Written on: September 6, 2022 by ICM
Airzone has entered the North American market with a smart control solution for HVAC inverter systems—Airzone Aidoo Pro. Due to the fact HVAC inverter system protocols and smart thermostat APIs are incompatible, Airzone Aidoo Pro acts as a bridge between them, including for the popular ecobee®, Honeywell® and Nest® smart thermostats. It preserves all inverter features and providing unparalleled levels of efficiency, energy savings, connectivity and comfort, Airzone said. Additional integrations with other smart thermostats are on the roadmap for 2023 and beyond, according to the company.
The Airzone Aidoo Pro is a simple-to-install system add-on that sits between the HVAC system and IoT control devices such as third-party smart thermostats, voice assistants and home automation. Airzone’s exclusive library of manufacturer-certified HVAC protocols (such as Daikin, Fujitsu, Hitachi, LG, Mitsubishi and Panasonic) enables full two-way communication between the Aidoo Pro, the HVAC solution, and smart thermostats or other connected devices.
The Aidoo Pro receives smart thermostat 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.
“No one else can do what we do,” says Antonio Mediato, Founder & CEO of Airzone. “Through dedicated collaboration and constant R&D, we’ve found a way to keep the original features and functionality of an HVAC inverter solution intact, even when deployed in conjunction with a smart thermostat. We are uniquely positioned to help HVAC professionals deliver systems that are superior in every way, from comfort and efficiency to user interface and control.”