Residential Controls

Jan. 27, 2015: Carrier and ecobee Expand Their Strategic Relationship

Combines Carrier’s Heating and Cooling Expertise with ecobee’s Leadership in Smart Thermostats

Carrier Corp. announced that it has made a minority equity investment in ecobee Inc., marking an expansion in the parties’ strategic relationship following their collaboration to create the new Wi-Fi-enabled Carrier® Côr™ thermostat.

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Jan. 19, 2015: The Number of Homes with Smart Thermostats Doubled in 2014

North American Market Recorded 107 Percent Growth; European Market Grew 96 Percent

The number of homes in North America and Europe with a smart thermostat grew by 105 percent to 3.2 million in 2014, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. The North American market recorded 107 percent growth while the European market grew by 96 percent.

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Jan. 14, 2015: Smart Thermostats to Reach Nearly $2.3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

Interest Is Growing Among Utilities, Businesses, and Consumers, Says Report

After only a handful of years in existence, the market for smart thermostats is now poised for growth, says Navigant Research. This market is being driven by the advent of a range of innovative devices and software that appeal to a variety of customer segments, particularly in North America and Europe.

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Jan. 13, 2015: Carrier Introduces New Smart Thermostat

Thermostat Is Said to Reduce Home Comfort Costs by an Average of 20 Percent

Carrier has introduced a new smart thermostat that the company said fuses the convenience of smart device remote access with improved HVAC system efficiency. With a 3.5-inch, full-color touch screen, the Cor™ thermostat responds automatically via its built-in proximity sensor and welcomes users with an intuitive interface, said Carrier.

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Illustrious AHR Expo Returns to the Midwest

HVAC’s Premier Event Scheduled for Jan. 26-28 in Chicago

Considered to be the premier event in the HVACR industry, the AHR Expo is the place where contractors, engineers, and other building professionals meet to learn about new products.

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Study Shows HVACR Market Growth

Home Automation, Control Market to Grow at CAGR of 11.36 percent from 2014-2020

The home automation and control market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.36 percent between 2014 and 2020.

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Jan. 5, 2015: Home Automation and Control Market Worth $12.81 Billion by 2020

Centralized Control of HVAC, Lighting, and More Provides for Improved Convenience, Comfort, Energy Efficiency, and Security

The home automation and control market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.36 percent between 2014 and 2020, and reach $12.81 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.

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Jan. 2, 2015: Ecovent to Showcase Smart Thermostat System at Consumer Electronics Show

Its Wireless System of Sensors and Vents Automatically Directs Airflow to Rooms Where It’s Needed

Ecovent, maker of wireless vents and sensors for home HVAC systems, announced that it will showcase its smart thermostat system at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Luxaire Inc.: Smart Equipment Control

The Versatile Simplicity SE controls feature a built-in LCD display and navigation joystick that provide quick access to menus that display unit status, options, and current functions; supply, return, and outdoor temperatures; fault codes; and other information. 

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Smarter Homes on the Horizon

Advancing Technology, Big Players Push Automation Ahead

As technology advances and major players like Apple and Google step into this market, more consumers are going to start demanding products that can integrate and function in a smart home system. And as consumers start to expect more from their HVAC equipment, they’ll also expect more from their contractor.

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