Lutron myRoom Palladiom & VRF for Hospitality – The HVAC Basics

This blog tells you everything you need to know about Lutron myRoom and its Palladiom thermostat for Hospitality: what it is, why use it together with a VRF control system in hospitality, and how to integrate both systems successfully.

What is Lutron myRoom?

Lutron myRoom is a guestroom solution for integrated light, temperature, and shade control. Each system can be tailored to specific performance and budget requirements. All myRoom systems offer beautifully designed, energy-efficient, high ROI control options.

Learn more about the Lutron myRoom solution at www.lutron.com/myroom

Why use myRoom as a control system in Hospitality?

Lutron myRoom provides an integrated approach for lights, shades, and temperature control in the guestroom space. myRoom offers elegant and intuitive wall controls, guest experience enhancements like simple turndown activation, increased energy savings, and staff efficiency. myRoom also integrates with PMS, CELS, BMS, Rapid Response, and other in-room technology like bedside tablets.

Why use VRF/VRV HVAC in hospitality?

There are many reasons for using VRF/VRV HVAC in hospitality.  The large variety of indoor unit types fits any interior design. The modular, space-saving system design eliminates the need for mechanical rooms and bulky equipment on hotel roofs. Thin and flexible refrigerant piping saves the need for bigger shafts for all the necessary piping/ductwork. Precise temperature control and low air volume create comfortable conditions for every guest. The built-in control network makes it possible to integrate with all other hotel systems without the need for an additional 3rd party control system. And finally, the modular system means easier service and decreases the number of affected rooms in case of malfunction.

How to make both work efficiently together?

The Lutron Palladiom thermostat (as part of the myRoom system) is integrated with the individual VRF/VRV unit in the same room, allowing full control and monitoring of all HVAC functionality, using CoolPlug gateway.  CoolPlug is a small device that natively connects to the indoor unit on one side, and to the Lutron Palladiom thermostat on the other.

The installation process is very straightforward, thanks to the engineering collaboration and background work that has been done by both companies (Lutron and CoolAutomation), in order to bring the solution to the Plug & Play level, when it comes down to field installation.  This cooperation not only makes the installation process simple, but it also makes the solution solid and stable, due to the process verification procedures made by both sides.

Your next simple 3 steps

  1. Check HVAC compatibility and select the right CoolPlug model. Simply fill out this form with your contact information and your HVAC system brand and model.
  2. Once the right CoolPlug is selected, connect it to the VRF indoor unit (use our installation guide of the CoolPlug for different brands).
  3. Wire the CoolPlug to Lutron Palladiom thermostat.

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