I'm getting my home set up currently and have reached the point where I will start configuring everything in the app to try and level things out. I have an ecobee on my main floor and the puck upstairs along with some ecobee smart sensors. Currently I only have flair vents on the main floor as the upstairs gets far too hot in the summer. I figure if these are able to keep the upstairs cooler in the summer, I'll also add flair vents upstairs to keep the downstairs warmer in the winter.
So the current system looks like this:
Single zone HVAC
Main level - ecobee thermostat, 5 flair vents (soon to be 6 once the 6x14 comes back in stock), and 3 regular vents. This floor is basically one big room as it's a pretty open floor plan. The temperature reported at the ecobee is usually within 1-3 degrees of any location on this level.
Upper level - Flair Puck, 3 ecobee smart sensors, 7 regular vents. This floor has 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Smart sensors are in 3 of those rooms (master bedroom, my office and my girlfriend's office), the 4th is a spare bedroom that rarely gets used and stays closed most of the time to keep the cats out.
So at this point I'm trying to wrap my head around how best to set this up in the app to accomplish my original goal of keeping the upstairs cooler. I've found a few other threads that are after a similar goal, but either utilize flair vents on both floors, or have the luxury of multiple zones.
I think my best option is to set a schedule so that all the downstairs vents are inactive during the morning/afternoon hours, and leave the ecobee and its sensors to manage the temperature setpoints throughout the day. But, it anyone has any other suggestions I'm open to hearing them.
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