smart thermostat

The Connected Home: Reaching Critical Mass for the Grid?

May 22, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Home Automation and Energy Savings

After a decade or more of false starts and unrealistic expectations, “connected home” technology is finally gaining enough market share for vendors to start bragging about the numbers.[read more]

Smart Thermostat Programs Roll on in Texas, Arizona, and Maryland

December 28, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

TXU Energy was one of the first energy retailers to offer a smart thermostat program, way back in 2009. The Texas retailer has now chosen EnergyHub to manage those thermostats, which number in the tens of thousands, according to EnergyHub.[read more]

Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat? Choose One of These

December 13, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

Smart Thermostat Choices

With so many smart thermostats on the market today, it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you. You want one that is going to be easy to install, simple to program, pleasing to look at, and probably most important, one that will save you money.[read more]

Coming To A Home Near You: The Battle Of The Thermostats!

May 29, 2014 by Veronique Bugnion

Home Energy Innovation and Competition


Summer is around the corner, and heat waves are known to stretch the power grid to its limits. To avoid the risk of blackouts, grid operators like to have a contingent of electricity consumers that are willing to curtail their usage at the right time, and for the right price.[read more]

The US Smart Thermostat Market Is Potentially Massive

February 22, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Smart Thermostat Market

Programmable thermostats have been on the market for a long time. In fact, the technology's roots go all the way back to 1885, when Albert Butz invented the "damper flapper," a regulated pulley system that automatically controlled air flow to a coal furnace.[read more]

Smart Thermostat Market Will Grow 10-Fold by 2020

November 3, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Smart Thermostat Market Growth

The global smart thermostat market could be worth nearly $1.4 billion by 2020, up from about $100 million today, according to a new market study. The report takes a conservative approach to some market barriers, particularly utility involvement in the U.S. residential market.[read more]

Nest Labs and Sunrun Pair Smart Thermostats With Solar Energy

September 7, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Two of the Bay Area's top clean energy companies -- Nest and Sunrun -- have joined forces in a marketing campaign to pair smart thermostats with solar. The two companies are hoping they can leverage the "cool" factor of each other's brands and entice more customers.[read more]