PLAIN CITY, OH — Invensys Climate Controls and Lennox Industries (Richardson, TX) have joined forces to develop a “smart,” Web-addressable hvac control system for the home.

The e-Comfort™ system, with a built-in microprocessor, has the ability to perform self-diagnostic tests and communicate with service technicians over the Internet. Also, according to both companies, the system will improve the efficiency and effective-ness of space heating and air conditioning appliances.

“The e-Comfort system will eventually let users control their hvac systems from virtually anywhere in the world, which will help lower their energy consumption and energy costs,” said Dale Barnhart, Invensys Climate Controls president.

The companies plan to begin consumer testing of the system this summer.

Publication date: 06/18/2001