed vents.

    Also I'll run the fan on days where I'm trying to pull the warm air from upstairs into the basement, but with the vent closed, the system can't push the air out.

    Ken's open vents trigger needs to be implemented. I'm going to have to return the vents and puck if they can't do this simple task.

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    Vitaliy K

    Hello Flair team,

    I'd like to have same feature for Nest. Turn on fan periodically and open all vents to allow air to circulate.

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    Matthew Gleed

    I have a two story split level house with an open central stairwell.  This causes heating in the winter to all rise to the upper floor and cooling in the summer to sink to the bottom floor.  I use the periodic fan function of my Ecobee to help even out the upper and lower floor temps.  So I too would like to see this functionality added.  In another post it was stated that this feature request is gaining traction so if votes count you have my vote for this feature.  Thanks.

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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the input! I’ve added your requests for the adaptive circulation feature.

    All the best,
    Finn

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    Brian Wuttke

    I am also looking for this feature with Ecobee and Flair. Would love to see it integrated soon

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