Whirlpool at this time introduced a partnership with thermostat maker Honeywell. Honeywell’s line of good thermostats shall be built-in right into a choose variety of good Whirlpool home equipment in 2018. Within the official press launch, Whirlpool stated this integration would finally attain over two dozen home equipment.
Whirlpool already affords a lineup of good home equipment, together with a associated app and different good performance. Its Sensible Cabrio washer already works with Nest’s thermostats to trace dwelling and away standing. As an illustration, in case your Nest thermostat senses that you simply’re away from dwelling, your washer is meant to kick right into a slower, energy-saving mode.
The integration with Honeywell should work similarly. If a Honeywell thermostat detects that you’re not home, a paired Whirlpool appliance should also switch over to an away mode. Whirlpool also said its compatible appliances could delay cycles until your Honeywell thermostat detects that you’re home.
I’m not sure why I’d want my dishwasher to wait for me to be home to complete a cycle, but we’ll try to track down some of these products at CES to learn more about how they work — and why we’d want these integrations.
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