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The energy company Essent offers customers a free E-thermostat when they subscribe to a 3-year contract for green energy. This allows them to remotely set the house’s temperature via their smartphone or tablet devices. Also, thanks to a built-in motion sensor, the heating is automatically turned off when you leave a room allowing consumers to save energy and money.
Why it matters
Consumers are looking for ways to improve their carbon footprint in easy and effective ways. They are also looking for ways to save on their energy expenses as prices have soared. Essent taps in to this by offering their customers an easy to use product that allows you to take control and save. How can other companies help their customers save money and help save the planet?
A home that Tweets its owner via Twitter if a light’s been left on, if someone’s at the door or if energy consumption is higher than usual has been unveiled by Dr Andy Stanford-Clark. The IBM employee has hooked up his home to the micro-blogging site by fitting wireless sensors that automatically tweet him if changes are detected. The house can also be controlled using his mobile phone, meaning he can regulate what goes on within his house anywhere around the world.
Ikea has created a social network that encourages all home lovers to share photos of their homes.