AUSTIN, Texas, (October 19, 2016) - “CLEAResult believes strongly in the potential of smart grid technologies to facilitate more cost-effective energy efficiency and demand response programs,” said Emily Kemper, senior technical energy manager and architect at CLEAResult. “Our guide identifies ways for utilities to determine the best smart thermostat based on varying needs, ultimately boosting customer satisfaction.”
Smart thermostats are one of the fastest growing connected devices. The global smart thermostat market grew 123 percent in 2015. With a rapidly increasing customer base in the space, utilities have the opportunity to leverage different smart thermostat and connect home programs to improve customer satisfaction and meet consumers’ changing expectations and needs.
CLEAResult’s comprehensive guide to smart thermostats covers:
- User experiences
- Demand reduction
- Energy savings
- Product functionality and specifications
The guide provides information to help utilities determine which smart thermostats to approve and recommend to customers and understand how they save energy. The information can also help utilities plan financially and boost customer satisfaction by understanding their needs.
The CLEAResult Guide to Smart Thermostats was initially announced at the CLEAResult Energy Forum, an annual gathering of utility companies and energy efficiency experts who meet to discuss best practices and the latest technology that powers energy efficiency, and is now available for download at clearesult.com/guide-smart-thermostats.