It doesn’t look like smart thermostats are going away anytime soon. In fact, things are starting to heat up, thanks to new announcements coming out of the 2015 International CES. The latest is from Carrier, which just debuted the Cor WiFi thermostat.
“The word Cor is Latin for heart, and we have designed the Cor thermostat to be the heart of a smarter home,” said Matthew Pine, Carrier’s marketing director. “This innovative thermostat adapts to each home’s needs and system capabilities, continually updating itself and learning the ideal settings to ensure comfort and energy efficiency.”
Like other smart thermostat products, the WiFi-enabled Cor allows users to control the system from near or afar—or you can just kick back and let the device do all of the work. It has a slick 3.5-inch color touchscreen, a built-in proximity sensor, and on-screen prompts. It even has features like a 4-day weather forecast, a Vacation mode, and smart setback, which can determine the optimal temperature for both comfort and energy savings.
At the end of every month, Cor users can get an energy report with interactive energy-efficiency tips, as well as info on how you can modify your settings to save a little money. Of course, you can also keep tabs through the smart thermostat’s online web portal.
Designed to work with almost any brand of home comfort system, the Cor WiFi thermostat is a professionally installed device, so you won’t find it at your local retailer. From there, software upgrades are automatic via an active web connection.
Carrier currently has the Cor listed on the company’s website. Although there’s no mention of pricing, it’s expected to sell in the $250 range.
This article was originally published on January 29, 2015 and was updated on April 22, 2015.