I’m currently looking into getting AC installed. With such an investment in something that I will use for many years, home assistant support is very important to me. I’ve currently received offers for Daikin, Fujitsu General and Panasonic. If possible I strongly prefer everything to work locally without cloud access but it’s difficult to find much information about that.
From what I’ve found so far:
-Daikin (uses Residential Controller/Online Controller app): Native home assistant integration, cloud only
-Panasonic (uses Comfort Cloud app): Custom component available, cloud only
-Fujitsu General (uses FGLair app): Custom component available, cloud only
It seems the biggest brands are all cloud only? Only workaround for local control I’ve found is using an IR Blaster but then you seem to lose a lot of features.
I’m currently considering going for Daikin as it has a native component that seems to work well and it’s also my preferred brand when ignoring the smarthome capabilities but I’m still hoping to find a better solution.
All advice appreciated!