Earth Networks’ teamed up with partners to develop the WeatherBug mobile app to integrate big weather data, smart thermostats and utility meter data to provide consumers real-time analytics on how weather impacts current energy and help them make smarter home energy efficiency and utility costs decisions.
From within the WeatherBug Home area of the mobile app, consumers can now connect to their preferred smart home services — including connected thermostat launch partners Honeywell and Nest, and open smart home platform partner Samsung SmartThings, as well as utility data from Accelerated Innovations’ MyMeter.
Once connected, consumers will have access to predictive energy usage and costs, unmatched insights that empower consumers to control and optimize their energy efficiency and costs, while maintaining comfort and safety — all from the palm of their hand.
“50 percent of a home’s energy usage is impacted by the weather, but today’s smart home technology is restricted to what’s happening inside the home,” said Bob Marshall, founder and chief executive officer, Earth Networks.
Earth Networks will continue to build on these consumer benefits by leveraging its extensive network of sensors and its signaling processing capabilities to offer new insight on and optimization of home energy efficiency and energy usage.
WeatherBug Home was built to become a consumer’s smart home ‘hub’ that integrates weather data (Earth Networks’ proprietary cloud processes 25 terabytes of real-time weather data every day) with the industry’s most extensive ecosystem of smart home partners – ranging from thermostats, light bulbs, washer & dryers and hot water heaters, to utility smart meters.
The WeatherBug mobile app is available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.