A major manufacturer recently conducted a survey of 2,000 consumers asking for their feedback on smart products. When asked about their interest in purchasing smart products, more than 60 percent of respondents said they were interested in purchasing an intelligent control for their home. Other industry data shows that actual smart home product penetration is less than 20 percent.
By now, most contractors are offering Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and systems that include central interfaces. Those ahead of the curve are utilizing these central interface systems to upsell customers on security cameras, camera-infused doorbells, perimeter lighting, and more.
The ComfortLink™ II XL1050 is a Wi-Fi- or Ethernet-enabled, connected control that acts as a home energy command center and provides homeowners with the ability to control indoor temperatures on a zone-by-zone basis.
The ProSpace variable refrigerant flow (VRF) wireless control interface creates an open communication platform that allows Trane VRF systems to integrate with hotel room thermostats and building-level control systems. The control is equipped with motion and infrared sensors.
Compatible with ColorTouch® and Explorer™ (formerly Voyager®) Wi-Fi residential and commercial thermostats, this wireless temperature sensor is designed to save energy while improving indoor comfort. It’s available throughout North America and can be used indoors or outdoors with the on-board sensor or an external sensor, such as the included duct sensor.
Home automation is no longer a thing of the past. Customers are seeking ways to intelligently control their homes in more ways than ever before, as evidenced by the number of new smart home products on display in this sector at the AHR Expo.
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.
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.