Simple voice commands can now control Nexia-certified devices throughout the home
July 5, 2016
Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has given subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified smart home devices in their home — starting with thermostats, lighting, and plug-in wall modules — with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo.
New technologies benefit homeowners in many ways, including energy savings, better comfort
June 22, 2016
The use of smart devices and the data insights they provide will be examined in a seminar at the ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference taking place June 25-29 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel and America’s Center Convention Complex.
The strong market growth in North America is expected to last for years to come
June 20, 2016
The number smart homes in North America and Europe reached a total of 17.9 million in 2015, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market and the region had an installed base of 12.7 million smart homes at the end of the year.
Voyager thermostats are also compatible with other smart home solutions, including ZigBee and Z-Wave
June 17, 2016
Venstar® announced that its Voyager® programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with Amazon® Echo, giving users voice control over thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heating or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.
An array of distribution channels is helping to drive the market for advanced thermostats
June 17, 2016
Smart and communicating thermostats enable consumers to save money on energy bills, help utilities meet energy efficiency and demand-side management (DSM) requirements, and play a part in connected home solutions.
EnergyHub collaboration latest in Sensi thermostat’s expanding list of integrations
June 14, 2016
Emerson announced its Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat is now eligible for demand response programs managed by EnergyHub. EnergyHub, a leading provider of connected device management for utilities, will include the Sensi thermostat in its utility demand response programs.
Key IoT stakeholders can provide added value to consumers by offering ongoing data insights
June 14, 2016
The residential Internet of Things (IoT) trend is expected to continue to grow during the next decade, particularly as industry stakeholders meet the demand for integrating disparate devices and in-home systems.
Smart thermostats are a particularly attractive opportunity in the smart home market
June 13, 2016
The number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 81 percent to 5.8 million in 2015, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. The North American market recorded a 78 percent growth in the installed base of smart thermostats to 4.5 million.
This radiant thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative temperature, a floor sensor (purchased separately), or a combination of both to provide the optimal level of comfort and control.