INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The smart thermostat fusing the convenience of smart device remote access with improved system efficiency has arrived with the new Cor™ thermostat from Carrier. Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"The word Cor is Latin for heart, and we have designed the Cor thermostat to be the heart of a smarter home," said Matthew Pine, Carrier marketing director. "This innovative smart thermostat adapts to each home's needs and system capabilities, continually updating itself and learning the ideal settings to ensure comfort and energy efficiency."
The Cor thermostat promises to redefine the way homeowners interact with their home comfort systems by focusing on three key areas:
- Efficiency: The Cor thermostat reduces home comfort costs by an average of 20 percent*
- Simplicity: Seamless system management with the mobile app or desktop interface
- Carrier expertise: Leveraging more than a century of experience in heating and cooling translates into a truly smart thermostat
Through guided programming options, homeowners can maintain control of their home comfort system, or simply let the Cor thermostat do all the work for them. To maximize energy efficiency, the Cor thermostat offers advanced features like smart setback, which automatically determines the optimal temperature for home comfort and energy savings. Wi-Fi® connectivity, compatible with 802.11 b/g/n wireless routers, allows remote access to the Cor thermostat from virtually anywhere. Homeowners can wirelessly control home temperatures and energy savings via mobile and tablet apps. A comprehensive analysis of energy consumption is available through the online web portal.
The Cor thermostat also provides in-depth energy reports, with detailed system performance data available back to the installation date. Each report includes interactive energy-efficiency tips, providing homeowners the ability to instantly modify settings for maximum savings.
As flexible as it is smart, the Cor thermostat works with almost any brand of home comfort system. Installation by a trained Carrier expert ensures the Cor thermostat is set up to function properly with the homeowner's existing equipment. Once installed, the Cor thermostat automatically downloads the latest software via over-the-air updates, so homeowners always have the most up-to-date home comfort technology at their fingertips. All timely registered Cor thermostats are then backed with an industry-leading five-year limited warranty**, offering the support homeowners have come to expect from the experts at Carrier.
More information about the Cor, including a product preview and interview opportunities, will be available at a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 7 at noon at the Venetian, Level 1, Galileo Ballroom 903.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.
* Based on a 2012 third-party study comparing Carrier Cor™ technology to the estimated cost of a non-programmable thermostat set to 72 degrees F at all times.
** If registered within ninety (90) days of installation. See warranty certificate for complete details and restrictions.
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