There is a lot of buzz these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will continue to influence — some say take over — our lives in the near future. But what does the IoT mean for HVAC contractors, and, more importantly, how can they profit from its proliferation?
Includes incentives for smart thermostats and HVAC control device
July 27, 2016
Customers will have more ways to manage their peak energy demand after the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the continuation of Arizona Public Service’s (APS’s) energy efficiency programs and the implementation of five new and expanded measures.
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.
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.
Savings potential would exceed the total energy consumed by household consumer electronics
June 3, 2016
The increasing use of home automation technology through the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential for substantial energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, according to a new study released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™.
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.