Comcast to Deliver Cloud-Based Energy Management Solution

  • Comcast
  • EcoFactor
  • Energy Management
  • Home Automation
PHILADELPHIA & REDWOOD CITY, CA - Cable giant Comcast is teaming up with EcoFactor, a provider of energy management solutions, to create a new service that will optimize home heating and cooling. The new solution, which will be integrated with the Xfinity Home platform, is designed to help customers reduce energy use and save money on their utility bills year round. EcoFactor’s cloud-based software incorporates real-time weather data and consumer interaction to develop evolving, personalized smart-home energy plans.

“Through our Xfinity Home service, we’ve created a broadband and cloud-based platform for security, remote home control and energy management, and we’re always looking to collaborate with innovative companies like EcoFactor,” says Mitch Bowling, senior vice president and general manager of new businesses for Comcast Cable. “With EcoFactor, we see an opportunity to bring new and exciting technologies to our customers through an automatic energy management solution that works in real time.”

EcoFactor's smart-home solution learns the unique heating and cooling patterns of each home and makes automatic, incremental adjustments to the thermostat based on real-time weather data, the thermal characteristics of the house and the temperature preferences of the occupants. The homeowner maintains full control over the thermostat. Over time, the system adapts to user inputs to help reduce energy while keeping the home comfortable.

“Comcast wants to bring its customers a solution that reduces energy use but doesn’t ask them to compromise comfort or change behavior. That has always been EcoFactor’s mission, and it’s great to see a major service provider validate our approach,” says Roy Johnson, CEO, EcoFactor.

EcoFactor also is working with Comcast to integrate its complete back-office solution, including training, support for on-boarding, installation and the reporting that provides customers with the details of their energy use. Comcast will announce launch details and pricing for the EcoFactor-enabled service later this year.

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