ClimateMaster has always been a leader in manufacturing geothermal heat pumps and now they are looking to significantly up their game with the release of the ClimateMaster iGate Technology.
ClimateMaster iGate is the first step it seems in a healthy relationship between ecobee and ClimateMaster. In an official release ClimateMaster reveals some fascinating information on the new iGate system;
“The online portal notably streamlines dealers’ customer support and equipment servicing, especially in allowing them to monitor and troubleshoot a unit from the comfort of their office or home,” Hiremath said. “In many cases, diagnostics and adjustments through the online portal can eliminate jobsite visits, particularly in flagging system issues before they become larger problems.
None of that is really new but it’s still neat to see ClimateMaster capitalize on the value of ecobee’s homeIQ and dashboard.
Now before you go thinking that all ClimateMaster is doing is throwing their name on another cool product like so many manufacturer’s do you will want to read this next bit which is really impressive;
Featuring iGate Connect™ technology, the new Trilogy 45 Q-Mode is also the first residential geothermal heat pump system to provide dealers with complete diagnostics and operating data via any Wi-Fi enabled device over the internet. Through an online portal, dealers can access built-in measurement of all critical system operations and conditions at the past 5-faults. More than 25 unit settings can be configured from the dealer portal, including air-flows and range of unit capacity.
What does this mean? This means that contractors can not only see reporting data on the internet they can actually adjust settings on the equipment remotely.
One word.. wow!
That is going to be a huge timesaver on commissioning equipment.
As you can see from the drawing above ClimateMaster has taken the ecobee technology and modified it to act as a Gateway between their hardware and the online ClimateMaster Dealer portal. Well done!
Should be interesting to see where this goes as other geothermal heat pump manufacturers up their game.
Screenshots via ClimateMaster official brochure