WaterFurnace Introduces Web-Enabled Geothermal Home Comfort Platform
ACHR News, April 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of Netty Nina.
WaterFurnace International Inc. has introduced Symphony, a web-enabled home comfort platform designed for its 3 Series, 5 Series, and 7 Series geothermal heat pump systems. It provides detailed feedback in real-time and the tools to control the system from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
An Internet-enabled thermostat allows homeowners to change temperature, set a schedule, monitor vacation mode, and more on an available app with a smartphone or tablet. Those with WaterFurnace’s IntelliZone2 zoning system can remotely control temperatures and programs in up to six zones. The platform also allows homeowners to track their system’s energy use over the prior 13 months, including detail on equipment staging, heating time, cooling time, and fan use.
“Unlike many smart thermostats or whole-home energy usage portals, Symphony integrates directly into the heat pump’s control board, providing access to components, sensors, and a greater level of information and control,” said Bob Brown, vice president of engineering, WaterFurnace International. “It was developed in-house and specifically engineered to control our geothermal systems, and is not reliant on a third party for additional development or changes. Symphony helps both homeowners and dealers maximize their investment in a WaterFurnace geothermal system.”