The New York Times recently published an article: How bad is your air-conditioner for the planet? In the article, the New York Times articulated the risks of greenhouse gas emissions contributed by hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Many HVAC manufacturers are currently working on the next generation of HVAC refrigerants that will contribute less to global warming than conventional HFC refrigerants. In the meantime, as outlined by the article, an air-conditioner in proper working order has a lower probability of releasing HFCs into the atmosphere.
EcoFactor’s HVAC Performance Monitoring (HPM) software, delivered as part of the EcoFactor SaaS portfolio, detects underperforming and degraded HVAC systems. EcoFactor’s HPM service analyzes regular HVAC system behavior and uncovers evidence of HVAC system anomaly. It can detect a wide range of HVAC faults without the need for hardware beyond your web-connected thermostat – from dirty filters to low refrigerant, and many others. As a SaaS solution, HPM runs in the background with no disruption to the customer unless an issue is detected. Once an issue is identified, the EcoFactor platform provides the ability to alert partners or end-consumers directly, depending on the use case.
EcoFactor’s channel partners can seamlessly integrate EcoFactor’s HPM service into their offerings. For more on EcoFactor’s HPM service, do not hesitate to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Cleaning: 3 Energy Efficiency Tips for Spring
After an El Niño prolonged winter, Spring is finally in the air at EcoFactor HQ! As climes warm across the northern hemisphere we here at EcoFactor have put together some tips to help you transition into the warmer months in an energy efficient manner: 1. Service your A/C or Heat Pump: Removing dirt and debris […]
We had a little Halloween fun at the office and wanted to share some of the moments. There was a pumpkin carving contest, mystery box challenge, costume competition, and lots of food and drinks! Check out some of the great costumes:
Demand Charges Part 1: An Introduction
By: Joey Anderson Over the past several months we’ve been having more discussions with utilities about residential demand charges. In a series of posts, we will delve into what demand charges are, share our outlook on how residential demand charges may evolve, and think about how we can leverage technology to help utilities and customers […]
AB 802: Towards a better infrastructure for energy efficiency measurement
By Tamer Adel An important development on the energy efficiency frontier took place last month when the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802). One of the main mandates of AB 802 requires California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) to update the rules for measuring energy efficiency to start using normalized metered energy consumption as […]
5 Themes that will Decide the Future of Mobile, Big Data and IoT
By: Phil Dawsey We have all heard of the promise of Mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data in transforming our lives. While mobile surpassed desktop usage a while ago, the IoT using big data to personalize our lives is certainly still in the early stages of development and it will be what […]
Join us at ACEEE
ACEEE’s biennial conference on energy efficiency is just around the corner on September 20 in Little Rock, and we’re excited that our own Matt Tolliver, VP of Business Development, will be speaking on why it’s important to leverage the assets a utility has in the field to offer multiple services. The conference is one of […]
3 Ways Homeowners Can Work Toward LEED Certification
by Monica Gomez As concerns about climate change and the rising cost of electricity continue to mount, government, industry, and consumers look to the green building industry as a leader in sustainability. In fact, industry analysts at McGraw-Hill Construction have estimated that $120 to $145 billion will be spent on eco-friendly green construction/renovation projects for […]
Tips for Saving This Summer
By Philip Dawsey This is the time of year when the heat starts rolling in and we all want to seek out that sweet AC! But all that cool air comes at a cost, so at EcoFactor we want to give you some insider tips on how to keep those bills low while you stay […]
Internet of Things Platform Game of Thrones
By Philip Dawsey The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic these days and pretty much all the major players are heavily invested. IoT is the next frontier for tech growth and is worth fighting for with Navigant forecasting annual revenue from shipments of residential IoT devices to increase from $7.3B in 2015 to […]