The days of simply hoping that homeowners will sign up for demand response programs are long gone. Fortunately Honeywell’s trusted name as a residential comfort leader combined with our smart grid technology and expertise are helping utilities engage more residential customers.
For homeowners, the connectivity of Honeywell’s state-of-the-art Wi-Fi thermostats provides easy comfort control and energy savings using smartphones, tablets and computers. In fact, recent research shows that Honeywell Total Connect™ customers use the Total Connect app — a top-rated thermostat app in the iTunes/Google Play stores — 86% of the time they make thermostat adjustments.
For utilities, the same thermostats work seamlessly with demand response programs. Honeywell’s flexible, secure DRAS 8.0 platform with OpenADR 2.0b certification features two-way communications to optimize residential programs. Even devices sold through trade and retail channels can be demand response enabled using a remote software upgrade. Honeywell's technology enables customers to participate in demand response and energy efficiency rebate programs and offers utilities the opportunity to mitigate peak demand charges. Add in Honeywell’s proven success at helping utilities market to homeowners and it’s easy to see why so many utilities partner with Honeywell for residential demand response programs.