Comfy and New Smart Controller Features

  • November 7, 2019
  • By MR COOL

Comfy is a sophisticated operating mode for the MRCOOL Smart Controller. It allows you more control over your MRCOOL ductless mini-split heat pump than ever before. 

What is Comfy?

Comfy is a new intuitive feature for the MRCOOL Smart Controller. It provides even greater flexibility for homeowners to automatically and simply manage their MRCOOL heating and cooling comfort. With Comfy, homeowners can effectively maintain their ideal level of comfort while simultaneously reducing monthly energy costs to a greater extent than ever before. There is no longer a need to use a remote control or app for the MRCOOL system to automatically turn on as needed. Instead, rely on the Comfy feature on the Smart Controller to program the system to turn “on” automatically when the temperature reaches a specific number. 

What You Need to Use Comfy

  • 1. MRCOOL Ductless Mini-Split System
  • 2. MRCOOL WiFi Dongle
  • 3. Stable Internet Connection

For the Comfy mode to trigger “on,” the room temperature needs to be 1 degree higher or 1 degree lower than the optimal temperature range programmed in the MRCOOL system through the MRCOOL app. For example, if you choose the temperature range for Comfy to be between 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, the AC will trigger “on” if the room temperature falls below 68 degrees Fahrenheit or reaches a temperature higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In a matter of minutes, the temperature will increase or decrease in the room through the MRCOOL mini-split heating and cooling system.

We will use this example of 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit to walk you through the steps on how to program your Comfy temperature range with the MRCOOL app.

How to Program Your Comfy Temperature Range with the MRCOOL App

  • 1. Open the MRCOOL app on your phone or tablet and tap on the AC icon. Choose power “On” the AC for which you want to set the “Comfy” mode.
  • 2. Set the AC in “Cool” mode and set the temperature to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. This is 1 degree Fahrenheit cooler than the Comfy range of choice (shown above). Just make sure the temperature is set 1 degree Fahrenheit lower than the Comfy range of choice.
  • 3. Tap on “eSaver” in the navigation bar on the app.
  • 4. Hit “My Rules” in the app.
  • 5. Find “Comfy Temperature” in the app and select it.
  • 6. Choose the Comfy range of choice. In the example, the range would be 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 7. Choose the option that switches your AC to “Fan” mode when the temperature falls below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The homeowner can change the fan speed and swing position in this setting option. The choice in these options will control how quick the space cools or heats.
  • 8. Choose the AC to switch back to “Cool” mode when the temperature reaches above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The homeowner can change the fan speed and swing position in this setting option. The choice in these options will control how quick the space cools or heats.
  • 9. Click the “Done” button and the settings will be saved.

When to Use Comfy

The homeowner can set the Comfy to trigger “on” when the temperature reaches a specific number in the room, whether you want that setting to be heating or cooling depending on the time of year. Additionally, this feature has other automatic settings that reach the homeowner’s ideal level of comfort.

Freeze Protection

In the winter months, the Comfy setting on the MRCOOL Smart Controller can automatically be used for Freeze Protection. This helps prevent water pipes from freezing at extremely low temperatures. Homeowners can also use this Smart Controller feature inside their home to keep their house warm in the winter. All the user needs to do is program the Comfy to the optimal temperature they want the heat to turn “on.” When the temperature inside the home reaches that temperature, the Comfy will automatically turn the MRCOOL mini-split heating and cooling system “on” so the home heats automatically. This is a great feature for rarely used spaces that need freeze protection in cold winter months. 

Keep Cool in the Summer

The same setting can be programmed to automatically turn “on” the system’s cooling features in the summer. Or if you prefer to sleep in a slightly warmer or cooler temperature, you can use Comfy for that too. Instead of getting uncomfortable, Comfy will automatically activate the settings you desire on hot days or sultry nights. 

Homeowner is Away

This Comfy feature on the MRCOOL Smart Controller is a great option for when you’re going to be out of the house for a while. Many homeowners with pets worry about their home’s temperature while away. With the Comfy feature, the system can be programmed to turn the AC or heat automatically “on”, depending on the time of year, so the homeowner can have a worry-free experience away from home knowing their pets are comfortable. Homeowners who are away for a long period without pets may also want to keep a consistent temperature in their homes to protect furniture and household items. Comfy can also be used in this instance to ensure the AC or heat turns “on” to maintain that specific temperature in the home.

Warehouse Space

In addition to providing great comfort in homes, Comfy can also be used in facilities in which there are long periods that do not require constant heating and cooling to be running all the time. The Smart Controller can be programmed to turn “on” when the temperature drops below a certain point and needs heat in the warehouse, or it can automatically turn “on” when the temperature gets too high and AC is needed in the space. This is a great way to prevent freezing in winter and humidity damage in summer. 

Plus, it is now easier than ever to maintain a consistent temperature when both heating and cooling are needed within the same day. During certain seasons, days are hot and nights are cold. With this fluctuation of temperature, the Comfy feature will automatically switch between cooling and heating modes. No need to use a remote control or app to change the temperature by hand. All the homeowner needs to do is program the setting as “Comfy” mode and the system will take care of the heating and cooling needs automatically. 

Saves Energy 

The Comfy also helps homeowners save energy (i.e. – money). Program Comfy to turn “off” automatically when your ideal temperature has been achieved. 

Overall, Comfy feature’s flexibility provides homeowners with even more ways to enjoy their MRCOOL mini-split. This MRCOOL Smart Controller feature activates heating and cooling the home automatically. You don’t have to remember a specific temperature, spend extra time programming before heading out of town, or fiddle with the settings before bed. Instead, you’ll enjoy consistent comfort at home and consistent savings while away. 

What Are Your Thoughts?

Do you have questions or comments about the MRCOOL Smart Controller and Comfy feature? Let us know in the comments below.


16 thoughts on “Comfy and New Smart Controller Features”

  1. We installed a 12,000 BTu unit about 2 months ago and are thoroughly pleased with the unit.
    Had a little trouble activating the the dongle controls but had a specialist read your instructions now the unit works perfectly.

    Would suggest you try adding the following to your “CONTROL APP”. Why not allow the user to see what volume of kilowatt (electricity) are being used hourly. After all you provide most other info and the electricity usage would be a definite plus.
    Thank you
    Philip Treanor

  2. I love this feature. I have the unit in a detached garage/casita that I’d like to keep within extreme temps to save on energy when I’m not using it. Great idea y’all!

  3. I have a rental property and want to limit how high the heat can be set and how low the AC can be set with something like parental controls. Is that possible?

    Tks,
    Eric

    1. You could simply remove the remote control from the residence and control the unit remotely with your smartphone using the app.

  4. For spring and fall operation where I use both heat and cool, I’d like to see a mode where the unit is off when in the “comfy temp” range, and on (either heating or cooling) when outside that range. The existing functionality prevents that, and the unit is always on and either heating the room, or cooling the room. I find myself having to manually turn the unit off because it gets too hot or too cold, but it’s in the “comfy temp” range.

  5. Why does the unit not turn off once the specified temperature is achieved? This comfy feature turns it on but never turns it off. I have to manually turn it off once I realize comfy turned the unit on or it will run for ever. I’m not sure how this saves energy.

  6. Would like to see the unit keep the setting once off and on. Case in point, the LED read out always turns on when the unit turns off then back on.

    1. Also recommend this. Comfy feature is a great feature. Operates the units more like a CENTRAL AC now. I keep LED off normally. One cycle resets this and there will be a lot of beeping going on in the house! Great progress though.

  7. In the fall operation where I use both heat and cool, I’d like to see a mode where the unit is off when in the “comfy temp” range, and on (either heating or cooling) when outside that range. The existing functionality prevents that, and the unit is always on and either heating the room, or cooling the room. I find myself having to manually turn the unit off because it gets too hot or too cold, but it’s in the “comfy temp” range.

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