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.
Partnership Will Provide Smart Guest Room Control and Energy Savings
June 2, 2015
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has announced a new agreement with Telkonet Inc., a manufacturer of hotel guest room thermostats and controls. Through this agreement Trane will now use the Telkonet EcoSmart™ platform to offer the hotel and hospitality industry additional HVAC and comfort system options that benefit hotel guests.
Using Smart Thermostats Helps to Decrease Energy Bills and Demand Placed on the Electric Grid
May 20, 2015
Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) announced it is partnering with Nest® Labs and Xfinity to offer incentives of up to $40 to the first 10,000 ComEd customers who enroll in Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards™ or Xfinity Home’s Summer Energy Management program.
Smart Thermostats Will Help Utility Reduce Peak Demand
May 1, 2015
Carrier announced it will provide Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) with its ComfortChoice® thermostat for the utility’s energy demand management program. The thermostats will be used by OG&E for its SmartHours® program, which is looking to reduce peak demand for electricity.
New California Customers Who Go Solar Will Receive a Nest Learning Thermostat at No Cost
April 14, 2015
SolarCity® has announced a new partnership with Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat™. The company said the first 10,000 new customers in California who sign up with SolarCity will receive a Nest thermostat installed at no additional cost.