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AHR Expo Showcases New HVACR Products

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor. 


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Feb. 17, 2014: Smart Thermostats to Reach Nearly $1.4 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020

Worldwide Revenue from Smart Thermostats Is Forecast to Grow from $86 Million in 2013
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Although the market for smart thermostats has struggled to gain traction, recent developments — particularly the purchase of smart thermostat maker Nest Labs by Google for a reported $3.2 billion — indicate that growth is likely to accelerate, according to Navigant Research.


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Residential Controls

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the residential control products we found on the show floor.


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Google to Buy Nest for $3.2 Billion

Nest to Retain Brand Identity, Leadership
By Jen Anesi
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On Jan. 13, Google Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to buy smart thermostat manufacturer Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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SmartWay Solutions Inc.: Touchscreen Thermostat

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With a touch of the help button, the VT4000 Audioaire™ thermostat plays the service company’s custom audio message. 


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Google to Buy Nest for $3.2 Billion

Nest to Retain Brand Identity, Company Leadership
By Jen Anesi
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On Jan. 13, Google Inc. announced it had entered into an agreement to buy smart thermostat manufacturer Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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Jan. 14, 2014: Google to Acquire Smart Thermostat Maker Nest

Nest Also Offers Smoke/CO Alarm
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Google Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs Inc., manufacturer of the Nest Learning Thermostat, for $3.2 billion in cash. 


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Bringing Work Home:

Contractors Sample Smart Products On Their Own

Hands-on Approach Allows Contractors to Practice What They Preach
By Kimberly Schwartz
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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
By Kimberly Schwartz
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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
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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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