As the largest load in the home, there is a huge opportunity for efficient, connected HVAC products to save consumers energy and enable load flexibility for utilities.
Connected thermostats offer opportunities to manage existing heating and cooling loads.
Water heaters are generally the second largest load in the home and offer unique opportunities to shift load and act as a thermal battery.
Combi units are integrated high efficiency boilers or air handlers that serve both the space heating and hot water needs of the whole home.
Pool pumps, which are the most energy intensive equipment of the pool system, present considerable opportunities for automated load management and enhanced customer control.
Plug load controls can provide energy savings by addressing phantom load and standby power losses, as well as easy device management for consumers.
Connected lighting provides energy savings opportunities as well as safety and convenience benefits and is of key interest for consumers as they begin to build their smart home.
Ceiling fans can work with consumers’ heating and cooling equipment to increase comfort and decrease energy use.
Interior and exterior window attachments offer energy savings by moderating solar gains, particularly when paired with connected technology for easy automation.
There are many unique integrated home products that offer energy savings but do not fall neatly within traditional product categories. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the evaluation of your innovative products.
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