The HUB Controller smart thermostat has great functionality, connecting to and controlling all residential HVAC systems. Proprietary algorithms reduce HVAC energy consumption with no change in consumer behavior. These algorithms turn off/on equipment during heating/cooling cycles without impacting set temperatures. The In-Home Display (“IHD”) shows consumers their real-time energy spending. Informed consumers make better energy use decisions, and we envisage energy reduction through consumer gamification activities. The IHD allows the energy supplier to message consumers about energy savings promotions, smart tariffs, rebate programs etc. The HUB Controller is a demand side management tool by reducing energy consumption during peak electric system demand.
Value is created for home residents, and especially for low income homes and residents with disabilities, through receiving a free HUB Controller smart thermostat, and realizing significant home utility bill savings over time. The HUB Controller aids people with disabilities to move around more easily as they have remote control over their home HVAC systems, and can be warn of an issues with their HVAC systems without having to be physically at the equipment, which is often located in hard to accesses spaces within the home.