Building and monitoring technologies provider PowerWise has developed smartphone and Web controls for energy-efficient heat pumps.

The company says mini-split users can now control temperature settings from an online energy management dashboard, and can set up to eight heating and cooling periods. Commercial customers can even apply thermostat templates to multiple locations, company officials say.

“Because these mini-split heat pumps are so popular, we expanded support of HVAC controls to these systems,” said PowerWise CEO Carsten Steenberg. “People can not only control temperature with their smartphones, they can also see the costs and full impact, especially when combined with our room sensors.”

 PowerWise air quality sensors can show the temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and volatile organic compound levels within the home or business. These sensors are an extension of the energy management system, available from PowerWise.