New products like the WhiteRodgers Sensi thermostat are bringing the Internet and the HVAC system more in line with each other Some say controlling residential indoor environments via smart phone and tablet apps is the wave of the future Some say it39s cool but consumers aren39t aware of the benefits this offers them What do you think

New products like the White-Rodgers Sensi thermostat are bringing the Internet and the HVAC system more in line with each other. Some say controlling residential indoor environments via smart phone and tablet apps is the wave of the future. Some say it's cool, but consumers aren't aware of the benefits this offers them. What do you think?

Connected Homes: The HVAC Contractor Connection

Smart technology isn't all abot the hardware anymore. It's about The Cloud. Here are some thoughts on what this means to the HVACR contracting community.

Connected home is the new buzzword. Some people know them as “smart homes,” that include automation and management, wireless systems, and such. If you are a stickler for the details, and I have been known to dabble in sticklerishness, there’s a subtle difference: A connected home is one connected to the Internet, period. Some claim that a home can only be called connected if all the devices in the home are actually connected (via a gateway or set-top bo

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