Microsoft Thermostat

Microsoft unveils a Cortana-powered thermostat The latest addition to the smart thermostat space is a product that includes Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant. We’re all familiar with the rise of the internet-enabled thermostats, thanks to the development of companies like Nest, and now Microsoft is entering the space after it partnered with Johnson Controls to develop a product called GLAS. The rather stunning …

hvac and drones

BOILER INSPECTION BY DRONE   Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called “drones,” are coming into their own in facility maintenance. Facility managers employ drones to inspect areas difficult or dangerous to monitor, including HVAC systems. No longer the exclusive domain of hobbyists and the military-intelligence community, drones are poised to revolutionize the way America does business. Consider drones also being deployed …

BEST STAT SETTINGS

WHAT SETTINGS DO YOU ADVISE YOUR CLIENT’S ARE THEY CLOSE TO THESE ADVISED SETTING BELOW ? More people fight over the thermostat than the remote and those battles become more pitched during periods of extreme heat. The disputes aren’t just about comfort, they’re about money too because every time you lower the thermostat in hot weather it raises your electric …

WORLD’S HOTTEST

World’s Hottest Market India is poised for an explosion in room air conditioning that may require as many as 300 new electric power plants in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory specialist in international energy. The country is likewise poised to avoid the costs of such an explosion—including billions of tons of carbon pollution—by …

*meter recall

Extech Recalls Digital Meter In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc. has announced a recall for certain models of Extech digital clamp meters. We have determined that you may have purchased one of these models. Please read this notice carefully and call Extech’s recall hotline or visit Extech’s recall webpage to confirm if your …