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

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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

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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

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  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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The Perfect Temperature for Your Child's Room

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Diapers? ✔ Stroller? ✔ Crib? ✔ Making sure your child's room is always at the perfect temperature? ✗ Babies and infants sleep best between 65–70°.* For many parents, this means setting the thermostat for the whole house at a chilly 65°! Why spend time fiddling with the thermostat and thinking about nursery temperature control? Flair makes it easy to keep your nursery or child's room or at the perfect temperature.  With Flair, you can set a temperature on our easy-to-use iOS, Android, or Web App and forget about it. The Puck and Smart Vents take care of the rest.   In honor...

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Flair's Open Culture and API

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How do you make a smart home even smarter? Give users the power to customize. We believe that openness is an essential part of our company. We decided early on to make the Flair API open so that users could create their own programs and integrations that work with our Smart Vents and Pucks. We firmly believe that our customers should be able to customize their hardware. I sat down with Co-founder and CEO Dan Myers and Senior Vice President of Software Ed Paget to talk about the possibilities of our Open API. “An Open API means that people can tailor their...

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