To think the modern thermostat worthy of such royal attention and treatment is not so hard to believe, full of features and engineering prowess, artificial intelligence, infrared sensing, wireless communication, web enabled, touch pads, remote sensors, remote programming, and now, network and grid integration. Wow!
I don’t think there is a personal intelligent assistant in the mix yet, but with the Apple-lites now in the thermostat business, it is no doubt an up-coming feature!
“Siri, I feel like I’m getting a cold. Take my temperature and make it a little warmer in here, would you please…”
Good: We are truly a most favored consumer nation. Choices abound, and we are drawn by our preferences for style and applied technology, with a clear mind for economy and efficiency, and in pursuit of a great user interface. Ultimately, we must decide on one thermostat.
Bad: Someone has to lose, but we all win! The residential and commercial thermostats are the most important portals to our energy consumption, and the thermostat, once a lone sentinel charged with set point duty, is now being relieved by an olympian of technology and we all benefit by it.
Ugly (Not): No one has to lose! The thermostat market stakes are large and renewing. And manufacturers know that if you don’t first succeed, try, try again! As the CTA Awards program continues to offer the greatest consolidation of attention available in the industry, the nominated thermostats will soon be posting their products on the CTA site for your review and voting scrutiny.
The “CTA Awards Train” is passing beneath your finger tips — right now, waiting for you to get on board! Make a move, make a difference! Get up to speed and watch CTA 1, CTA 2, and YouTube, and meet the people and products; register and vote, and become part of the CTA Awards, and history, today!