Tag: Thermostats

Carrier Launches New Controls Expert Program

Carrier launches a new training and certification program that will qualify contractors to install Carrier controls products.  It’s called the Carrier Controls Expert Program, and three tiers of certification have been created based upon product: Controls Expert Comfort System (CS), Controls Expert i-Vu System (IS), and Controls Expert Encompass System (ES). This program aims to assure…




Carrier Releases “Cor”, a Smart Thermostat, at CES

At CES this week, Carrier unveiled a new smart thermostat called “Cor”.  It has a 3.5″ color touchscreen with user friendly icons.  According to a press release, Carrier’s marketing director wants this device to be “the heart of a smarter home”.  The name Cor means “heart” in Latin. Like all things smart, the homeowner has…




Former Apple iPod Team To Release The Nest Learning Thermostat

Look out Honeywell, there’s a new type of thermostat in town.  Former longtime SVP and head engineer of Apple’s iPod join forces to create Nest Labs, a venture-backed start up.  The Nest holds a sleek design with striking similarities to the iPod.  Namely, the round click wheel to turn up or down the setpoint temperature. Utilizing a number…