The Atmospheric Fund is pleased to launch its own smart thermostat – just in time for the new Climate Action Incentive.
The thermostat is available starting today at participating retailers such as The Home Depot, Best Buy Canada and Amazon.
The new innovative thermostat is the result of a two-year research collaboration with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, in consultation with industry advisors and thorough field testing.
The TAF smart thermostat:
- Installs easily
- Has a modern, sleek design to blend in well with today’s interiors
- Offers a big, bright screen with an easy-to-read display
As has been shown in TAF’s earlier work to retrofit smart thermostats into multi-unit residential buildings, smart thermostats:
- Reduce energy consumption
- Result in more comfortable room settings, in terms of temperature and humidity
“We wanted to create a thermostat to do even more to improve people’s quality of life,” says Bryan Purcell, TAF’s director of policy and programs. “We’re proud to launch the TAF Smart Thermostat today. Our smart thermostat sets itself apart from competitors by being smart enough to help you fill in your tax returns, making it even easier to claim your Climate Action Incentive.”
Loaded with features
Just in time for tax season, the TAF Smart Thermostat comes loaded with features to make it easier for you to file taxes:
- The geofence sensors mean the thermostat senses when you are out of range, trying to avoid filing taxes, and will phone your partner to bring you back home
- Superior humidity sensors ensure any steam coming out of your ears due to frustration will be quickly dealt with
- The built-in air quality sensors will know when you’re throwing a bit too much baloney into those returns
- After hearing the “Emergency!” command on the voice-assisted setting, your smart thermostat will phone your accountant
- Usage reports will help you see how much of your free time is being taken up on hold with the CRA help line
- The optional power extender kit will give you the extra energy needed to push through and meet the filing deadline
- The one-button “tax filing setting” quickly and easily sets you up for success. Like many smart thermostats, this is connected to the other smart appliances in your kitchen. It will keep your coffee machine dripping dark roast and ensure your microwave keeps the pizza warm so you stay fed and caffeinated while pulling a late night
- Algorithmic learning means the thermostat will learn your procrastination preferences and intelligently create a personalized ideal tax filing schedule, even sending you reminders
- The 3,314 pages of the Income Tax Act have been pre-programmed into the thermostat, allowing the thermostat to tell you if you meet the eligibility criteria for tax credits like the new Climate Action Incentive
“While the upfront cost of the TAF Smart Thermostat may be a bit more expensive than other models on the market, over time the money saved in paying for an accountant means this is a great, cost-effective option,” says Purcell.
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