Trane® Residential participated in the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week as the controlling application for the Z-Wave booth, in a satellite media tour, and by launching its work with Samsung Electric’s SmartThings.
In the Z-Wave booth, Trane showed off the XL824 smart thermostat’s Energy Savings feature, which relies on cloud-based adaptive technology to save energy without sacrificing home comfort.
In addition, the Trane team demonstrated its new virtual diagnostic capability for Dealer Remote Access, which provides an easy and efficient way for homeowners to give service technicians remote access to their HVAC system without ever opening the front door. The Dealer Remote Access feature is an important way Trane is transforming the HVAC customer service experience. For the first time, both servicers and homeowners can simultaneously see the same digital view of a connected thermostat. This allows a technician to remotely check temperature settings, alerts and more to assess if the system is operating correctly. In the case of an error, the servicer can look at a full Nexia Diagnostics report to determine if a larger problem exists.
During the show, Trane also participated in the satellite media tour, Best of CES 2020 with Mario Armstrong, which featured the benefits of the XL824 connected thermostat. As of January 13, there had been nearly 6 million impressions across TV, radio, online, and social media. Outlets picking up the segment included:
- TV: Celebrity Page (National), Business First AM (National), WLNY (New York), WPSG (Philadelphia), KTVT (Dallas), WTTG (Washington, DC), WDVM (Washington, DC), KPNX (Phoenix), KONG (Seattle), KING (Seattle), KUSA (Denver), WBNX (Cleveland), WBTV (Charlotte), KTVI (St. Louis), KPLR (St. Louis), KTNV (Las Vegas), KOKH (Oklahoma City), KCTU (Wichita), KNWA (Ft. Smith), KSBY (Santa Barbara), KKFX (Santa Barbara), KAMR (Amarillo)
- Radio: KKVI (Dallas)
- Web: 5 station sites
Finally, Trane’s work with Samsung Electronics was on display in the Samsung booth. Through a new integration, Samsung’s SmartThings platform now can manage Trane’s connected thermostats. CES attendees were able to see the integration in action through a XL1050 Connected Control in the Samsung Electronics booth. You can read the full press release here.
Overall, the event was a fantastic opportunity for Trane to demonstrate its leadership in the smart home industry.