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Installing Kumo Cloud integration into Home Assistant

A few years ago, we purchased a Mitsubishi mini-split ductless HVAC solution with multiple head units. During the purchasing process, we added the provided manufacturer remote access solution named Kumo Cloud. The manufacturer described the solution as “Manage Your Systems anytime and from anywhere using the Kumo Cloud App”. To Mitsubishi’s credit, the solution did allow remote system management. Additionally, the Kumo Cloud addon was a single one time purchase rather than a monthly ongoing charge. While improvements to the the app continue to occur, the initial automation solutions were basic. Example: Turn on the office unit at 9pm to cooling with the temperature set to 72F. The automations were day/time based. I wanted to perform some advanced automations that were not possible in the provided app. Therefore, I turned to Home Assistant to explore further possibilities. Thankfully, the Home Assistant Community Store (HACS) provides a Kumo Cloud integration. For this post, I am going to outline the setup process I utilized while including the relevant support information.

I am going to outline the major components in my setup.

  • Raspberry Pi 4 (or higher)
  • Kumo Cloud (already configured and operating)
  • Kumo Cloud login
  • Github login (for HACS authorization)

Step 1: Setup your Pi

I suggest referring to this article outlining the required steps to setup your Pi for Home assistant. I have found using an SD card with the Imager to be easy and straight forward.

Step 2: Setup Home Assistant Community Store

The process of installing HACS is slightly complex, but there are many great references available. This article provides a good walk through of the process.

Step 3: Install Kumo Cloud integration

Once HACS has been installed, navigate to HACS. In the search bar, type in Kumo and Mitsubishi Kumo Cloud should be an option. HACS Kumo Cloud search

Selecting Mitsubishi Kumo Cloud will bring up another screen with more information regarding the integration.
HACS Kumo Cloud information

Select the Download button to begin the installation. An additional screen will appear validating the version for installation. Unless otherwise noted, the latest version should be selected. Kumo Cloud integration information

If the download was successful, you will need to restart Home Assistant for the integration to be available. Navigate to settings, you will see the restart required prompt. Submit the request for a restart and allow the system to restart. HACS Kumo restart

Step 4: Configure Kumo cloud integration

Navigate to Settings –> Devices & Services –»Integrations. Select the Add integration button, at the bottom right corner. Search Kumo and the configuration process will begin.
HA integration Kumo Cloud

Place the credentials for kumo Cloud into the box when prompted. Kumo Cloud credentials

Once the credentials have been entered, the integration will pull down configuration information for the attached devices. Follow the presented instructions, and add the IP addresses for each device. This will allow the integration to communicate directly with each device/head unit.
Kumo Cloud devices

If successful, your devices should appear when the integration is selected.
Kumo Cloud devices

That’s it!

You should now be ready to create automations for your HVAC solution. I am going to create another post outlining some of my preferred automations. I will also outline some of the advantages of using Home Assistant to automate ths particular solution.

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