If you're cranking the air conditioner a lot this summer, a product bundle using Microsoft Hohm will tell you a lot about your upcoming energy bills--maybe even more than you want to know. Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has tied its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application to an electricity monitor called PowerCost Monitor. The combination, which uses a home broadband connection, lets people view home electricity from the Web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
Thermostats are getting smarter everyday. Did you know that upgrading from the older mercury thermostat is the first step towards controlling your energy consumption? These newer smarter thermostats are called comfort controls because they provide many more options for enhancing your families comfort. From programming unoccupied times to monitoring and learning how your air conditioner is operating. this provides you with more even temperatures ,reminders to change filters and when to do maintenance. Now you can control your comfort from out of town.
HVAC and Technology: Do They Mix? When you think of HVAC technicians, plumbers, electricians, mechanics and other skilled laborers, what comes to mind? Does anything related to technology come to mind? Or are you just imagining a blue collar worker that knows his profession… and that’s about it?