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Comcast’s connected home now has smart thermostats, efficient light bulbs

Date: 06/10/2013

Company: EcoFactor

Source: GigaOm

Comcast has launched some new energy-focused services to its digital home product Xfinity Home, highlighting a new way to make homes more efficient: buy it from your cable company. On Monday Comcast announced that Xfinity Home now includes a smart thermostat service called EcoSaver and last week Comcast announced that it plans to sell remote-controlled, efficient light bulbs through Xfinity Home, too.

Comcast’s new EcoSaver smart thermostat service is powered by Bay Area startup EcoFactor, and that partnership was announced last year. Customers who sign up for the thermostat service get one of the Xfinity connected thermostats — from device makers like Radio Thermostat of America and CentraLite — and the EcoFactor software learns the home’s heating and cooling patterns and incrementally shaves off energy consumption.

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