tado° and HomeServe plc sign partnership
Posted 1 September 2014 9:15 AM by John Greaves
Munich, August 27, 2014 – Smart thermostat company tado° is teaming up with HomeServe plc (LON:HSV), a leading European home assistance provider, to offer HomeServe customers greater control over how they manage their heating systems. HomeServe will sell the tado° smart thermostat to its 5.5m customers in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, and the USA.
tado° is the European market leader in home climate control for consumers. Its products help customers to save heating costs and energy without sacrificing comfort. Their geo-aware smartphone app automatically detects when to switch heating systems to a savings mode. When the last person leaves the house, a signal is sent to the heating system to turn down the temperature. As soon as someone is on their way back home the tado° app sends a signal so that it is warm and comfortable when they arrive back home.
tado° launched in the UK in November 2013, a year after the devices first went on sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. tado° is growing rapidly as consumers seek to save on fuel bills using intelligent technology.
“The British are clearly the innovation leaders in adopting smart thermostats. It is the country with the most installations in Europe,” says Christian Deilmann, founder and CEO of tado°. He further adds: “We are delighted to win the best home assistance provider HomeServe as a partner. The partnership helps tado° access new customers across several important countries. The fit of the companies and the products ensure superior offerings to customers.”
HomeServe plc supplies home emergency insurance coverage and domestic repair services to Britain’s homes through its own network of directly employed and subcontracting engineers.
HomeServe Membership CEO Martin Bennett says: “We’re incredibly excited to be offering HomeServe customers the opportunity to use tado° products and the benefits offered from the system speak for themselves. We’re confident that customers will find the system easy-to-use and benefit from this innovative approach in controlling their home heating system more conveniently.”
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tado° is the intelligent climate control for private households, small businesses and shops. It detects where the residents currently are and controls the temperature accordingly. It also takes current weather forecasting data and building characteristics into account. With its fully automatic climate control, tado° not only makes everyday life easier, it makes your home or place of work more comfortable and helps you save money and energy.
tado° was founded by Christian Deilmann, Johannes Schwarz and Valentin Sawadski in 2011. The team has been working on the development of tado° at the headquarters in Munich since 2010. After going to market in November 2012 and gaining tens of thousands of users in the EU with The Heating App, the team globally launched tado° Cooling for AC.
The name “tado” is derived from the Japanese greetings “tadaima” and “okaeri”. Loosely translated, they mean “I'm home” and “Welcome home”.
For more information, please visit tado’s website.