Carrier is pleased to announce that its Cor thermostat is now compatible with Amazon’s popular Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo and Echo Dot. This compatibility allows homeowners to easily direct the Côr thermostat to set and change temperature by voice command. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that enables intuitive interaction with devices such as the Echo, provides homeowners with an interactive home experience that can move seamlessly between playing music, providing the weather forecast and controlling a home’s heating and cooling system.
“The Carrier Côr thermostat has steadily increased its capabilities since the launch last year, and compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices is the latest exciting addition for homeowners,” said Matthew Pine, vice president, Marketing, Carrier Residential. “Amazon’s success with its Alexa-enabled devices, coupled with our longstanding success serving homeowner’s home comfort needs will enable both brands to better serve our customers in the rapidly expanding smart home segment.”
Amazon has positioned the Alexa voice service to grow with the needs of consumers by releasing a free set of application program interfaces called the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service that enable developers to add Alexa to any device with a compatible speaker, microphone, and Internet connection with only a few lines of code.
“We are excited to see where developers take the Amazon Echo and how the Côr thermostat can be part of this evolution in controlling your home via an app or your voice,” Pine said. “This compatibility marks an important milestone for Carrier and for our ability to evolve with our customers and the industry.”
“We’re excited to expand hands-free thermostat control with Alexa through the work Carrier is doing with its Côr thermostat,” said Charlie Kindel, director, Alexa Smart Home. “With this launch, Carrier has provided Alexa customers with even more options to cool or heat their homes - just by using their voices.”
The Côr thermostat can save homeowners an average of 20 percent on their heating and cooling costs and is available via the Carrier nationwide dealer network. The Côr thermostat is already compatible with Wink and will work with the vast majority of 24 volt communicating heating and cooling systems.
To learn more about the Carrier Côr thermostat, visit www.carrier.com/cor.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.