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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Sal,

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    How are you using the data?

    All the best,

    Finn

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    Sal

    Thanks for the reply.

    I think flair is fantastic, and I'm excited to share how well its working for our place.
    Before we had the 8 vents and 2 pucks, I would set the thermostat to 26 C / 79 F in order to keep the basement hovering around 22 C / 72 F. Even then, the basement fireplace (turns on at 72) would be running regularly.

    Now, I can set my thermostat to 23 C / 73 F, and the basement hovers between 22-24 C / 72-75 F. The fireplace rarely turns on on its own. The basement is much more comfortable now, super happy! It also made a huge difference when the AC was running - keeping the upstairs cool and the basement not frozen lol.(I also had a summer schedule to open all vents and central air fan circulate the air overnight).

    I really like having data to share with friends and family, as well as checking how its been performing. I'm disappointed that I don't have more data saved. I feel like the "Flair demographic" would also be keen on data, so just makes sense to appeal to the users :)


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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Sal,

    Thanks! Nice how you calculated the delta. I agree, this is great information for our users. One of the considerations is the cost of storing data over a long period. What timeframe do you feel would be reasonable as a free feature vs a paid feature?

    All the best,

    Finn

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    Sal

    Hey Finn,

    Thanks for the reply. My opinion on the free feature would be 1-month of data available via .csv or automated email (with csv).

    A really valuable tool for a paid feature may be to have 1 or 2 years of data, and an annual report with insight on savings, performance, recommendations, etc.
    At the moment my running avg. delta is +1 in the basement, but I don't really know the limits of if I can get more, or the tradeoffs in having larger temperature swings. I'm also curious on how smart thermostat integration will benefit the delta. An annual report would be a great paid feature.

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    Flair Customer Support

    Hi Sal,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Also, you can also use our API to get data programmatically on a regular basis.

    In order to get developer credentials, please complete this form:

    https://forms.gle/VohiQjWNv9CAP2ASA

    The site at https://flair.co/api has information on authentication and examples of how to do many common actions - read temperatures, open/close vents, adjust set points, control a mini split, etc.

    There is an example python client available at https://github.com/flair-systems/flair-api-client-py and a few additional examples available at https://github.com/flair-systems/flair_api_client_python_examples.

    All the best,

    Finn

     

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