This residential thermostat is engineered and designed to integrate with any conventionally wired HVAC system. Near field communication, a set of short-range wireless technologies, and a dedicated distributor app allow the contractor to preconfigure settings before arriving at a residence.
To Americans, main benefits include increased convenience, increased security, reduced energy bill
May 3, 2016
Consumer awareness of the connected home is growing quickly, according to findings released from connected home studies fielded by Kelton Global and Research Now in the U.S. Commissioned by Nest, the studies were designed to uncover consumer sentiment about the connected home market.
HARDI wholesaler members compete to recycle the most mercury thermostats
April 29, 2016
Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) announced that its fifth annual Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition begins May 1, in partnership with Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). BMOP will run through Oct. 31 and all HARDI wholesaler members are eligible to participate.
More than 30 percent of homes in U.S. now have access to Nest thermostat rebates and rewards
April 29, 2016
Nest Labs Inc. has announced continued growth in its energy business with the addition of more than 50 energy providers now offering Nest Learning Thermostat rebates and rewards for residential customers.
Vivint Element thermostat is recognized in international design competition
April 14, 2016
Vivint Smart Home, a leading provider of smart home technology, announced that its Vivint Element™ smart thermostat was awarded the Red Dot, an international distinction for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury chose winners from a pool of 5,200 products from 57 nations.
Many residential users are seeking ways to reduce energy consumption and cut costs
March 29, 2016
The global market for ZigBee-enabled smart thermostats is forecast to increase substantially at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 67 percent by 2020, according to a market analysis by Technavio.
In the HVAC industry, manufacturers are working to meet the growing demand for smart, connected devices homeowners can control from their computers, tablets, and smartphones. Here are a few of the latest products available on the market.