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# 255590 19-Aug-2019 19:56
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None of our heat pumps have WiFi.

We were discussing the other day about how handy it would be to be able to program the heat pump to run at, say, 16C overnight then have it automatically lift the temperature around 0530 to 18 or 19 in preparation to get up.

Does anyone know if any of the heat pump WiFi systems can do that?





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  # 2301932 19-Aug-2019 19:58
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Get a Sensibo.

Gives a non smart heat pump, some real smarts.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2301946 19-Aug-2019 20:21
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I Use a broadlink mini then use the app on my iPhone to control mine a 10 year old daiken. Remotely set temperature fan speed etc

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  # 2301949 19-Aug-2019 20:27
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In there is no budget get a Sensibo.

 

If there is a budget get a Broadlink RM mini which will do exactly what you want for a fraction of the price, but simply isn't as polished and lacks some of the same features.

 

 


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  # 2301958 19-Aug-2019 20:38
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Broadlink RM does the job, I've used them for a few years. It's a budget solution and isn't that polished, from memory maybe $30 - $40 per unit.

 

You plug the unit into USB for power, line of sight to the heat pump. You get it set up to work with your phone and Wifi. It's easy enough.

 

The app is ok - not great but functional. You can set about 10 timers per heat pump, and the app can control multiple heat pumps. With my Fujitsu it can't put it onto super quiet or even the quietest standard mode, which is a small annoyance. You can program in custom codes but it doesn't work well - you have to program every combination of mode (heat / cool) / temperature and fan speed you want.

 

All in all, it's fine, and is effective, just expect a bit of frustration.




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  # 2302053 19-Aug-2019 23:15
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Thanks. I am going to check these out.

 

 

 

Certainly cheaper than new heat pumps! 🤣






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  # 2302055 19-Aug-2019 23:25
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I strongly recommend the Sensibo over the Broadlink.

 

Reasons:
1) Talks to AWS Sydney
2) Got an Open API (https://sensibo.github.io/)
3) Talks to Google Assistant / Alexa.

 

It also has a built in Temperature / Humidity sensor and is wall mounted (around the heatpump).

 

The Broadlink, in my opinion, is cheap but there is a reason why it is this way. It talks to a server in China (and is very very talkative) and when I last used it was over plaintext HTTP. I also found it terrible to pair to WiFi (and found it wouldn't stay connected). This may be just with my unit but I've never had a single issue with the Sensibo. It has been rock solid, the API is great and the app is very good also.

 

Like you say it is cheaper than a whole new heatpump. I just bought a house and took the Sensibo from my old flat to my new place and within a few minutes it was controlling the heatpump here (different model). Even if they're more expensive, I'd always recommend it over any other option out there as this is the only thing the Sensibo does, and it does it very well.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2302056 19-Aug-2019 23:27
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Also, check with the manufacturer of your heat pump. Some current manufacturer wifi modules can be retrofitted into much older models. The Daiken module for example can be fitted to heat pumps as far back as 8 years provided they have a certain connector.

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  # 2302063 20-Aug-2019 01:27
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Geektastic: None of our heat pumps have WiFi.

We were discussing the other day about how handy it would be to be able to program the heat pump to run at, say, 16C overnight then have it automatically lift the temperature around 0530 to 18 or 19 in preparation to get up.

Does anyone know if any of the heat pump WiFi systems can do that?

 

 

 

How cold does you house get at night inside? Ours seems to get down to about 14, although it has been down to 12 recently. 

 

With the Mitsubishi wifi app you can setup rules based on minimum temperatures and time periods, although I haven't played around with this myself.   You should download the app as it has a demo mode.


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  # 2302072 20-Aug-2019 05:59
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My broadlink Pro have been solid on wifi, once I set them up I never have to touch them again. I put the broadlink units underneath a plant and behind a cabinet then they talk to the heat pumps fine.

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Check if your current heatpumps have a built in scheduler, some have 7 days some just have 4 on and off times...





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  # 2302367 20-Aug-2019 13:51
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why do heat pumps need wifi ?

 

a simple remote suffices here

 

😂

 

 


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  # 2302370 20-Aug-2019 13:58
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mentalinc:

 

Check if your current heatpumps have a built in scheduler, some have 7 days some just have 4 on and off times...

 

 

this. as you don't need wifi to do what you're asking.

 

if no scheduler, broadlink rm, but it could be a problem. my fujitsu unit for the sake of heat pump gods does not hook up 2 times I tried. I'm yet to do it! :D However, my unit has standalone wifi + integrates with google home. 

 

 





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  # 2302379 20-Aug-2019 14:04
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I bought the Mitsubishi wifi adaptor last week for $165, wasn't too hard to install. 


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  # 2302394 20-Aug-2019 14:35
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esawers:

I bought the Mitsubishi wifi adaptor last week for $165, wasn't too hard to install. 



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