Consider you have a Cielo Smart Thermostat connected to your furnace and one Cielo Breez Max connected to a mini-split in your lounge. You can create a link to switch to furnace heating when the outdoor temperature falls below freezing conditions. When the outdoor temperature returns to suitable conditions, Breez Max will automatically switch your mini-split heat pump on.
You can follow the steps below to maximize the use of mini-split and minimize the use of a furnace for heating your home.
Step 1: Open the Cielo Home app. Tap on ‘Menu’ on the home screen and then tap ‘Explore’.
Step 2: Tap the '+' icon and 'Select a trigger'.
Step 3: Select Cielo Thermostat as the triggering device and tap ‘Next’.
Step 4: Select ‘Outdoor temperature’ and set it to ‘falls below 5F’. Tap ‘Next’.
(The heating capacity of a mini-split decreases in extremely cold climate conditions. This temperature may vary depending on your mini-split OEM type. Refer to your mini-split user manual for specific information about the minimum outdoor temperature your unit can operate in.)
Step 5: Tap on ‘Select an action’.
Step 6: Select Breez Max Lounge and tap on ‘Change settings’.
Step 7: Set the ‘AC State’ to ‘Power Off’. Tap ‘Next’ and then ‘Create Link’.
Now, create another link that turns the furnace on at your desired comfort settings.
Step 1: Tap the ‘+’ icon and ‘Select a trigger’.
Step 2: Select Breez Max Lounge as the triggering device and tap ‘Next’.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Power State’ and select ‘Powered Off’. Tap ‘Next’.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Select an action’.
Step 5: Select Cielo Smart Thermostat and tap ‘Next’.
Step 6: Select ‘Home’ from the list of Presets. Tap ‘Next’ and ‘Create Link’.