The new offering alerts residents to performance and mechanical problems in their HVAC systems
U.S firm People Power, an internet of things software company which focuses on white-label solutions for home security, energy and care service, has launched its new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) fault detection microservice.
The firm said that the new product adds to the company’s line-up of artificial intelligence-based (AI) microservices for the energy industry.
The new HVAC fault detection microservice is designed to alert residents to performance and mechanical problems in their HVAC systems. The microservice detects inefficiencies before repairs become potentially costly and is available to consumers as a low-cost microservice through energy providers’ smart home offerings.
The new offering warns if target temperatures for heating or cooling are not achieved within a learned period of time, People Power said.
The system, which is compatible with a range of connected thermostats, including Honeywell Lyric, ecobee, Centralite Pearl, Sensibo Sky, ZEN thermostats, RCS thermostats and Radio Thermostat of America, notifies residents, property managers, repair professionals and energy providers of observed HVAC performance issues. It works with any connected thermostat and outdoor weather data to understand heating or cooling performance troubles that typically go unnoticed, People Power said.
“The key to reducing costly HVAC repairs comes from knowing when those systems are performing inefficiently. Something as simple as low refrigerant levels in an AC system can lead to repairs or replacements costing several thousand dollars – not to mention the wasted electricity,” said David Moss, CTO of People Power. “This monthly subscription microservice can potentially save consumers big money on repair and energy costs, while functioning quietly in the background of their lives with 24-hour protection.”
People Power’s HVAC fault detection microservice also sends in-app notifications and email alerts of problematic performance issues and notifies customer support or repair services during warranty coverage period.
The new offering also integrates with professional monitoring call centers for value-added services and reminds users of manufacturer recommended service and filter replacements.
People Power has its headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
Sprint launches IoT online marketplace
In other IoT news, Sprint has recently launched the Sprint IoT Factory, an online marketplace that offers businesses with a wide selection of ready-made boxed IoT solutions.
The carrier said that over 550,000 developers already working on the platform.
“From family-owned restaurants, medical companies to heavy equipment fleet operators and everything in between, the Sprint IoT Factory is giving business owners the power to easily enhance operations – using IoT technology to track assets and connect what’s most important to them,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT at Sprint. “We’re excited about the effect this has on small and medium sized businesses. They can now attain the latest in advanced and secure technology at reasonable costs – with the ease of being able to buy a complete solution from the digital store, having it shipped quickly and installing it themselves within a matter of minutes. That truly drives business forward in an unprecedented manner.”