Thursday, June 25, 2015
With 2014 officially the hottest year on record, air conditioner use is at an all-time high and is rapidly growing. The U.S. uses more air conditioning than any other country, with almost 90% of American households running ACs. This costs Americans over $11 billion a year in energy and emits over 100 million tons of carbon dioxide.
The Munich-based technology company tado° is revolutionizing the way energy is consumed in homes. Its Smart Thermostat for heating systems and new Smart AC Control help people reduce their energy consumption without sacrificing comfort. The new cooling control product can be used with any remote-controlled air conditioner. Earlier this month Christian Deilmann, CEO & founder of tado°, announced: "We aim to smarten up 100,000 of NYC's AC units by June 2016. With its high density of air conditioners, New York City is the perfect starting point for tado° to usher in a new era of cooling, both in the U.S. and globally."
tado° works by using your smartphone's location to automatically adapt your air conditioner to your behavior. The geo-aware app on your phone senses when you leave the house and turns off the air conditioner. As soon as you start approaching home, tado° begins pre-cooling so you always come back to a comfortable house without ever having to lift a finger. With its fully automatic climate control, tado° not only makes your home environment more pleasant, but it also helps you save up to 40% on energy costs.
"No more compromises," says Christian Deilmann. "Until now, you had to decide whether to enjoy the full comfort of a cool home by leaving your air conditioner running all day or to switch it off when you leave to save money and energy. At tado° we believe in state-of-the-art smart technology that automatically ensures that no energy is wasted. With the new tado° Smart AC Control, we've created a completely new way to cool our homes."
In 2014, tado° received the iF DESIGN AWARD for its Smart Thermostat. To learn more about the company’s intelligent climate control solutions, visit www.tado.com or follow @tado and the hashtag #smartNYC on Twitter.
Source & Image: © tado°