ecobee Inc. announced that its ecobee3 smart Wi-Fi thermostat with room sensors is the first thermostat to be directly compatible with the Amazon Echo system, offering homeowners added convenience and comfort through Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa.
Homes in the pilot that integrated with WeatherBug Home saved three times more electricity
February 9, 2016
Consumers who integrated WeatherBug Home’s HVAC control and optimization capabilities with their connected thermostat saved 16.5 percent when cooling their home as compared to 5.1 percent HVAC savings using a connected thermostat –– saving 11.4 percent more in HVAC energy use — according to results from a pilot study.
Users of the LUX/GEO can participate in demand response
January 25, 2016
Coming off the launch of its new Wi-Fi thermostat, the LUX/GEO, LUX Products Corp. has announced a collaboration with New York-based EnergyHub, a leading connected device solution for electric utilities, to power the application technology behind LUX Products’ new LUX/GEO smart thermostat.
It’s not just the tech-savvy who are on board with the smart home
January 25, 2016
The year 2020 has long been a benchmark for when the smart home will finally be mainstream, but according to the results of a survey released by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, that time may come sooner than originally thought.
This product works much like any programmable thermostat by controlling heating and cooling calls, but it also automatically or manually directs more airflow to the upstairs during the cooling season and to the downstairs during the heating season.