Thanks for sharing this. In your case, where one outdoor unit is servicing multiple head units, Flair will allow a user to select heat in one room and cool in another. In other words, while the outdoor unit can only be either in heating or cooling mode, a user, using either their remote or our Puck is still able to select a set of incompatible options on each head unit.
I guess I can re-set the devices in setup as “cool only” or “heat only” depending on the season, but this means changing each device on a regular basis, which seems to a be a bit onerous
There are a few options to solve this.
In Auto Mode, we will automatically select your minisplits ‘Auto’ if you select Heat/Cool (both) as the unit capability (this can be changed in Home Settings —> IR Devices; you should also have the Flair system in Heat/Cool at the home screen). In this scenario, you shouldn’t need to do any work selecting heat only or cool only. This should allow your system to automatically figure out the right thing to do at the outdoor unit.
Is there a way to build in this intelligence?
While we initially thought doing something similar to the remote you used to use, we now think handling the multiple head unit scenarios can be done in a smarter way. We might begin by having you describe your physical situation in our App (3 head units, 1 outdoor unit) and then we can apply mode logic. Our understanding is that you’re looking for independent temperature control of each indoor unit (room 1 can be set to 78 and room 2 can be set to 70, and so on).
The first thing we might do is implement a way to describe your physical situation in our app (3 head units, one outdoor unit) and then we can start to apply some of the mode logic you are after. Our understanding is that each head unit can have independent temperature control (i.e., room 1 can be set to 78, room 2 can be set to 70, etc.), the mode has to be the same for each room as a result of having one compressor (as a side note, our engineering team says that this can be a bit more subtle with heat, but we can talk about that later if you would like).
I’ve already passed this feedback back to the team and we’re looking into building in this functionality. I hope this helps! Thanks for bringing this up.