Smart thermostat now on the market meets California Energy Standard (video)
Smart thermostats are meeting the challenge of helping consumers reduce energy use in a complex technological environment.
The Côr home automation system from Carrier, which enables homeowners to secure, control and remotely manage their home’s most critical systems from the convenience of an intuitive mobile app, can now be purchased through a Carrier distributor or factory direct for select home builders.
The Côr home automation system builds on Carrier’s commitment to delivering the “heart” of a smarter home.
“Earlier this year, we introduced the Côr home automation system at the Consumer Electronic Show to demonstrate our commitment to expanding our suite of services to increase comfort and convenience for today’s savvy homeowner,” said Matthew Pine, vice president, marketing, Carrier. “Now we are thrilled to begin taking orders for the system and working with homebuilders across the country to deliver a smart home solution backed by brands they know and trust.”
The Côr home automation system provides homeowners a single solution to easily connect their home’s most important systems: heating and cooling, safety and security.
Once set up, users can manage connected devices, view live video of their home from connected cameras and remotely manage access from the system’s app, anywhere in the world.
As flexible as it is smart, the Côr home automation system can connect and automate over 64 sensors, 250 Z-Wave enabled devices and 16 cameras in the home. It also offers the homeowner the choice to opt for home self-monitoring or upgrade to professional security monitoring.
Also, Carrier announced that its Côr thermostat has been certified to comply with the latest California Energy Code Title 24 as an Occupant Controlled Smart Thermostat (OCST) by the California Energy Commission.
According to Carrier, a Title 24-compliant OCST must meet a number of detailed specifications intended to receive and automatically respond to demand response signals through a messaging protocol, such as Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) 2.0, from utility providers.
According to the California Energy Commission (CEC), the Energy Commission's energy efficiency standards have saved California energy customers over $75 billion in reduced electricity bills since the 1970s.
This certification marks another step for the Côr thermostat as it recently was certified to be compliant with the OpenADR standard.
“The team at Carrier is continuing to evolve the Côr thermostat to meet the growing demands of the energy industry and of our discerning customers,” said Matthew Pine, vice president, marketing, Carrier, Residential.
“The OpenADR certification, coupled with this OCST status, signals our commitment to ensuring the Côr thermostat is ready to meet the needs of customers around the country and to ensure it can deliver the sort of sophisticated operations necessary for today’s rapidly changing energy environment.”
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