INDIANAPOLIS — The newest version of the Carrier® Côr™ thermostat, enabled to work with Apple’s HomeKit™, is now available for sale through Carrier dealers nationwide. Using the Apple HomeKit, customers can use iOS-enabled devices to easily control their Côr thermostat from anywhere in the world.

“Carrier and Apple are household names from which customers expect the highest level of technical expertise and product delivery,” said Matthew Pine, vice president, marketing, Carrier Residential. “Pairing Carrier’s more than century of experience in home climate control with Apple’s mobile prowess delivers a seamless customer experience that results in even greater control over a home’s climate control.”

Apple HomeKit technology allows users to effortlessly and securely control their home comfort system from anywhere using the new iOS 10 Home app or voice-controlled Siri on their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

Users can set up HomeKit-enabled products to work together based on certain triggers, such as having the furnace or air conditioner activate to a certain temperature when a homeowner arrives home or automatically setting the system to a more efficient level when the occupants leave. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the heating and cooling system and the iOS device.

Côr thermostat features like smart setback let the thermostat intelligently adapt beyond manual programming for greater efficiency, while still meeting ideal comfort levels. Energy reports help homeowners understand exactly where energy dollars are being spent, giving homeowners the visibility and information needed to modify settings to maximize savings. The Côr also provides customized energy saving tips.

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Publication date: 6/20/2017