Flair and Nest

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    Daniel Myers

    Hi Mark,

    We are working with Google on getting our integration live again but waiting on their process still.  We'll be certain to send out an email update to our email lists when this changes.

    When the Nest integration is live again, it will be able to do mirror mode which works with any integrated smart thermostat.  You'll need a Puck as a gateway no matter what because it serves as the Hub for the additional Pucks in your system.  Pucks configured as gateways don't lose any functionality compared to Pucks configured as Sensors (so yes, you can control a minisplit with a gateway Puck), the only real difference is that Pucks configured as gateways must be plugged in with the included usb adapter and cable where as non gateway Pucks can run off of he included batteries. 

    Some users don't mind the wire on the wall used to power the gateway, others, put the gateway in a room that its easy to hide the wire (for instance, putting the Puck behind a couch where the wire is well hidden) and our Pro installers tend to put in an extra Puck, not connected to any equipment to serve as a dedicated gateway so that all the Pucks in a living space can run totally wirelessly.

    Cheers,
    Dan

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    Ricky Tenzer

    Hi,

    Potential new buyer here. Really waiting on the Nest integration before jumping onboard. Any updates at all? Is this expected anytime soon or are we months/years away?

    Thanks,

    Ricky

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    Daniel Myers

    Hi Ricky,

    The latest is that we recently passed the required security audit for Nest integration thus are hoping to be live in the coming months.  That said, we are working through their process and are waiting on their technical review of the integration which we don't have an exact timeline for yet.  It is a fairly straight forward review (the security audit was the bigger/slower step) so hopefully we can have something out soon!  We'll be sure to do an email blast when its released.

    Cheers,
    Dan

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    Ricky Tenzer

    Dan,

    How can I get on this email blast list?

    Thanks!

    Ricky

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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Ricky,

    You can sign up for our newsletter here:

    flair.co/email-sign-up

    Keep in mind that you can use Flair with Nest as a non-integrated thermostat and then integrate the Nest later.

    Flair works with all thermostats, opening and closing Smart Vents to redirect air to the rooms that need it most.

    Do I need a smart thermostat to use with Flair?

    All the best,

    Finn

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    Ricky Tenzer

    Finn,

    My concern is spending money on the system that won't allow me to adequately do what I want it to do. In my house, the master bedroom is always hotter than the other rooms (I know it's usually either or during the change in seasons but I guess this room is better insulated, I live in a 130 year old home with no insulation lol) and I want it cooled longer during the summer and heated less during the winter. Say my Nest is set to 20 C and my daughter's room has the Nest sensor, her vent will stay open until it hits the set point and will close at that point, but that point is also when the thermostat will stop cooling, so how much more cold air am I going to get in the master bedroom? I can only see this system working in the winter when my master bedroom stops needing heat since my daughter's room always takes longer to heat.

    Am I misunderstanding?

    Thanks,

    Ricky

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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Ricky,

    You could get another Nest sensor for your Master Bedroom and let that drive the thermostat during the summer. Then get two Smart Vents, one for the Master Bedroom and one for your daughter's room to close to prevent overheating and overcooling. That would be a minimal solution.

    Alternatively, you could outfit additional rooms that seem to cool faster with Smart Vents to also close when the AC is on and move cool air to the Master Bedroom.

    I'm going to make this into a support ticket so we can discuss it further.

    All the best,

    Finn

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