Whirlpool links appliances with Honeywell for automation

Whirlpool links appliances with Honeywell for automation
Whirlpool Corporation is expanding its smart home appliance ecosystem this year with the announcement of a collaboration with Honeywell. Consumers will be able to connect smart appliances from Whirlpool to Honeywell’s line of connected thermostats, allowing for remote management of their appliance operating modes and energy outputs. The capabilities will roll out across brands in the Whirlpool portfolio throughout 2018.

“This collaboration with Honeywell is another example of how Whirlpool Corporation is working to make the connected home a reality, with functionalities that are both convenient and purposeful for our consumers,” said Brett Dibkey, Whirlpool Corporation Vice President, Brand & Strategy in North America. “The capabilities made possible through this collaboration will help homeowners take the guesswork out of home appliance energy management while they’re away, and bring peace of mind that their appliances are operating according to their personal preference.”

Connection capabilities between Whirlpool appliances and Honeywell thermostats will be available in 2018 on more than 25 Whirlpool brand appliances.

Users will have opportunity for auto-adjustment to “away” mode on appliances when Honeywell geofencing technology detects a consumer is away from home, and the ability to delay appliance cycles like dishwashing until the consumer is detected via the Honeywell thermostat app to be away from home. Users will also be able to manage temperature of home based on appliance cycles.

“We’re pleased to be collaborating with Whirlpool Corporation to help consumers keep their homes comfortable, secure and operating more efficiently,” said Scott Harkins, vice president and general manager, connected homes, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “This integration with Whirlpool, a leader in the home appliance space, allows us to continue to offer homeowners an even easier, more seamless opportunity to make smarter decisions, specifically as it relates to energy use.”


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