Schneider Electric’s newly introduced Wiser Air Wi-Fi smart thermostat integrates an Eco IQ self-learning feature that takes the guesswork out of determining what temperature is optimal for users and instead learns and uses feedback to create a heating and cooling plan.
Instead of requiring users to constantly enter desired temperature set points, users only need to provide feedback when they’re not comfortable, lifting the burden of having to constantly manage “smart” thermostats, the company says.
“Created by building automation and HVAC experts at Schneider Electric, Eco IQ is the most advanced self-learning algorithm on the market today,” says Paul Buda, engineer, fellow and senior group expert at Schneider Electric. “With Eco IQ, Wiser Air challenges the very idea of set points—commonly used as a determining factor of user comfort in other solutions—freeing users from the need to set temperatures and schedules.”
Schneider says smart thermostats are currently one of the strongest categories of smart home devices, with more than 10 percent of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase one in the next 12 months. But most users don’t know how to properly use them to save energy, the company adds.
Eco IQ, the company claims, constantly manages and adjusts temperatures, freeing users from the burden of having to constantly provide feedback. This helps users create an optimal environment and maximize energy savings all day long, not just when they are away from their homes, Schneider says.
The thermostat also combines the WeatherSentry weather forecasting service, a high-resolution 3.5-inch color touchscreen, and a plug-and-play design.
In addition to Microsoft and EnergySage, Wiser Air can be synced with Amazon Alexa, enabling voice control of Wiser Air.