CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - Intwine Connect has announced the creation of its Intwine Energy business unit to deliver an integrated family of Internet-connected energy management products. The first available in the family of devices are WiFi-connected thermostats which integrate into the MyIntwine™ Personal Energy Network™, a consumer-controlled, Internet-connected system of home energy management devices.

According to Intwine Energy, the thermostats are easy-to-use, low-cost products that feature enterprise-class security and reliability, and are compatible with virtually any heating and cooling system. The LCD touchscreen also functions as in-home display for other Internet-connected devices and receives alerts/alarms for the user. Scheduling options include “set and forget” control or real-time control, from nearly any device like a netbook, iPad, or smart phone.

“Beginning with our thermostat, the consumer now has the opportunity to monitor and control their own personal energy usage. As more Intwine Energy products come available such as whole house power monitor and smart load controllers for pool pumps and appliances, a consumer will have a complete, affordable solution to remotely and securely manage their personal energy usage,” said David Martin, CEO of Intwine Energy.

Intwine Energy’s first two thermostats, the IECT-210 and the IECT-220, enable two-way communication between a user and the HVAC system to remotely monitor and control energy use, and help reduce energy usage, said the company. The thermostats allow users to access the thermostat from any Internet connection and the thermostat can access dynamic pricing updates and messages from utility providers.

The IECT-210 can control up to two stages of heating and two stages of cooling and is programmable up to four independent periods per day, seven days a week. The IECT-220 supports up to three stages of heating, two stages of cooling, multi-stage heat pumps, humidifier, dehumidifier and external air baffles. It offers on-screen alerts to remind customers when consumables, such as air filters, humidifier pads, and UV bulbs, should be checked or changed to help keep the system running efficiently. The IECT-220 has user-friendly menu driven programming, which is programmable up to seven periods per day, seven days a week.

The IECT-220 thermostat is available now. Intwine Energy is accepting orders for the IECT-210 with shipment availability expected in July.

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Publication date:05/24/2010