Increasing awareness of energy savings potential, surging demand for home security boosting market
July 19, 2016
The global smart homes market is projected to cross $60 billion by 2021, according to new report from Research and Markets. On the basis of application, the market has been segmented into HVAC control systems, energy management systems, security and access control systems, entertainment control systems, and others.
HVACR manufacturers earn contractor-judged awards for dealer-friendly, innovative products
July 18, 2016
The Dealer Design Awards are judged by 20 contractors from across the U.S. who are active in the industry and have their collective fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. This year’s competition saw numerous themes across each category, as manufacturers shared the broad goals of making products smarter, more consistent, and innovative in new and unique ways.
The feature is offered exclusively through Nest’s energy partners
July 18, 2016
Time of Savings makes it possible for the Nest Thermostat to learn the price of energy for customers on Time of Use (TOU) rate plans so it can automatically adjust itself to help customers use less electricity when energy prices are most expensive.
Since its August 2015 release, the iComfort® S30 Smart Thermostat from Lennox Intl. Inc. has made a name for itself as a dealer-friendly product loaded with features both contractors and end users can enjoy. The thermostat’s attractive interface, installability, connectivity, and diagnostic abilities have earned it gold in the Residential Controls category.
OCST certification marks another step for the Côr thermostat
July 8, 2016
Carrier announced its Côr thermostat has been certified to comply with the latest California Energy Code Title 24 as an Occupant Controlled Smart Thermostat (OCST) by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Helps customers on Time of Use rate plans consume less energy without sacrificing comfort
July 6, 2016
Nest Labs Inc. has announced the addition of Time of Savings to its energy services offerings. Time of Savings enables the Nest thermostat to learn the price of energy for customers on Time of Use (TOU) rate plans so it can automatically adjust to help these customers use less electricity when energy prices are most expensive.
Simple voice commands can now control Nexia-certified devices throughout the home
July 5, 2016
Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has given subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified smart home devices in their home — starting with thermostats, lighting, and plug-in wall modules — with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo.
This home automation system enables homeowners to secure, control, and remotely manage their homes’ most critical systems from a mobile app. It provides homeowners a single solution to connect their heating and cooling, safety, and security systems.
Acquisition complements Robertshaw’s gas products business
June 29, 2016
Robertshaw, a manufacturer of controls for applications including air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, announced that it has acquired Burner Systems International (BSI), a provider of complete gas train systems and engineered burner solutions.