"thermostats" articles

In a recent article for the New York Times , Steve Lohr writes that consumers purchase smart home products for a number of reasons, including environmental worries, financial savings, and the physical appeal of smart home merchandise. Lohr included Parks Associates research to show the increase in sales of energy-related smart home products. Valued at $850 million, Parks Associates research shows consumers purchased 10 million smart thermostats, plugs, power strips, and lights...
Amena Ali , Senior VP and General Manager at WeatherBug Home , answers several industry questions about issues that are currently affecting the connected entertainment and smart home markets: What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health? When it comes to engaging consumers in smart home solutions, we need to first consider their...
George Land , Business Director, Nexia Home Intelligence at Ingersoll Rand , provides industry insights for his upcoming CONNECTIONS  speaking engagement: What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health? Right now, many people consider a smart home as a novelty or luxury item rather than a stable, viable lifestyle upgrade that...
Barry Haaser , Managing Director for the OpenADR Alliance and President at Lakeview Group, answers several industry questions about issues that are currently affecting the energy management market: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? The most challenging issue for the OpenADR Alliance involves development of automated demand response (ADR) programs by utilities based on the...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: demand response, Smart Energy Summit, smart home, thermostats
Gene Wang , CEO at People Power , responds to the industry question: “ What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?” An inconvenient truth about the average consumer today is that they are not passionate about inconveniencing themselves in order to save a few dollars. And they are generally not willing to pay money for a lower priority benefit of energy conservation. This was a tremendous...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: demand response, Smart Energy Summit, smart home, thermostats
Parks Associates has released a new consumer analytics report on consumer interest in and adoption levels of home energy management features. The market focus report, " Consumer Segmentation: Who Will Pay for Home Energy Management? " analyzes the overall appeal of different types of smart home features, providing key insights into the top five features consumers identify as most important. 11% of U.S. broadband households already own and use a programmable,...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | Feb. 26, 2014
Tags: Market Focus, smart home, thermostats
Parks Associates projects the percentage of U.S. households with professionally monitored services will expand to 30% by 2020, with consumer demand for remote monitoring, coupled with the expanding presence of broadband service providers, driving growth in the security market. In its new report IP-based Home Monitoring: Security , which analyzes trends driving the market in 2011 and beyond, the international research firm estimates U.S. security monitoring, representing 18% of U.S....
Brings Energy Management, Monitoring and Conservation to the Home for Consumers and Utilities -- Simple self-installable kit lets consumers manage energy usage and reduce utility bills with smart power adapters, thermostats, and an in-home energy control center. 4Home , the leader in home control services, announced a new energy management system, 4Home Energy . Offering onsite or remote monitoring, this new system gives consumers a connected home solution for controlling...

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