Thermostats

June 16, 2014: Honeywell Introduces New Smart Thermostat

Geofencing Provides Energy Savings, Fine Tune Feature Provides the Most Comfortable Temperature

Honeywell has announced the launch of its new Lyric™ smart thermostat which the company said knows when homeowners are coming and going, based on smartphone location, to deliver comfort when they’re at home and savings when they’re away.


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Venstar Inc.: Thermostat Firmware Update

The Firmware 3.12 update has been released for the ColorTouch® residential and commercial color touchscreen programmable thermostats. 


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June 3, 2014: Direct Energy Announces Partnership with Nest

Company Will Offer Nest Learning Thermostat to Its US and Canadian Customers

Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, announced that it has teamed with Nest to offer its electricity customers a solution for managing home and small business energy usage through an offer that includes the Nest Learning Thermostat.


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NY, Connecticut Pass Thermostat Law

Effective July 1, any person or contractor who replaces a mercury-containing thermostat in New York or Connecticut must deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.


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May 29, 2014: Nest Announces Energy Services Savings from Last Year, Adds New Partners

This Summer, Nest Is Introducing Enhanced Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings Programs

One year after launching Nest energy services, Nest Labs Inc., maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat, has announced the results of its Rush Hour Rewards™ program, noting that in summer 2013 it delivered an average of 55 percent energy reduction in residential air conditioning loads during peak times.


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Johnson Controls: Residential Communicating Control

The Luxaire® Acclimate™ Residential Communicating Control offers an intuitive interface and remote access, making installation and troubleshooting easy. 


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Zoning Success Requires Time and Financial Commitment

Contractors Believe Zoning Market is Ripe

If done correctly, adding zoning services can be a worthwhile investment for HVAC contractors.


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Jackson Systems LLC: BACnet Thermostats

The JS Series BACnet thermostats have the power of a space-mounted equipment controller while measuring temperature and humidity, the company said. 


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Nuheat Industries Ltd.: Wi-Fi Floor-Heating Thermostat

Compatible with most electric floor heating systems, the Signature Wi-Fi floor-heating thermostat offers remote access via free smartphone apps or a Web browser. 


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April 24, 2014: ecobee Smart Thermostat Receives OpenADR Certification

The 2.0b Certification Provides for Standardized Communication Between a Utility and Its Customers

ecobee announced it has received OpenADR 2.0b certification for its smart thermostat from the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation that fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the OpenADR smart grid standard.


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