NYC June 24th, 2015 - Following its successful launch in both the U.S. and Europe, IoT company tado° announces today at CE Week the availability of its new Smart AC Control to U.S. customers at the B&H superstore shopfront in New York and in its online store from July.
With its Smart AC Control, tado° makes remote-controlled air conditioners intelligent. It uses your smartphone’s location to automatically adapt your air conditioner to your behavior. The geo-aware app on your phone senses when you leave the house and turns off the air conditioner. As soon as you start approaching home, tado° starts pre-cooling so you always come back to a comfortable house, without having to lift a finger. With its fully automatic climate control, tado° not only makes your home more comfortable, but also helps you save up to 40% on energy costs.
No matter where you are - on the commute, on holiday or at work - with the tado° app on your phone you always know what the temperature is at home and you can easily change the settings or set a schedule. The sleek and elegant tado° device blends into the ambience of your home, while offering a matrix LED display and capacitive touch interface for quick and easy manual adjustments.
Compatible with any remote-controlled wall-mounted, in-window, or portable AC unit, tado° is easy to set up. It connects to the air conditioner via infrared (IR) and links to the internet using your home’s WiFi - no additional cabling needed. It can be mounted on a wall or placed on a surface.
“We’re delighted to partner with B&H, it’s an iconic superstore with a strong online presence,” says tado° CEO Christian Deilmann. “Together we will bring consumers a product that will save them money while increasing comfort and convenience.”
With 2014 officially the hottest year on record, air conditioner use is at an all-time high and is growing rapidly. The US uses more air conditioning than any other country, with almost 90% of American households running ACs. This costs Americans over $11 billion a year in energy and emits over 100 million tons of carbon dioxide.
New Yorkers can see the device at the B&H superstore shopfront on 420 9th Avenue or get involved in the #smartNYC campaign at www.tado.com/smartnyc. Tado° Smart AC is available at Amazon.com, B & H, NewEgg.com, and Build.com
Headquartered in Munich, tado°, the European market leader in intelligent home climate control solutions, was founded in 2011. With its Smart Thermostat and Smart AC Control, tado° revolutionizes the way energy is consumed at home. Through the use of a geo-aware app, tado° automatically adjusts the temperature based on the residents’ locations, enabling households to significantly save on energy costs while reaching a higher level of comfort.