Apple HomeKit technology allows users to effortlessly and securely control their home comfort system from anywhere using the new iOS 10 Home app or voice-controlled Siri on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Users can set up HomeKit-enabled products to work together based on triggers, such as having the furnace or air conditioner activate to a certain temperature when a homeowner arrives home or automatically setting the system to a more efficient level when the occupants leave. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the heating and cooling system and the iOS device.
This announcement marks another step for the Côr thermostat as the home climate control device of choice. Launched at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the Côr thermostat is compatible with the vast majority of home comfort systems and designed with a sleek interface for the contemporary home setting.
"Since the introduction of the Côr thermostat two years ago, we're pleased to see the power of this thermostat to increase a home's energy efficiency and save people money," says Pine. "Homeowners can save hundreds of dollars a year and ultimately reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. We're thrilled to know this powerful technology, paired with Apple's world-class products, can help even more homeowners make the very most of their home comfort system."
Côr thermostat features like smart setback let the thermostat intelligently adapt beyond manual programming for greater efficiency, while still meeting ideal comfort levels. Energy reports help homeowners understand exactly when energy dollars are being spent, allowing users to modify settings to maximize savings. It will even provide customized energy saving tips.
The HomeKit enabled Carrier Côr thermostat will be available early 2017.
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