Alexa and Wink Connect

Hi, Seeing if I could illicit a little help. I have the newest beat firmware from Vera, which enables Echo integration. I’ve installed the Wink Connect app and it correctly identifies my Aros Air Conditioner as a Thermostat in my Vera Edge. I selected it and added it to the Echo successfully. I’ve changed settings through Vera on the Aros. However when I try to change them not the Echo, it responds that the device is not replying to the command and it seems as if Vera is not getting updated. I’m wondering if the plugin is causing the Aros to look like a generic HVAC; but in essence it is not. Any thoughts? thanks