Zoning product was named Automation Product of the Year at CES 2015
July 27, 2015
Ecovent, maker of an intelligent home zoning system designed to deliver room-by-room climate control, announced that it has closed a $6.9 million Series A funding round led by Emerson Climate Technologies.
Designed to measure temperature and occupancy in multiple locations throughout the home, ecobee Inc.’s ecobee3 smarter Wi-Fi thermostat with remote temperature sensors increases comfort and saves energy.
Thermostats and controls are at the forefront of the connected home charge, and homeowners or facility managers may now control the climates within individual rooms from a million miles away, courtesy of their mobile devices.
For many seasoned HVAC contractors, the initial sales pitch when selling zoning to consumers can be as simple as a quick question-and-answer session. The unfortunate reality for zoning, however, remains that, for now, it’s still a relatively niche aspect of the HVAC industry as zoning is installed on less than 3 percent of HVAC systems.
The concept of a “connected home” has been working its way into the public consciousness for decades, and the hype and buzz surrounding that premise is now starting to reach a fever pitch as potential began giving way to reality at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.
The code change is part of the state’s Title 24 regulations implemented July 1, 2014, and while the rule is not a complete ban on the use of bypass ducts, it greatly limits their usage in newly constructed residential buildings.