Introducing Home IQ—The Smartest Way to Track your Energy Savings
byon September 24, 2012
ecobee is pleased to announce the beta launch of Home IQ™—a new value-added service that provides our customers with unique and personalized insights into their home’s heating and cooling performance, energy efficiency, and savings.
ecobee’s Home IQ™ is integrated into each customer’s ecobee Web Portal. Home IQ™ displays your ecobee rating (a relative assessment of your home’s energy performance), their estimated monthly energy savings, monthly heating and cooling summaries, details on performance influencing factors such as the weather and average set point, HVAC runtime reports and more.
The Science behind Home IQ™
Over the last 3 years, ecobee has collaborated with some of the brightest scientists in the field of energy conservation to develop this unique and innovative service. Home IQ™ takes thousands of data points, automatically collected through a customer’s ecobee thermostat, and uses advanced math and physics to create a model that learns about their home, and provides them with insights into their home’s energy performance.
What’s your Home IQ™?
We developed Home IQ™ because, for most people, it is difficult to understand their homes’ energy performance without an expensive home energy audit. ecobee’s Home IQ™ provides many of the benefits of a personal home energy audit, at no additional cost.
When developing Home IQ™, our goal was to answer questions like:
- How energy efficient is my home?
- How can I optimize my settings to drive more savings?
- How do my energy savings compare to that of other ecobee customers?
- Do I need to upgrade my insulation or install weather stripping?
Home IQ™ is just another example of how we continue to bring innovative, value added services to all of our customers. What’s more? We’ve got big plans to build upon the existing Home IQ™ beta platform to add further insights into your home energy performance. Genius!