INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier has introduced a new smart thermostat that the company said fuses the convenience of smart device remote access with improved HVAC system efficiency. With a 3.5-inch, full-color touch screen, the Cor™ thermostat responds automatically via its built-in proximity sensor and welcomes users with an intuitive interface, said Carrier. The thermostat’s microprocessor executes advanced algorithms to provide greater efficiency and optimum comfort. The thermostat is said to reduce home comfort costs by an average of 20 percent.

“The word Cor is Latin for heart, and we have designed the Cor thermostat to be the heart of a smarter home,” said Matthew Pine, Carrier marketing director. “This innovative smart thermostat adapts to each home’s needs and system capabilities, continually updating itself and learning the ideal settings to ensure comfort and energy efficiency.”

Through guided programming options, homeowners can maintain control of their home comfort system, or let the Cor thermostat do the work for them. To maximize energy efficiency, the thermostat offers advanced features like smart setback, which automatically determines the optimal temperature for home comfort and energy savings. Wi-Fi® connectivity, compatible with 802.11 b/g/n wireless routers, allows remote access to the Cor thermostat from virtually anywhere. Homeowners can wirelessly control home temperatures and energy savings via mobile and tablet apps. A comprehensive analysis of energy consumption is available through the online web portal.

The Cor thermostat also provides in-depth energy reports, with detailed system performance data available back to the installation date. Each report includes interactive energy-efficiency tips, providing homeowners the ability to instantly modify settings for maximum savings.

Carrier said the Cor thermostat works with almost any brand of home comfort system. Once installed, the thermostat automatically downloads the latest software via over-the-air updates, so homeowners always have the most up-to-date home comfort technology.

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Publication date: 1/12/2015

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