Residential Controls

Mercury Mandate Takes Effect in Massachusetts

Mercury T-Stats Must Now be Delivered to Collection Sites for Recycling

Any person or contractor replacing a mercury-containing thermostat in Massachusetts must now deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.


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User Tested, Contractor Approved

The NEWS’ Advisory Board Recommends its Favorite Temperature-controlling Devices

As the demand for tech-savvy thermostats continues to increase, we asked our contractor advisory panel to not only identify their go-to thermostats, but tell us why they’d recommend them to customers. Here’s what they had to say.


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Wi-Fi Thermostats Transcend the Market

Sophisticated Products Give Users Intelligent Control from Anywhere

Yesterday’s thermostats allowed a user to increase or decrease indoor temperature on site. Today’s units are much more sophisticated, allowing operators to adjust temperature, humidity, and a number of other variables from anywhere in the world. Additionally, some devices can intelligently learn a user’s schedule, and more.


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Contractors Search for Role in DIY Market

HVAC Contractors Reporting an Increase in Faulty DIY Installation Calls

When customers install their own thermostats, it often presents a problem to contractors who not lose out on a sale, but could also see an increase in service calls over malfunctioning equipment.


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Sept. 9, 2014: Home Automation Firms Join ‘Works with Nest’ Program

Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Inc., and Universal Remote Control Now Work with Nest

Nest Labs Inc. announced today the addition of Control4, Crestron®, Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), and Universal Remote Control (URC) — along with Dropcam — to the increasing number of products, apps, and services that work with Nest products.


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HVAC Company Donates to Ronald McDonald House

Engenuity Systems Donates Time, Labor, Products to Arizona Project

The system Engenuity helped install included security monitoring, access control, and fully integrated HVAC controls.


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Aug. 28, 2014: Direct Energy Brings Comfort & Control Plan with Nest to More States

Plan Offers a Nest Learning Thermostat at No Cost

Through its partnership with Nest, Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, announced that it will be extending its Comfort & Control Plan to natural gas customers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. The plan includes a Nest Learning Thermostat™ at no cost. 


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Home Automation Products Gaining HVAC Industry Traction

Ease of Use, Options Improving as Prices Start to Come Down

In only a few years, the number of connected “smart” products for the home has increased exponentially as homeowners have shown more and more interest in being able to monitor and control their homes from nearly anywhere.


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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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Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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