Mitsubishi Electric’s kumo cloud App Makes Upgrading to a Smart Home Easier Than Ever

SUWANEE, Georgia, March 7, 2017Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), a leading manufacturer of Zoned Comfort Solutions and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, announces an update to the popular controller app making home connectivity easier than ever: kumo cloud. The app provides homeowners control and access to their Mitsubishi Electric systems from anywhere a homeowner can access the internet, providing the ability to customize zone temperatures from the convenience of a cell phone, tablet or desktop.

kumo cloud provides optimization of energy usage and comfort – such as turning off air conditioning in unused rooms or setting individual temperature preferences in each family member’s room. The controller app has answered the demands of the market and can contribute to reducing energy costs by as much as 30 to 40 percent. According to research from The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), every home will have a connected device by 2020. AHAM also projects smart technology, including usage-based design of appliances, and devices for safety, security and energy management will have an economic impact of $250 to $350 billion by 2025. Energy management in particular is expected to account for $110 billion of that impact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute.

The kumo cloud app is compatible with the latest generation of Mitsubishi Electric residential systems. All that is needed for installation is a wireless interface for each indoor unit, an internet connection and a router.

The update allows for a seamless transition when buying or selling a smart home. Professional installers can set up the system in just a few simple steps – install the wireless interface, download and set up the app, and transfer ownership to the homeowner. Once the wireless interface is set up, the homeowner can immediately begin using the app. The same stands true for when the home is sold – transferring ownership from seller to buyer is easy. Some additional new features include:

  • Set and control multiple locations and systems, grouping into one or several zones – providing individual room control
  • Program cooling and heating schedules
  • Receive push notifications of system alerts including filter changes, system errors, low/high temperature alarms
  • Updated web app

The app works with iOS, Android or Fire OS enabled devices with the latest software. Homeowners can also access the app through their web browser at app.kumocloud.com.

The kumo cloud app is available via app stores or at kumocloud.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading marketer of Zoned Comfort Solutions™ and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air-conditioning and heating technology in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 1982, Mitsubishi Electric introduced its state-of-the-art, ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in North America and later expanded its product line with VRF zoning heat pump systems using INVERTER technology to offer simultaneous cooling and heating capabilities. The division also offers compressors and a full line of air-conditioning accessories. Mitsubishi Electric products have won more than 58 innovation and excellence awards, including the 2015 Record Products Award from Architectural Record, a 2015 ACH&R News Dealer Design Award, a 2015 Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products, a 2016 Money-Saving Products Award from BUILDINGS and a 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award from ASHRAE. More information is available at www.mehvac.com and at Mitsubishi Electric’s blog. Mitsubishi Electric is also on FacebookTwitterPinterest and YouTube

In addition to cooling and heating products, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, factory automation products and services, elevators and escalators, solar modules, electric utility products and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have roughly 50 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact: Erica White
Griffin & Co./ LMO
703/797-7126 (direct line)

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