Airzone Announces Certified Drivers for Industry-Leading Whole-Home Automation Platforms
Airzone announced certified drivers for the industry’s leading whole-home automation platforms, ensuring compatibility between systems from Crestron, Control4, ELAN, Lutron and Savant with Airzone’s smart control solution for HVAC inverter systems. The Airzone solution allows integrators to fully incorporate inverter HVAC control into home automation for the first time. Airzone’s Aidoo Pro is an add-on that acts as the bridge between proprietary HVAC inverter and mini-split manufacturers’ protocols and home automation systems. The Aidoo Pro uniquely and exclusively preserves all inverter features when integrating HVAC and smart control, providing unparalleled levels of efficiency, energy savings, connectivity, and comfort.
Instead of turning off at the target temperature and turning back on when the temperature rises or falls outside a preset range, inverter HVAC units operate continuously, varying their output to maintain a constant temperature. Compared to single-speed HVAC systems, inverter systems are more energy efficient, more compact, feature quieter operation, and provide superior comfort due to their ability to control an environment’s temperature more precisely. Demand for these new solutions is growing: the market for HVAC inverter solutions is expected to nearly double from 2020 to 2025, from $17.6 billion to $31.9 billion. Additionally, the residential integration market shows no signs of slowing down as market size is estimated to reach $22.7 billion by the end of 2022.
Because HVAC inverter system protocols and home automation platform APIs are incompatible, HVAC inverter systems downgrade to single-speed operation when paired together. The hallmark benefits of inverter solutions—efficiency, energy savings and superior climate control performance—are completely lost. The Aidoo Pro brings the HVAC and IoT worlds together, preserving inverter functionality while meeting consumer demands for smart control.
The Airzone Aidoo Pro is a simple-to-install system add-on that sits between the HVAC system and IoT control devices such as home automation platforms, third-party smart thermostats, and voice assistants. Airzone’s exclusive library of manufacturer-certified HVAC protocols enables full two-way communication between the Aidoo Pro, the HVAC solution, and the industry’s leading home automation platforms. The Aidoo Pro receives temperature control data via API, interprets it, and then sends the appropriate commands to the inverter unit via manufacturer-certified protocol. The inverter continues to function at a variable rate, preserving the superior comfort and efficiency of the system.
Airzone has spent decades cultivating privileged working relationships with the industry’s leading HVAC inverter and mini-split manufacturers. The Aidoo Pro has manufacturer-certified HVAC protocols from all leading brands, including Daikin, Fujitsu, Hitachi, LG, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. Further advancing the library of certified protocols, Airzone today announces availability of drivers developed for Crestron, Control4, ELAN, Lutron, and Savant to bridge the gap between the HVAC world and the world of IoT and home control.