HVAC integration - any suggestion?

Hi,
I’m going to buy Air Conditioner system and would love to know if there is any with easy integration with HA and providing the sensor / commands for then to automatize in HA.
Any suggestion ?

If you go with “Mitsubishi Heat Pumps” when best is mitsubishi2MQTT and HeatPump.
Easy to integrate and create any automations.
Check this link before buying List your unit types that work
NO manufacturer’s API, everything is local.

I think any system which can use a “normal” thermostat can be automated.

Just buy a “smart” thermostat for which there is an integration in HA. My cooling system is running a Honeywell smart thermostat and I control it with the HA Honeywell integration.

The problem is most smart thermostats require the use of the manufacturer’s cloud solution. The HA integration then uses the manufacturer’s API. I’d much rather have HA control the thermostat directly, without having to route everything across the internet and through some remote manufacturer’s server.

You can of course build your own control system using relays and ESP devices or whatever, but it turns out there is a surprising amount of coding involved. Modern smart thermostats do a lot more than just switch the system on or off when a temperature threshold is reached.

Maybe with the TUYA integration will have more options … (?)

i have airzone with airzone custom component, works awesome

Hi ukro.

I just started with HA. Unfortunately Airzone is not auto-discovered.
I saw you integrated it.
Can I ask you whether you face the same problem?

Thanks

Hi,
i went for cloud custom component, working fine.

configuration.yaml

climate:
  - platform: airzonecloud
    username: <email>
    password: <pw>

I tried this but I got this error:

ERROR (MainThread) [homeassistant.config] Platform error: climate - No module named 'homeassistant.util.temperature'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/src/homeassistant/homeassistant/config.py", line 1560, in async_process_component_config
    platform = p_integration.get_platform(domain)
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/usr/src/homeassistant/homeassistant/loader.py", line 1010, in get_platform
    return self._load_platform(platform_name)
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/usr/src/homeassistant/homeassistant/loader.py", line 1025, in _load_platform
    cache[full_name] = self._import_platform(platform_name)
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/usr/src/homeassistant/homeassistant/loader.py", line 1058, in _import_platform
    return importlib.import_module(f"{self.pkg_path}.{platform_name}")
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.12/importlib/__init__.py", line 90, in import_module
    return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1387, in _gcd_import
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1360, in _find_and_load
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1331, in _find_and_load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 935, in _load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 995, in exec_module
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 488, in _call_with_frames_removed
  File "/config/custom_components/airzoneclouddaikin/climate.py", line 5, in <module>
    from homeassistant.util.temperature import convert as convert_temperature
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'homeassistant.util.temperature'

I have made a fork of this repository with a small change and it already works (although I really don’t know if my change affects any part of the plugin’s operation):