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Batch 1 and 2 Sold Out—Reserve Now for Batch 3!

Posted by Dan Myers on

We are excited to announce that we have sold out of our first two batches of Flair Pucks and Smart Vents. We are quite happy to have created a product that solves the cooling and heating problems people experience every day in their homes. Order now and reserve for Batch 3! We know that waiting can be frustrating, so we're working nonstop to ensure that Batch 3 orders will be fulfilled quickly. Thank you for your kindness, support and patience. We look forward to getting you your Pucks and Smart Vents! —Dan Myers, CEO Make your home more comfortable today!...

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What the Puck?

Posted by Nishant Batsha on

  This week, a user emailed us and asked: Why did you build the Puck? Why not incorporate the functionality of the Pucks into the Smart Vents? When we first started Flair, we did a lot of testing on whether we could correctly identify room conditions—temperature, humidity, pressure, and occupancy—using the Smart Vent. Our experiments confirmed what we believed all along. Despite what a competitor claims, it is not possible to reliably measure room conditions from vents. For example, placing the temperature sensor in a vent is probably one of the worst places to put it. It results in very...

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4 of the Best HVAC Dad Jokes for Father's Day

Posted by Nishant Batsha on

In honor of Father's Day, we thought we would share some of our favorite HVAC-related Dad Jokes. (We're going to pretend we didn't hear that collective groan)   1. Q: How do heat lamps communicate? A: By lamp-post!     2. Did you know that the sun is the biggest space heater? (This is a joke that really shines!)     3. You may have read our recent post about the history of AC. Did you know that inventor of the AC was widely regarded as the coolest guy? When he died, thousands of fans attended his funeral!    ...

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History of Air Conditioning

Posted by Nishant Batsha on

An AC Air Compressor from the 1939 New York World's Fair   Air conditioning makes modern life livable. Hospitals, data centers, businesses, and homes—it’s hard to imagine any of these without the comforts of climate control. In fact, the Energy Information Administration estimates that 48 percent of energy consumption in the United States is from climate control. But what is the history of this invention that’s so integral to modern life? For most of history, people were content to fan themselves. Anything would suffice: a hand, a leaf, or perhaps even a handheld fan, the oldest of which date to...

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Andrew Dai on Building Great Hardware

Posted by Nishant Batsha on

  We’re thrilled to announce Andrew Dai as our new Director of Hardware Engineering. Andrew comes to Flair from Nest and Tesla.   Andrew grew up in Boston and attended Northwestern University, where he graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Andrew started his career by developing software and hardware for Tesla Motors. He then led hardware projects for Nest Labs. Andrew’s extensive experience in hardware development has led him to believe that great technology comes from close attention to mechanical design, electrical engineering, firmware development, cloud services, user interaction, and customer usage. I talked to Andrew about joining Flair...

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