Can you work with the proprietary controller for a Fujitsu Heat Pump?
My wife and I are thinking about replacing our 18 year-old gas furnace with a super-efficient Fujitsu mini-split heat pump. Our HVAC tech tells us Fujitsu has high-frequency proprietary controllers to ensure high performance, which are incompatible with Nest or similar low-voltage smart thermostats. The best I can figure out is combining a Intesis wifi controller with IFTTT, but I don't see either of those listed on your device dropdown.
Do you have any ideas for making this work? Is it possible?
If your interface can't work with Fujitsu, can you recommend comparable brands for us to look into (Similar efficiency, affordability, esthetics, etc)?
I'm very excited about this project because it combines the major themes for long-term climate stabilization in California: renewable electricity, swapping fossil fuels for clean electricity, efficiency, and demand response. I researched these topics while I was a scholar at UC Berkeley and an Energy Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, but this is the first chance I have to put all of these pieces together in my own home, so I am very excited. It feels like the future is almost here!
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Dr. Josiah Johnston