Airzone integrates with Lutron for comprehensive home automation
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Lutron customers can now control their inverter/VRF and ductless units with Lutron controllers.
Airzone, provider HVAC control solutions, has announced a new integration with lighting and shading control system provider Lutron. The new integration enables temperature control HVAC energy efficiency via Lutron’s Homeworks home automation system.
Over the past 25 years, Airzone has built protocols for leading inverter, ductless, mini-split, multi-split, and VRF manufacturers enabling two-way control of modern HVAC systems, and now Lutron integrators can offer their Homeworks customers these features via an integration using QSX processors.
Integration between the HVAC sector and home automation systems has lagged due to compatibility issues. The new partnership will allow Lutron customers to control the HVAC of their inverter/VRF and ductless units with as much ease as they control their lighting and shading.
To control a single-zone unit, Airzone integrates with the Lutron Palladiom Thermostat via the Aidoo Pro. This device enables two-way communication between the inverter/VRF unit and the Lutron thermostat, controlling:
● temperature set point
● operation mode
● fan speed
● unit on/off
For multi-zone applications, the integration takes place between the Airzone webserver HUB and the Homeworks QSX Processor, enabling features such as:
● centralized configuration and control of zone parameters
● control of up to 32 separate Airzone HVAC control systems
● control of combined radiant and air heating/cooling stages
● remote error and warning detection of the HVAC unit