Cloud-Based Smart Thermostat Target Of New Partnership

ThinkEco, maker of the Modlet Saver Plug, recently announced a partnership that will integrate its cloud-based energy monitoring platform with the Carrier ComfortChoice Touch thermostat.

Carrier specializes in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Integration of the two technologies will allow utility customers to enroll central and window air conditioners into the same energy-efficiency or demand-response program via ThinkEco’s modlet cloud platform.

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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. The ComfortChoice Touch thermostat features an easy-to-use color touch screen with precise temperature control.

According to a joint press release, the thermostat’s integration with the ThinkEco modlet platform will give 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.”

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