Home Energy Management SolutionsTrane introduces an easy, efficient way for homeowners to monitor and manage their home energy usage to lower costs with the introduction of Trane Energy Management powered by eMonitor. Trane Energy Management tracks usage data 24/7 and reports how much is being spent on electricity throughout the home. Using the program, homeowners can monitor and control gadgets and appliances in the home that use electricity, affecting the home’s overall energy usage and costs before they see their bills each month. Trane Energy Management also sends owners real-time alerts and notifications of various situations, such as circuit overloads or if the refrigerator or freezer door is left open. The eMonitor interface delivers detailed energy usage information and analytics to the user’s web-enabled computer or smart phone. Home Comfort and Efficiency: Zoning For many, maintaining consistent temperatures throughout their homes can be a challenge. But now, homeowners can enjoy steady comfort from floor to floor and room to room, thanks to Trane’s new Nexia-compatible zoning system. At the heart of the zoning system, the Trane ComfortLink II Control—an easy-to-use advanced command center—communicates with the home’s HVAC system and the Trane Wired Zone Sensor to direct more heated or cooled air where it’s needed, and less where it is not. Together with Nexia Home Intelligence, the Trane zoning system can control heating and cooling throughout the home more efficiently, reducing the home’s energy consumption and helping to prolong the life of the HVAC system. Trane zoning capability will be available via select Trane dealers early this year. Visit trane.com to find a dealer near you, who can help determine if your home HVAC system is compatible with a Trane zoning system. New Nexia Partnerships Nexia Home Intelligence also expands through new partnerships, including solutions through Budget Blinds to bring home automation capability to the brand’s motorized window covering products. Providing connectivity that allows homeowners to use their blinds for energy efficiency, safety and privacy, Nexia makes it simple to manage window coverings through its scheduling feature and remote access capability via computer, smartphone or tablet. Special CES In-Booth Experience: Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine Visitors to the Nexia Home Intelligence booth will also have an opportunity to experience the “Touchscreen Deadbolt Slot Machine” for the chance to win a Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt lock and other prizes. Attendees can play the game by activating the touchscreen lock while learning about the features of the Touchscreen Deadbolt and Nexia Home Intelligence.
For those unable to experience the Touchscreen Deadbolt in-person at CES, during the month of January, Schlage will choose 13 lucky winners to take home the new lock as part of a “New Year, New Lock” Facebook promotion. For a chance to win the Touchscreen Deadbolt difference, visit the Schlage Facebook page.For more information visit the following websites: Nexia and monthly service details, nexiahome.com; Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, schlage.com/ces; Trane ComfortLink II Control, trane.com; and Budget Blinds motorized window coverings, budgetblinds.com. About Ingersoll Rand Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.