Residential Controls

Oct. 14, 2014: Google-Backed Home Automation Group Accepting New Members

Thread Group to Build Connected Home Products Using Its New Wireless Networking Protocol

The Thread Group announced that it has opened membership and will begin accepting applications from companies interested in using the Thread protocol in their products. The group was established in July by seven companies to develop Thread, a new IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home.


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ecobee Inc.: Wi-Fi Thermostat

The Wi-Fi-connected ecobee3 thermostat and remote sensors measure temperature and occupancy in multiple locations, resulting in increased comfort when an occupant is home and energy savings when he or she is away. 


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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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Andy Patron, partner with FMI Corp., discusses the impact a national labor shortage may have on the mechanical contracting industry. Posted on March 27.
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