Residential Controls

Venstar Inc.: Thermostat Firmware Update

June 9, 2014

The Firmware 3.12 update has been released for the ColorTouch® residential and commercial color touchscreen programmable thermostats. 


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June 3, 2014: Direct Energy Announces Partnership with Nest

Company Will Offer Nest Learning Thermostat to Its US and Canadian Customers
June 3, 2014

Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, announced that it has teamed with Nest to offer its electricity customers a solution for managing home and small business energy usage through an offer that includes the Nest Learning Thermostat.


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NY, Connecticut Pass Thermostat Law

June 2, 2014

Effective July 1, any person or contractor who replaces a mercury-containing thermostat in New York or Connecticut must deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.


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Johnson Controls: Residential Communicating Control

May 26, 2014

The Luxaire® Acclimate™ Residential Communicating Control offers an intuitive interface and remote access, making installation and troubleshooting easy. 


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Telkonet Inc.: Occupancy-Based HVAC Controller

May 26, 2014

The EcoWave™ occupancy-based wireless unitary HVAC controller can be installed as a stand-alone controller or networked with the ZigBee®-based EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System for cloud-based total facility management. 


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Zoning Success Requires Time and Financial Commitment

Contractors Believe Zoning Market is Ripe
May 19, 2014

If done correctly, adding zoning services can be a worthwhile investment for HVAC contractors.


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Jackson Systems LLC: BACnet Thermostats

May 19, 2014

The JS Series BACnet thermostats have the power of a space-mounted equipment controller while measuring temperature and humidity, the company said. 


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April 29, 2014: ComEd Partners with Nest on Demand Response Program

Demand Response Helps Reduce Electricity Demand on the Hottest Days of the Summer
April 29, 2014

Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) announced that it is partnering with Nest® Labs Inc. to offer up to $140 in rebates for customers who purchase a Nest Learning Thermostat™ and participate in its demand response program.


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Nuheat Industries Ltd.: Wi-Fi Floor-Heating Thermostat

April 28, 2014

Compatible with most electric floor heating systems, the Signature Wi-Fi floor-heating thermostat offers remote access via free smartphone apps or a Web browser. 


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April 24, 2014: ecobee Smart Thermostat Receives OpenADR Certification

The 2.0b Certification Provides for Standardized Communication Between a Utility and Its Customers
April 25, 2014

ecobee announced it has received OpenADR 2.0b certification for its smart thermostat from the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation that fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the OpenADR smart grid standard.


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NEWSMakers: Michael Willburn

Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

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