I have a question about operating modes.
We operate a bed and breakfast in an old, renovated home. I just had multi-zone mini-split ductless heat pumps installed. I like the Flair for its apparently very simple functionality. I've bought one as a test but have not yet installed it.
I have two bedroom rooms that each have an indoor unit that are connected to the same outdoor unit (Mitsubishi). A 2 to 1 configuration. Our goal is to make it very easy for a guest to choose a temperature and have the room eventually reach that temp. I don't want the guest to have to have to learn to put the unit in the heating or cooling mode - just set a temp and relax. Also, we need for the system to respond appropriately if one guest asks for a cold temp in one room and a guest in the other room asks for a warmer temp.
I realized that the multi-zone units cannot cool and heat at the same time (installed a multi-zone system for cost reasons instead of single zone). My expectation was that the system would be smart enough to reach the setpoint in one room, and then switch modes and pursue the setpoint in the other room. I know that the guest may need to be patient.
My question - When I select a temperature using the Flair Puck, does the Flair tell the unit to go into either "heat" or "cool" mode, or does it tell the unit to go into "Auto" mode? After installation, I see that the manual says to not put these units in "auto" mode when connected to a multi-zone system. That seems bad. But I'm wondering if the Flair will just be smart enough to tell one unit to, for example, cool one room to 65 when a guest asks for it, and the heat the other room to 75 when the guest in the other room asks for it (yes, we have guests that want wildly different temps) after the first room reaches 65.
You're probably saying that we should have installed single zone systems. And you're right. But we didn't. I'm new to ductless mini-splits. Lesson learned.
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