The thermostat market has evolved to cater to modern customers’ ever increasing needs. Today, people look to their smartphones for nearly everything, including banking, home security, and, of course, the ability to manage their indoor comfort levels.
Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa, Control4, RTI, and more
February 20, 2017
Venstar®, a thermostat and energy management systems supplier, announced that its ColorTouch® color touch screen Wi-Fi thermostat received a 2016 internet of things (IoT) Evolution Connected Home and Building Award from IoT Evolution magazine. This award honors organizations delivering innovative solutions that enable the advancement of the smart home and buildings industry.
Customers say ease of installation tops competitor thermostats
February 3, 2017
As connected-home technology grows increasingly popular, consumers are looking for tech solutions that make life easier but don’t require an engineering degree or quickly become obsolete. Maybe that’s why the Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat landed top customer satisfaction marks in the inaugural J.D. Power 2016 Smart Thermostat Satisfaction Report SM.
Lux Products unveiled its latest thermostats, highlighting the GEOx, GEOz, and KONO smart thermostats at a media breakfast. Lux’s KONO means “inviting” according to president of Lux Products, Robert Munin, and its unique look and appeal shows why.
Smart technology makes the The Lyric T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostat efficient and easy-to-use. Its connected features, such as installation and access via the Lyric app (iOS and Android), and customized geofencing mean that it can automatically adapt to the dynamic and unpredictable schedules of today’s customers.
The devices have gained high traction in North America and Europe
December 16, 2016
Smart thermostats form an integral part of smart homes and have gained high traction in developed regions such as North America and Europe. The industry is anticipated to witness a high adoption of these gadgets as they display the energy consumption level in real-time and are capable of adjusting to ambient conditions automatically.
The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated device that can answer spoken questions; play music; make to-do lists; set alarms; stream podcasts; and provide weather, traffic, and other real-time information. However, perhaps most interesting to contractors is its ability to control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.
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?