Taco Inc.’s SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control was announced as the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year at the Show’s Innovation Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The product, which also secured a win in the Innovation Awards’ plumbing category, allows for easy installation onto existing domestic hot water recirculation pump systems, to more efficiently manage on-demand hot water delivery.
Taco Inc. wins the best-of-the-best at the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Awards ceremony held Tuesday, Jan. 31. Taco won the Product of the Pear award for its SmartPlug Smart Hot Water Recirculation Control.
Lux Products unveiled its latest thermostats, highlighting the GEOx, GEOz, and KONO smart thermostats at a media breakfast. Lux’s KONO means “inviting” according to president of Lux Products, Robert Munin, and its unique look and appeal shows why.
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.
This digital reporting monitor features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities to simplify footage viewing and transfer while improving workflow efficiency. It provides one-touch image recording for fast, efficient documentation of inspections along with a solid-state hard drive.
It's a marriage between smart devices and home comfort, convenience, and security
January 6, 2017
Continuing its long-standing commitment to create the most versatile and interoperable smart thermostat available, Carrier® announced its Côr™ thermostat is now compatible with the Apple HomeKit. The collaboration between Carrier and Apple provides homeowners a seamless experience in managing their home's climate controls and comfort.
Demonstrations will be displayed publically at CES in Las Vegas
January 2, 2017
The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organization focused on making Thread the foundation for the IoT in the home and beyond, announced that multiple members of both organizations have demonstrated prototypes that run the ZigBee Alliance’s universal language for smart devices on Thread networks.
BACnet is introducing new features that will help facility managers to implement an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy for their facilities. IoT is important to facility managers as devices such as chillers, boilers, lights, fire alarm, security, and elevators come with network smarts onboard to monitor the health, status, and energy consumption through their front end software applications.
AAB develops smart device-connected tools serving the HVAC technician
December 8, 2016
CPS Products Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired the assets of AAB Smart Tools LLC (AAB), announced Jeff Fox, Harbour Group's chairman and chief executive officer. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
While most studies insist IoT technologies are on the cusp of becoming mainstream, the question remains: Is the HVAC industry truly ready to embrace the IoT, or is there a sense of trepidation and concern regarding the technology’s staying power and long-term viability?