Thermostat saves 10 to 12 percent on heating bills and about 15 percent on cooling bills
September 1, 2015
Nest Labs Inc. today announced the third generation Nest Learning Thermostat, which has a slimmer profile, a high-resolution screen that’s 40 percent larger, and an updated user interface to make it easier to read temperatures, alerts, and messages.
The so-called “thermostat wars” in office buildings have been written about in both the consumer and trade media. Some in the office say it’s too hot. Others say it’s too cold. Building operators, and their HVAC contractors, try to find a satisfactory solution, but it’s elusive, as shown in a study by Software Advice.
Know the product. Don’t fumble through it or roll your eyes when talking about the technology. A few contractors did that when I was getting bids a few months back, and it made them look like they were stuck in the past.
The European smart thermostat market is set to boom, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, which states that the European market earned revenues of $152.5 million in 2014 and forecasts that this will jump to $2.57 billion by 2019.
Retail channel accounts for largest percentage of units sold
July 27, 2015
Smart thermostats are forecast to take a larger portion of the market this year, accounting for over 40 percent of the nearly 10 million thermostats sold in the U.S., according to new smart home research from Parks Associates.
Last week Ecobee Inc. announced that its new smart thermostat, the Ecobee3, will be sold at Apple Stores in the United States. This is the first Ecobee thermostat sold by Apple that is HomeKit enabled.
Thermostat is said to save homeowners an average of 23 percent on their heating and cooling bills
July 8, 2015
ecobee Inc. has announced that ecobee3, the first smart thermostat to support Apple HomeKit, is now available at Apple Stores across North America. The ecobee3 uses remote sensors to deliver comfort in the rooms that matter most to homeowners.
Interoperability issues, created by a variety of standards and protocols, are challenging this market
June 29, 2015
As device manufacturers continue to embed communications technologies, sensors, and intelligence into an array of products, the residential Internet of Things (IoT) market continues to grow, notes Navigant Research.