Daikin, Nest Labs to Collaborate on Product Integration

Nov. 3, 2014
Daikin continues to make news since its entry into the ducted comfort product arena. Daikin products will function with the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm, as well as the Dropcam Wi-Fi video monitoring camera and service.

Daikin North America LLC announced that it is working with Nest Labs, Inc. to build integrations for its full range of Daikin brand ducted residential products that will allow them to function with Nest products, including the Nest Learning Thermostat™ and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ alarm, as well as the Dropcam Wi-Fi video monitoring camera and service.

The collaboration will not affect Daikin non-ducted products, which use the Daikin ENVi thermostat.

“Nest has established a great level of consumer brand awareness and provides a great value to homeowners in terms of user experience. Further, Nest products offer potential energy savings with regard to residential heating and cooling systems without similar controls,” said Gary Clark, senior vice president of marketing at Daikin North America. “We look forward to collaborating with Nest to ensure that its products are designed to work with Daikin brand HVAC systems. Long-term, we think that this relationship will be very beneficial for contractors representing the Daikin brand and homeowners seeking to improve their ability to achieve energy savings associated with the operation of their home’s heating and cooling systems. The combination of Daikin’s variable speed compressors in its air conditioners and heat pumps and Nest products will be powerful in helping to reduce energy usage without compromising homeowner indoor comfort," Clark said.

The Nest Thermostat is currently available across all Daikin’s company-operated distribution outlets and a significant number of Daikin’s independent distribution outlets for sale to HVAC contractors.