HVAC contractors poised to reap benefits as Wi-Fi enabled thermostat prices drop
January 23, 2017
Despite the availability of quality Wi-Fi enabled products from leading thermostat manufacturers, a mere 10 to 15 percent of residential and light commercial installations involve such models. The primary objection: a wholesale price point that is four to five times the cost of a traditional thermostat.
The product works like a thermostat and can measure the output of almost any analog sensor. It has the ability to work with a wide variety of possible sensor inputs, such as ultrasonic distance, temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and more.
Temperature sensing has been gaining importance, particularly in industrial settings and R&D
May 27, 2016
The North America temperature sensors market is forecast reach a value of $2.2 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.45 percent over the period 2015-2020, according to a report from Research and Markets.
The icomfort Wi-Fi™ touchscreen thermostat uses cloud connectivity to offer homeowners temperature control from anywhere in the world, at any time, from a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or web-enabled device. It is simple to use, install, and service, said the company.
With ongoing refrigeration system problems, and no replacement parts available for its old Beacon systems, the McDonald’s owner in Godfrey, Ill., looked to the ingenuity of its service company, R.E.C. Service Corp., for a solution.