Nest’s Thermostat E moves away from the striking stainless steel and black look of the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat and replaces it with a subtle design, which is highlighted by a white exterior ring and frosted display.
Manufacturers of all sizes across the spectrum of HVAC are getting involved with demand response, and they are participating because the technology within thermostats has made doing so relatively simple.
A major manufacturer recently conducted a survey of 2,000 consumers asking for their feedback on smart products. When asked about their interest in purchasing smart products, more than 60 percent of respondents said they were interested in purchasing an intelligent control for their home. Other industry data shows that actual smart home product penetration is less than 20 percent.
By now, most contractors are offering Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and systems that include central interfaces. Those ahead of the curve are utilizing these central interface systems to upsell customers on security cameras, camera-infused doorbells, perimeter lighting, and more.
The ComfortLink™ II XL1050 is a Wi-Fi- or Ethernet-enabled, connected control that acts as a home energy command center and provides homeowners with the ability to control indoor temperatures on a zone-by-zone basis.
Home automation is no longer a thing of the past. Customers are seeking ways to intelligently control their homes in more ways than ever before, as evidenced by the number of new smart home products on display in this sector at the AHR Expo.
The thermostat market has evolved to cater to modern customers’ ever increasing needs. Today, people look to their smartphones for nearly everything, including banking, home security, and, of course, the ability to manage their indoor comfort levels.