Periodic Blower (Fan only) Cycle

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    Flair Support

    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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