Residential Controls

Contractors in Charge of Surging Home Automation Market

Listening, Offering Options Help Contractors Close a Sale

The home automation market is growing globally at an incredible pace. The prevalence of these products can be seen with a quick trip to the hardware store, where anyone can find an array of Wi-Fi-capable home automation products, including thermostats, door locks, lights, video cameras, and more.


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ICM Controls Corp.: Touchscreen Thermostats

The i3 Series of touchscreen thermostats features 14 programmable models including a family of Wi-Fi models capable of being remotely controlled via a smartphone app.


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Contractors Discover Profit Potential in Recovery Upsales

TRC Connects Recycling to Cashflow

Believe it or not, that quick-silver gooey stuff you used to play with in grade school can actually make you money.


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Residential Controls: Interface Puts Plug-and-Play Control on Top

Honeywell Redesigned Prestige® IAQ Thermostat Wins Gold

The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Residential Controls (Including Zoning) category.


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July 21, 2014: Nest Helps Lead Effort to Create Wireless Protocol for Home Automation

Thread Group Is Formed to Develop a Simple, Secure, and Low-Power Network

Seven companies announced that they’ve joined forces to form the Thread Group and develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol for home automation called Thread. Founding members include Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Big Ass Fans, Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Freescale® Semiconductor, and ARM.


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July 9, 2014: Nest Developer Program Launches with First Product Integrations

Allows Other Products to Connect with Nest Learning Thermostat and Smoke/CO Alarm

Nest Labs Inc. has announced the launch of its Nest Developer Program, which makes it possible for Nest and the more than 5,000 developers who’ve expressed interest in the program to work together to create interactions among Nest products and others — both inside and outside of the home.


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July 4, 2014: Embue Partners with Jackson Systems to Create Controllable Register

Embue Introduces Controllable Heating and Cooling Register That Jackson Systems Will Produce

Embue, a Boston-based manufacturer of connected heating and cooling controls, has announced a new product offering and a partnership agreement with Jackson Systems, a leading manufacturer of HVAC zoning systems.


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Honeywell Intl. Inc.: Lyric Smart Thermostat

The Lyric™ Wi-Fi thermostat delivers comfort at home and savings when you’re away, automatically, based on your smartphone’s location using geofencing technology. 


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Carrier Partners with CEIVA Energy

Partnership Combines Home Energy Management System with Smart T-Stat

The partnership combines CEIVA’s HEMS with the Carrier smart ComfortChoice Touch thermostat to provide enhanced intelligence and control for both utility companies and homeowners. 


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June 23, 2014: Carrier, CEIVA Partner on Home Energy Management Solution

Smart Thermostat Will Integrate with HEMS Platform to Boost Utility Residential Efficiency Programs

Carrier has teamed with CEIVA Energy, a utility-controlled home energy management system (HEMS) provider, to develop a new way for homeowners to improve energy efficiency.


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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