On August 28, Airzone Control, a provider of HVAC control solutions, announced a new API integration with home automation solutions provider Crestron. This new driver allows Crestron Home OS and Airzone control devices to connect seamlessly without the need for custom programming, additional wiring, or a WAN connection. By using a library of certified protocols for inverter, ductless, mini-split, multi-split, and VRF HVAC units, Airzone devices can enable full control of inverter/VRF units.  

“In the past, integrators have integrated HVAC units, Airzone, and home automation systems through wired BACnet networks. We continue to support this approach across our product portfolio,” said Antonio Mediato, CEO of Airzone in a press release. 

The new driver, developed by certified Crestron programmers Code Source Consulting, is a RESTful API. This driver works with either Aidoo Pro for individual units or Webserver HUB for zoned control of multiple units. With a few clicks, and no custom coding required, integrators can configure HVAC control for an entire home, discreet zones, or even individual rooms. The driver also offers zone error monitoring, allowing integrators to quickly identify and troubleshoot any system issues.  

By enabling advanced two-way communication between HVAC and smart home systems, Airzone products can reduce HVAC energy consumption by up to 60 percent while maintaining superior temperature set point accuracy throughout the home. HVAC control is seamlessly integrated into the Creston Home OS dashboard, allowing users to adjust operation mode, temperature set point, fan speed, or unit on/off status from any Crestron Home platform interface, including the app. 

“Sustainable living is a deeply held value for many Crestron Home customers,” said Jason Oster, product management, residential solutions at Crestron Electronics, in a press release. “With this new Airzone driver, integrators can better align clients’ whole homes with their sustainability goals, while preserving the Crestron Home platform’s signature ease of use and peace of mind.”  

The Airzone driver integrates with Creston Home OS v3.012.0137 and above, and the Crestron Home App v1.20. For more information, visit airzonecontrol.com, or speak with Airzone experts in person at CEDIA Expo 2023, Booth 4108.