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    Daniel Myers

    This is awesome feedback and appreciate the speedy input.  I know I have been salivating at getting variable speed control integrated with the vents since we started the company, literally :)

    I think Gary Menszyk's list includes the requests from above.  Sharing this thread with the team and will try to come up with some timing.  Given its January, my hope is that we could be in good shape for AC season with some late winter/early spring testing.  Since its a bit more advanced (I hope!) than what we do with ecobee, Honeywell, and Nest, I'm guessing we may need a tad more time to build confidence and tweak logic.

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    Daniel Myers

    Hi Gary,

    We have reached out to them via the provided email addresses here: https://openapi.ing.carrier.com/Content/pdf/getting-started.pdf  but haven't gotten a response from their team yet.  We are currently back channeling since they aren't responsive on these email addresses.

    All the best,
    Dan

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    Gary Menszyk

    Thanks for looking into this. Sounds a bit discouraging though.

    Looks like the API was released years ago (2016) and I can't find a single reference to any one using it in the past year :-(.

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    Gary Menszyk

    Daniel Myers

    The document you referenced above appears to have been updated on July 23, 2020.

    This seems to indicate the program is alive!

    Can you see if this is alive. Flair providing integration through Carrier thermostats would be a great selling point.

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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Gary,

    I've added a feature request so we can track this. Thanks for the update!

    All the best,

    Finn

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    Rob Eckert

    Hi, is there any update on this feature?  Or can you look at the Infinitude project https://github.com/nebulous/infinitude  to provide an integration?

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    Greg Lyons

    Installed 16 vents and created 5 zones over the summer and it has helped for sure, but still no direct control due to no Carrier Infinity integration, any updates?

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    Gary Menszyk

    Carrier's API is obviously available. There is a HomeBridge plugin at https://github.com/grivkees/homebridge-carrier-infinity which uses the Carrier API to allow access to Carrier/Bryant systems via Apple Homekit so Flair should be able to put something together to get this working.

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    Daniel Myers

    Hey All, Quick update - We signed an API agreement with Carrier and are roadmapping the work internally.  Now that the Nest integration is out of the way, we have a few different projects for our engineering team in Q1 but this is definitely one that we are pushing to get in the engineering queue.  If there are specific features or behaviors you'd like to see with this integration, please do share!

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    Greg Lyons

    That's great to hear.  I'm happy to be a beta tester when you get something functional.  Integration to control the zones and set the schedule from the flair system and have that port back to the "carrier schedule" (or however the API allows for connecting) would be ideal.  Just having the system be functional and call for the areas that still need served would be great.  

    We have about a 5F temp difference across in two different zones during the winter so far with the middle of the house were our current thermostat is.  Having this would be a game changer for true controllability.  

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    Rob Eckert

    Besides the obvious of being able to turn the AC/Heat on when needed, I think being able to intelligently control the 2stage heat/cool and 3 stage fan would be good.   

    i.e. if one room needs heat, the fan and heat should be turned on low, and maybe a limiter to not have the fan high if more than a certain percent of the vents are closed.  

    I can't remember if your devices had the pressure sensor on them as well, but if they do then the fan speed can be intelligently controlled by the pressure in the system as well.  i.e. if the pressure is too high, turn the fan speed down a setting.

     

     

     

     

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    Gary Menszyk

    Fantastic news. Been waiting for 2 years for something. Now to see how much functionality in the Carrier API.

    • Knowing when the system is on heating or cooling instead of inferring would allow things to be more responsive.
    • Being able to set the Carrier targets for heating and cooling would finally allow closed loop control.
    • Taking advantage of variable fan speed and Carrier stages to manage back pressure would allow much more flexibility than the current scheme.

    I was about to give up and retrofit Carrier zone controls and scrapping the Flair vents/pucks but will hold off pending a potentially useful solution from Flair.

    Now, if only Flair would support Homekit integration... (I know there is a Homebridge plugin, but not the same as true integration).

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    Upen Patel

    I have been waiting for Flair integration with Carrier Infinity to buy the system. Good to see that you are finally looking into it. Happy to be a beta tester.

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    Steven Martinez

    I have two Carrier Infinity heat pump and air handler systems in my house and would love to test this product/integration. I have been looking for a product such as this to keep the right temperature across different rooms that would work with my Carrier Infinity systems.

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    Gary Menszyk

    Any update on this regarding timing?

    Thanks.

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    Greg Lyons

    Daniel Myers. Same comment as above, any updates on timing?

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    Daniel Myers

    We are working on this!

    Cheers,
    Dan

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