NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkEco, the developer of cloud-based energy-efficiency and demand-response solutions, and Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, have partnered to integrate the Carrier® ComfortChoice® Touch thermostat with ThinkEco's modlet® cloud platform. This integration now enables ThinkEco's utility customers to enroll central and window air conditioners into the same energy-efficiency or demand-response program via ThinkEco's modlet cloud platform.
The ThinkEco platform operates without the need for smart meters to give utilities access to real-time load data for window air conditioners, and targeted, real-time demand-response control capabilities for all air-conditioning loads. ThinkEco's demand-response offering has received multiple awards over the past two years for its customer attractiveness, pricing competitiveness and overall program design.
"ThinkEco has innovated with its utility partners to create next-generation energy-efficiency and demand-response technologies that customers actually want to use," said Jun Shimada, CEO, ThinkEco. "The ComfortChoice Touch is a great thermostat, so working with Carrier was a perfect way to expand capabilities of the ThinkEco cloud platform."
For end users, the ComfortChoice Touch thermostat features an easy-to-use color touch screen with precise temperature control. Its integration with the ThinkEco modlet platform gives customers easy access to their central air conditioning systems from any web browser or iOS or Android™ device, allowing them to preset or adjust temperature settings as necessary.
"We're excited that the ComfortChoice Touch is now compatible with ThinkEco's award-winning platform," said Raymond Archacki, senior product manager, Carrier. "Our customer's experience with the ComfortChoice Touch is enhanced through ThinkEco's attractive user interface and Smartphone apps, which is consistent with our goal of making energy efficiency easy and cost-effective for utilities and their customers."
New York City-based ThinkEco, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) solutions for residential and commercial applications. To enable connectivity to multiple load types, ThinkEco offers a patented technology platform with intelligent algorithms and attractive customer user interface that technology partners and utilities can integrate with. The company also markets a suite of its own energy-saving products to help make EE and DR more intuitive for end users, including the modlet® and modlet smartAC.
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 foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.
SOURCE ThinkEco, Inc.