I’m happy to announce 4 more new devices under ST for better comfort and energy savings in your home automation scenarios.
The Flair devices enable multi zoned heating/cooling solutions for your home with new capabilities under ST:
- Amongst others, ability to control mini/window splits, portable heaters/coolers (ex. on/off, heat/cool/dry/fan modes, low/medium/high fan speed, swing on/off commands are supported) for heating/cooling some colder/hotter rooms using scheduled zone(s).
- Support of the US and metric systems.
- Compatible with my Zoned heating/cooling smartapps (_ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule & est ScheduleTstatZones available at my store for targeted heating/cooling in your home)
Most recent versions:
For more details on the Flair capabilities, refer to the flair website.
A contribution fee is required due to the amount of work for the design, development, and testing of the devices (equivalent of a few cups of coffee).
To download the SmartThings code, go to www.ecomatiqhomes.com/store
I’ve developed more than 10k lines of code for integrating the Flair devices into ST.
The code exposes all the relevant Flair devices:
The Puck device: the puck can be used as a sensor (temperature, humidity, room’s pressure) and a gateway for your other flair devices. With My Flair HVACUnit (see below), the puck can control your Mini/Window splits, portable heaters/coolers via IR in a smarter way.
The Flair smart vent: can help you directing your airflow when you mostly need it in your home for colder/hotter rooms
The HVAC Unit: The device can control a large number of mini/window splits, portable heaters/coolers, etc. Flair supports over 250+ brands. You can find a full list at their website. If you don’t find yours in the list, don’t worry! Flair can easily add it to its database.
The Flair Tstat: at the moment, the Flair virtual Tstat can only be used as a sensor (humidity, temperature, heat/cool capabilities). It can be linked to the most popular brands of smart wifi thermostats (ecobee, Nest, and pretty soon Honeywell).
All screenshots here:
_Service Manager (with Ask Alexa Integration for verbal notifications of Daily/Weekly Summary Reports)
- Their unique design is based on a minimum number of state & atomicState variables. See the effect of state variables here:
The Flair devices use the latest async http requests to avoid timeouts as much as possible. They were also designed with some code optimization that allow caching of structures, zones, rooms data for better performances.
All Flair capabilities & attributes are exposed for easier integration with Rule Engines (SmartRules, Core or others)
- The code unlocks all Flair’s rich APIs features.
- The code has been designed to work with my ecosystem of Zoned Heating/Cooling smartapps.
- If you have the Ask Alexa smartapp installed under SmartThings, I’ve integrated some voice reports in the Service Manager (last page) that give you a summary of all events related to the Flair devices for the past day/week (optional)**
For example, for the Flair Vent device, you’ll get the following summary voice report:
In the past 7 days, in the room Office where the vent My Flair Vent Office-186c is located,the room’s average temperature was 26.0 degrees Celsius,the room’s setpoint was 25.0 degrees in average…The vent’s average temperature collected was 28.9 degrees Celsius, the vent’s average level was 29% and there were 147 level changes.The vent’s minimum level was 0% on 2017-10-02 08:17.The vent’s maximum level was 100% on 2017-10-01 22:00.
And,for the Puck device, here is a summary voice report:
At your home, your Flair’s structure is currently in manual mode,the current Flair Away Mode is ThirdParty, and its setpoint mode is currently DeferRooms.In the past 7 days,the average room temperature was 26.7 degrees Celsius,the room’s setpoint was 24.8 degrees in average.The room’s minimum setpoint was 24.0 degrees on 2017-10-01 16:28,and the room’s maximum setpoint was 25.5 degrees on 2017-10-02 21:12.The puck’s average temp collected was 26.8 degrees Celsius.And finally, the puck’s average relative humidity observed was 43.0%.
- As a reminder, I have also built many smartapps to control any ST connected smart vents (Flair, Keen Home, EcoNet, etc.) with many smart features such as:
_ zoning with delta temp (+/-) adjustment per zone(s) activated by schedule _ alternative cooling also activated by schedule _ control of your vents based on any ST temp/motion/contact/presence sensors _ built-in safeguards amongst others, the HVAC static pressure check based on the differential between the puck and the vent (need to be located in the same room) _ avg/median/min/max temp calculations for your thermostat's setpoints adjustment based on all your ST connected sensors (similar to the ecobee's follow me feature) _ ability to set your thermostat to Away or Present based on all your ST motion sensors (similar to ecobee's smart away feature)
Here are the names of the zoned heating/cooling smartapps:
_For the ecobee thermostat:
_For any ST (z-wave, zigbee, wifi) connected thermostat with standard capabilities:
_This last smartapp has less features but can control the vents based on rooms’ temp thresholds.
My zoned heating/cooling smartapps (ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule, ScheduleTstatZones) have been designed to control your HVAC unit (window/split unit, portable heaters and coolers) in a smart way. For example, as a zone/room thermostat, ecobeeSetZoneWithSchedule & ScheduleTstatZones can automatically choose the right fan speed depending on the temp differential in the zone and turn off the unit when it’s not part of the schedule zones for a specific period of the day or when a specific room is not occupied (customizable options).
For more details, refer to