Residential Controls

Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach
December 16, 2013

Instead of just reading the literature or talking to their distributor about the product, some contractors are literally bringing their work home with them by installing these products inside their own residences.


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Smart HVAC Products Getting Even Smarter

Consumer Expectations Set Trends for More Data, Connected Solutions
December 16, 2013

As technology is becoming increasingly accessible and interconnected, consumer demand is fueling the rise of intelligent products in the HVAC marketplace.


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Oct. 15, 2013: Nest Announces Developer Program for its Learning Thermostat

Nest to Work with Select Partners to Build Connected Home Experiences
October 15, 2013
Nest Labs Inc. has announced plans to begin working with developers on new ways to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat through integrations such as home appliances and home automation.


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Oct. 4, 2013: Honeywell Announces Voice-Activated Thermostat

Consumers Can Now Connect with Their Thermostat with Voice Technology
October 4, 2013
Honeywell has introduced its new Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. The company said the new voice technology allows consumers to simply say, “Hello, thermostat,” to activate and control their home’s temperature.


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Venstar Inc.: Supply-Air Sensor Monitoring Thermostat

September 30, 2013

When used with the ACC-DSEN supply air sensor, the unit enables contractors to troubleshoot their ColorTouch® thermostat clients’ HVAC units from virtually anywhere via the Internet. 


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Contractor Tips for Installing, Troubleshooting Thermostats

Seasoned Contractors and Technicians Share Experience, Advice
September 23, 2013

With so many options, how do you help your customers select the best thermostats for their lifestyles, and what do you do if that thermostat isn’t working the way it’s supposed to? 


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High-End Thermostats, Controls Gain Traction

New Products Feature Bells, Whistles, and Energy Savings
September 23, 2013

Despite recent advances in technology, industry leaders agree that only time will tell what features and services might become standard on future generations of high-end thermostats and controls.


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Industry Backs Mercury Recycling Efforts

Programs Encourage Distributors, Contractors to Collect Mercury-Containing Thermostats
September 23, 2013

While having mercury thermostats in homes and buildings across the U.S. is not necessarily a bad thing, controlling what happens to those thermostats after they’ve been pulled off the wall is vital in keeping the powerful neurotoxin out of the environment. 


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Sept. 20, 2013: Schneider Electric Adopts AutoGrid for its Home Management System

System Will Give Homeowners a Closer Connection to Their Energy Information
September 20, 2013
Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management, and AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, have announced a partnership to bring demand response and big data analytics services to utilities, service providers, and consumers in North America.


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Sept. 18, 2013: Honeywell Announces API Program with Home Automation Developers

Development Partners Will Provide Wider Range of Options for Homeowners
September 18, 2013
Honeywell has announced an application programming interface (API) program that enables development partners to build application software that interfaces with numerous Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats including the color-customizable Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat.


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