EcoConcierge — Think Green!

Whether you’re looking to save money, save the environment or live a more comfortable life, EcoConcierge is at your service. What can we do for you?

A unique advance in home control and energy management, Honeywell’s EcoConcierge takes savings and convenience to a new level. The interactive, easy-to-use web portal actually functions as a personal assistant that works round-the-clock to help you save up to 30% on your energy bills, conserve resources and live a more comfortable, efficient lifestyle. EcoConcierge is intuitive, intelligent and fun! Want to get started? All it takes is a couple of clicks to see why it pays to think green.

Point, Click and Program

Simply log onto the EcoConcierge Web Portal, answer a few questions and your heating, cooling and sprinkler systems will be programmed. The intelligent system even analyzes your behavior and energy consumption — keeping you informed and emailing you helpful suggestions to save money, save energy and run your home more efficiently.

  • User-friendly web portal is easy to operate—just point, click and program!
  • Save up to 30% on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Conveniently monitor your HVAC, irrigation, lighting or security systems from any computer or web-based device anywhere in the world, including Blackberrys, PDAs or iPhones™.
  • Receive detailed energy and water usage information, maintenance alerts and email advice you can implement with the click of a mouse.

Temperature and Climate Control

When used with the Energy ICM, EcoConcierge can make life more affordable—and comfortable! It can help you:

  • Save money by taking advantage of time-of-use utility rates and conserving energy through the control of heating and cooling devices within the home.
  • Arrive home from work to find the heating or AC set to the ideal temperature, making your home perfect for your arrival.
  • Program your thermostats to provide time-of-day temperature changes as well as changes based on your security system being armed or disarmed.
  • Automatically control your thermostats whether you’re at home or away.
  • Set energy consumption limits and receive notification when they are exceeded.
  • Lock the thermostat so it cannot be changed by others (children, employees, etc.).
  • Help the environment when acting on energy-saving tips from EcoConcierge (i.e., turning down the thermostat just one degree during the winter to reduce carbon dioxide emission).

Irrigation and Whole-House Water Management

EcoConcierge helps control irrigation and whole-house water management when used with the Water ICM. You’ll enjoy a greener lawn…and a greener wallet.

  • Helps reduce water consumption by 20 to 40%,* saving you money and reducing waste.
  • Carefully controls your sprinkler system, continuously adjusting for weather and seasonality to give your lawn and garden the exact amount of water to stay healthy.
  • Constantly monitors and reports on water usage—alerting you to important events and keeping you in the know so you can take action immediately (i.e., detecting abnormal water flow from a ruptured pipe or malfunctioning toilet).
  • Can automatically water your lawn, fill up your pool and turn on the Jacuzzi.

*Research by the Irvine Ranch Water District found that weather-based irrigation controllers, like EcoConcierge, reduced water use by 20 to 40%.

Smart Lighting

EcoConcierge can intelligently manage lighting to suit your lifestyle and needs. You can create scenes for anything from returning home from work to entertaining! Watching a movie? You can even have the lights dimmed to the perfect viewing level. It’s great for business owners, too.

EcoConcierge can:

  • Conserve energy and save money.
  • Automatically turn lights off once you and your family have gone to bed.
  • Dim the lights in your home theatre to set the right mood.
  • “Sense” your presence in a hallway or kitchen and light your way in the middle of the night.
  • Let you control indoor and outdoor lights from any remote location.
  • Schedule lights to turn on at night or even rotate indoor lights for a lived-in look when you’re away from home.
  • Help business owners reduce utility bills by turning lights on or off at designated times.
  • Control pool and pathway lighting for ambiance or security.
  • Intelligently automate for seasonality—adjusting for daylight savings time, having lights turn on earlier in the winter and later in the summer, etc.
  • Adjust lighting for calendar events including holidays, travel schedules and more.

Protected…and Connected

When used with Honeywell’s VISTA ICM, EcoConcierge provides easy and affordable control via web-enabled devices—seamlessly programming the home security, HVAC and lighting systems to work together and make your home safer.

EcoConcierge can:

  • Notify you or anyone you designate in the event of an intrusion or fire alarm, flood or carbon monoxide leak within the home.
  • Program lights to turn on during an alarm to alert first responders and light an exit path in a fire situation.
  • Program a lighting schedule to create a lived-in look while you’re away for an added level of security.
  • Shut down HVAC airflow, helping to stop the spread of smoke in the event of a fire.*
  • Tell the HVAC to turn on the ventilation to circulate air in the event carbon monoxide is detected.
  • Let you view video cameras and check on your home or business remotely from any Internet connection—anywhere in the world.**

*Network must be operational.
**Additional equipment and services required. Check with your installer for availability.

Stay Connected…Anytime, Anywhere

Whether you’re at home, across the street or across the country, EcoConcierge lets you utilize the Internet, PDAs, cell phones and other web-enabled devices to control your home’s energy and water usage, lighting, security systems and more by simply logging on to a secure website. It’s perfect for frequent travelers and vacation home owners.

A Smart Investment
EcoConcierge is surprisingly affordable. You can choose packages that suit your lifestyle, needs and budgets, and have access to the most sophisticated automation and control features at your fingertips. Thanks to the energy savings alone, many home and business owners see a return on their investment within the first year. What’s more, EcoConcierge may add significant resale value to your home.

Remember, as electronic lifestyles become more common, it’s more important than ever to make sure your home can meet all of your needs today and in the future. Contact PSI today for a free home evaluation.

EcoConcierge… it pays to think green!
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