Control Your Castle: The Latest in HVAC Home Automation

High-Tech Devices to Help Grow your Home Automation Operation
August 26, 2013

Every homeowner’s house is his or her castle, and each homeowner elects just how to control his or her indoor environment. 

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Honeywell Challenges Nest’s Claims

National Advertising Division Issues Recommendations to Thermostat Manufacturer
August 12, 2013

Honeywell Intl. Inc., manufacturer of the original round thermostat and long-standing manufacturer of both nonprogrammable and programmable thermostats, recently challenged certain advertising claims made by newcomer and rival Nest Labs Inc., which first began selling its Nest Learning Thermostat™ in late 2011. 

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Climate Technology Corp., a div. of SUPCO® Inc.: Universal Thermostats

August 5, 2013

The E3 Series universal thermostats take five minutes to install and have real-life programming and simple operation, said the company. 

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Venstar Inc.: Humidity Control Thermostat

July 29, 2013

Two models have been added to the ColorTouch thermostat line; both available with built-in humidity control. 

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July 24, 2013: WiFi Thermostat Debuted for Small Restaurants and Retailers

Product Brings Energy Management to Smaller Businesses
July 24, 2013
EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of energy management systems (EMS) for small businesses and light commercial facilities, has launched the EnTouch Elite commercial WiFi thermostat, the debut product for the company’s Simplified Controls Platform of energy management systems (EMS).

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July 15, 2013: Smart Thermostats Being Enrolled in Calif. Demand Response Study

Thermostats to be Included in Southern California Edison’s Residential Demand Response Program
July 15, 2013
EnergyHub and Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that EnergyHub is enrolling thermostats from a number of thermostat manufacturers and service providers as part of SCE’s residential demand response study on programmable communicating thermostats this summer.

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July 11, 2013: Air-Conditioning Thermostat Market to Grow Almost 50 Percent

Shipments Are Set to Grow to 19 Million Units in 2017, Up 48 Percent from 12.8 Million in 2012
July 11, 2013
Global shipments of thermostats used for air-conditioning applications will rise by nearly 50 percent from 2012 through 2017, driven by demand from Asia, according to the latest report on the thermostats market from IMS Research, part of IHS Inc.

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California Enacts New Mercury Thermostat Recycling Policy

Policy Affects Contractors and Businesses Collecting Waste Thermostats
July 8, 2013

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has placed additional requirements on C-20 HVAC and C-21 demolition contractors and businesses collecting waste mercury thermostats through manufacturer-sponsored programs, the Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) reports.

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July 3, 2013: ecobee Offers API to Connect with Its Smart Thermostats

Public API Will Enable Connected Home Solutions
July 3, 2013
ecobee Inc., makers of the ecobee Smart Thermostat, has announced the launch of its new public application programming interface (API). Through the API, ecobee said the company and its partners will create connected home solutions for homeowners.

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ACCA, Others Oppose Thermostat Law

New Laws Could Lead to Big Problems, Industry Leaders Say
July 1, 2013

Many worry the encroachment of home security companies on the HVAC industry may be an emerging — and disturbing — national trend. 

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